Enter costs for material resources

You can enter a single rate or multiple rates for each material resource (material resource: The supplies or other consumable items that are used to complete tasks in a project.) in your project to calculate the cost of your consumable resources (resources: The people, equipment, and material that are used to complete tasks in a project.) (such as supplies), and you can set a per-use cost (per-use cost: A set fee for the use of a resource that can be in place of, or in addition to, a variable. For work resources, a per-use cost accrues each time that the resource is used. For material resources, a per-use cost is accrued only once.) for the materials used.

ShowEnter a rate for material resources

  1. On the View menu, click Resource Sheet.
  2. On the View menu, point to Table, and then click Entry.
  3. In the Resource Name field (field: A location in a sheet, form, or chart that contains a specific kind of information about a task, resource, or assignment. For example, in a sheet, each column is a field. In a form, a field is a named box or a place in a column.), select a material resource or type a new material resource name.
  4. For a new material resource, type or select Material in the Type field (field: A location in a sheet, form, or chart that contains a specific kind of information about a task, resource, or assignment. For example, in a sheet, each column is a field. In a form, a field is a named box or a place in a column.).
  5. For a new material resource, type a measurement unit name in the Material Label field.
  6. In the Std. Rate field, type a rate. Press TAB to move to the field if it's not visible.
  7. To enter multiple rates per material resource, click Resource Information Button image, and then click the General tab.
  8. For a new material resource, type or select Material in the Type box.
  9. For a new material resource, type a measurement unit name for the material resource in the Material label box.
  10. Click the Costs tab, and then click the A (Default) tab in the Cost rate tables.
  11. In the Standard Rate column, type a rate.
  12. In the next row, type a value or percentage change from the previous rate in the Standard Rate column.
  13. In the Effective Date column, enter the date that the rate change takes effect.
  14. To enter additional sets of rates, click the B tab, and then repeat steps 11-13

 Notes 

  • Enter material resource rates if you want Microsoft Office Project 2003 to calculate material resource costs based on material resource rates. For example, to assign to a task the material resource cement with a unit price of $100 per ton, select the resource type Material and enter the resource name Cement, the label Ton, and the standard rate of $100.
  • Enter multiple rates per material resource if you work with different grades of material or need to incorporate material rate changes on specific dates. For example, you can use the cost rate table tabs to enter rates for different grades of carpet and include cost increases or discounts expected at specific times during the project.

ShowEnter a per-use cost for material resources

  1. On the View menu, click Resource Sheet.
  2. On the View menu, point to Table, and then click Entry.
  3. In the Resource Name field, select a material resource or type a new material resource name.
  4. For a new material resource, select Material in the Type field (field: A location in a sheet, form, or chart that contains a specific kind of information about a task, resource, or assignment. For example, in a sheet, each column is a field. In a form, a field is a named box or a place in a column.).
  5. For a new material resource, type a measurement unit name in the Material Label field.
  6. In the Cost/Use field, type a cost value. Press TAB to move to the field if it's not visible.
  7. To enter multiple per-use costs per material resource, click Resource Information Button image, and then click the General tab.
  8. For a new material resource, select Material in the Type box.
  9. For a new material resource, type a measurement unit name in the Material label box.
  10. Click the Costs tab, and then click the A (Default) tab in the Cost rate tables.
  11. In the Per Use Cost column, type a cost value.
  12. In the next row, type a value or percentage change from the previous cost in the Per Use Cost column.
  13. In the Effective Date column, enter the date that the cost change takes effect.
  14. To enter additional sets of per-use costs, click the B tab, and then repeat steps 11-13.

 Notes 

  • Enter one per-use cost per material resource if you want to enter only one per-use cost for a material resource and don't want to incorporate future cost changes.
  • Enter multiple per-use costs per material resource if you want to enter more than one per-use cost for a resource or incorporate future material cost per-use changes.
 
 
Applies to:
Project 2003