What is a Unit of Measure (UoM)?

Unit of Measure Definition

A unit of measure (UOM) is the unit that any given item can be packaged into, or built into a product assembly. For example, you can package drinks in a single can, two-liter bottle, or other six-pack. In manufacturing assemblies or BOMs, each child component is stipulated with a specific UOM type (e.g., each, inch). As an example, if you had capacitors called out in a BOM, you would have a UOM of each (EA) and would stipulate the quantity of capacitors required to build the assembly.


What are the four types of UoM?

The four types of UoM are:

  • Stocking UoM – Used to quantify warehouse inventory items
  • Ordering UoM – Used for sales and purchase orders
  • Shipping UoM – Used by shipping for transactions such as packaging, loading, and unloading
  • Standard UoM – Remains the same for ordering, stocking, and shipping

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What is the importance of unit of measure?

UoM enables businesses to easily quantify and manage inventory items. It provides all stakeholders standard terminology to communicate the exact quantity and total price in a transaction, thus avoiding confusion.

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What is unit of measure in inventory?

A unit of measure (UoM) specifies the standard measurement unit that is used to count inventoried items and express them in specific quantities. Pieces, feet, pounds, and gallons are all examples of units of measure.

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