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Setting up material resources
TIP In addition to or instead of cost rates, a resource can include a set fee that
Project accrues to each task to which the resource is assigned. This is called a cost
per use . Unlike cost rates, the cost per use does not vary with the task’s duration
or amount of work the resource performs on the task. You specify the cost per use
in the Cost/Use field in the Resource Sheet view or in the Per Use Cost field in the
Resource Information dialog box.
Click OK to close the Resource Information dialog box.
In the Resource Sheet view, note that Jane Dow’s initial rate, $55 per hour, appears in
her Std. Rate field. This field will display $55 per hour until the current date changes
to 6/1/15 or later. It will then display her new standard rate of $63.25 per hour.
Setting up material resources
Material resources are consumables that you use up as the project proceeds. On a
construction project, material resources might include nails, lumber, and concrete. You work
with material resources in Project to track a fixed unit amount or a rate of consumption of
the material resource and the associated costs. Unlike work resources, you cannot enter
a maximum units value for a cost resource or material resource. Because neither type of
resource performs work, the maximum units value doesn’t apply. Although Project is not
a complete system for tracking inventory, it can help you stay better informed about how
quickly you are consuming your material resources, and at what cost.
The scenario: At Lucerne Publishing, galley proofs of the new children’s book are the
consumable resource that interests you most. These are high-fidelity mock-ups of the new
book that are created before the book is commercially printed. Because these galley proofs
are relatively expensive to have produced, you’d like to account for their costs in the plan.
To do so, you need to create a material resource.
In this exercise, you enter information about a material resource.
In the Resource Sheet , click the next empty cell in the Resource Name column.
Type Bound galley proofs .
In the Type field, click the down arrow, select Material , and press the Tab key.
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