Item Tracking and Traceability
Many businesses have a legal requirement to maintain records to track items, in the form of LOT/Serial control. Typical market sectors are:
- Medical & medical supplies
- Food & beverages
- Pharmaceutical & chemical supplies
- Aviation and automotive
Here at Probitas, we have several customers in the above market sectors who manage their stock with item tracking. It is important to remember that Item Tracked items generate a considerable amount of additional work within the business to transact them. With this in mind it is important to only implement Item Tracking on the items for which it is essential.
The day to day management control of Lot/Serial controlled items can be dramatically reduced by implementing barcodes and scanners. Additionally, NAV supports the concept of expiration date as a parameter on an item's Lot/Serial number.
While Item Tracking puts an addition load on the business, when a problem occurs, the traceability functionality repays that effort.
Using the Traceability function, you can easily trace the flow of that item through your company into:
- Stock in your Warehouse
- Items sold to Customers - which customer and when
- Items used in a production Order, creating a parent item