A lot is a defined quantity of a thing used as a unit of inventory, output, sale, sampling, or transportation. Items within a lot have uniform quality and characteristics, and are produced under essentially the same conditions. A lot is ordered, sold, received, and moved in its entirety. To facilitate identification, each item lot is assigned a lot ID number. Lots enable you to monitor materials and identify items that become available or expire on particular dates.
For food companies, lot number assignment is critical for tracking the movement of items through the supply chain, performing quality testing, and executing product recalls.
Advanced Lot Management
For food companies, lot number assignment is critical for tracking the movement of items through the supply chain, performing quality testing, and executing product recalls. Aptean Food & Beverage ERP bcFood Edition builds upon the native item tracking features in Dynamics so that you can institute strong, comprehensive lot control without sacrificing efficiency.
Automated assignment – set up your items to automatically assign lot numbers from a predefined number series with every inbound purchase receipt or outputting of products from your manufacturing processes.
Multiple lot values – maintain the relationship between your numbering system and those of your customers and vendors by assigning separate vendor, customer, or other externally-assigned identification numbers to lot records.
Lot inheritance – when you reclassify an old lot, Aptean Food & Beverage ERP copies important identification information, country of origin assignments, and quality testing data to the new lot record, ensuring that important data follows your lots throughout the system.
Automatically assign lot numbers to purchased products, then enter the vendor’s lot identification information on these records, making it easy to cross-reference separate numbering systems.