It is functionality that lets you record the detailed history of each item that is processed in your company.
How does a lot of tracking work?
Lot tracking ensures that the history of every product and material is known. Technically this means the following:
- Each batch of an item is tracked and identified separately.
- Every time a material is purchased, a unique lot number is recorded for it.
- During production, materials are consumed from specific stock lots. The stock lot numbers are recorded.
- Each production run produces a new lot (batch) of products.
- Stock lots from where products were given out are recorded for each sale.
- Defects in products can be traced back to specific production operations or material purchases in seconds.
- For a defective batch of materials, it is possible to identify all products which are affected.
How does a lot tracking work in MRPeasy?
The warehouse management functionality (WMS) together with manufacturing planning and reporting functions (MRP-MES) in MRPeasy offer full lot and serial number traceability. This makes MRPeasy perfectly suited for ensuring material and product traceability:
- Lot tracking is automated and is always working.
- Unique lot numbers are automatically generated when products enter the system.
- Notes and files, e.g. certificates, can be attached to individual stock lots.
- Expiry dates of materials and products are managed.
- MRPeasy proposes which lots to pick items from – no manual lot number recording needed by the worker.
- MRPeasy makes sure that no product or material can be overbooked by managing the reservations properly.
- If materials or products need to be picked, the lot number, location, and quantity are always indicated to the workers.
- It is possible to divide one batch of materials (a stock lot) between different production runs, or customers.
- In addition to stock lot numbers, it is possible to track serial numbers of individual parts.
- The actual cost of each batch of products is known (from direct materials cost).
See also What is a stock lot?