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.
There are a couple of ways these Part Records can be created:
- Purchase Orders
On the 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 have to 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 Inventory 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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