EZ-MES Implementation: How Parts and Batches are created
Creating Part Records
Before you can start tracking
parts (products), batches, and lots within EZ-MES, an EZ-MES representation of the
real-world part should exist in EZ-MES.
EZ-MES is using
Part Records to represent Parts and Batches. A lot is seen as a grouping
Records and has its own Lot Object within
EZ-MES (so a Lot is NOT represented by a Part Record).
There are a couple of ways these
Part Records can be created:
- Purchase Orders
Inventory Management Desktop you can Create a New Purchase
Order. After you move the purchase order to submitted, Part Records will be automatically
created for the ordered parts. The part state for the parts will be 'ORD'
(On order). At the moment the PO is received the Parts will move to Inventory (The
RMI - Raw Material Inventory - Part State.
Note: To order parts, to add them to the system, the system needs to know
what kind of part you would like to order. So before you can order any part, you
Create a Part Definition
- Create Parts Flow
You can create your own 'Add to Inventory' flows. These flows have to be of a
Create type. Using the 'Create Part' option on the Flow Definition you can
create Travelers that do not need to pick any Part Record, but that will
create their own Part Records at the moment the
Traveler is created.
- Adjust Inventory
Probably the fastest way to create parts is to adjust the Inventory counts on the
Adjustment Form. Using the
Part Specific Inventory Flows you are able to automatically start a
flow to serialize parts (or perform other actions like incomming inspection) at
the moment they are added on the add inventory form.
- Input - Output Conversion
New Part Records are automatically created for certain Input - Output combinations
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