How do we deduct inventory at a later date after sending an invoice?

We currently plan to use QB Online Inventory for our small manufacturing type business. I think we can use bundle and use the inventory for our raw materials. We have tested it and it seems that it will work for the meantime, however, I have this problem where we make orders weeks or even months after the customer paid for it. However when we create an invoice it will automatically deduct the items in our inventory but since we are a micro business we dont have that much stock on our inventory so we normally use what we have when we need it. Is there a way to send invoice without reducing the qty in our inventory until we actually use it?

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