Define products as not stocked


In Supply Chain Management, you can define products as stocked or not stocked.

If a product is stocked, it is carried in physical inventory and on-hand inventory is maintained.

If a product is not stocked, no inventory-related functions are supported, such as transfer journals and counting, and it will not track on-hand inventory.

Screenshot of the Item model groups page highlighting the Stocked product checkbox.

You can define not-stocked products in the Item model groups page. If the Stocked product checkbox is cleared, the products that are associated with this item model group will be considered not stocked.

A not-stocked product is a product of the item or service type that can't be tracked in inventory but can still be handled through the receiving and shipping process. Also, master planning will not include not-stocked products.


The USMF company sells consulting services to help install a home theater system. Consulting is set up as a service product and is not stocked in the warehouse. As a result, USMF can sell consulting hours without having to track inventory.