Production scanning

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Introduction

The Ongoing WMS has a production module which allows warehouses to produce new goods. A simple example is that the warehouse may produce a box which contains samples of various articles. More complex workflows are also possible. For instance, the system has full tracking of batch numbers and expiry dates which allows the production module to be used for food items.

General workflow

The first step when using the production module is to define your inputs and outputs:

  1. Define the articles which are considered to be inputs of the article which is to be produced.
  2. Define the articles which are to be produced (the outputs), and how many of each input articles they contain.

When that is done, you are ready to start production:

  1. Create a production order and state how many articles you wish to produce.
  2. Use the production order to produce the new items. This can be done using a scanner, see Scanning workflow.
  3. Move the newly created items into the warehouse. This can also be done using a scanner, see our page on move scanning.

Video presentation

We have prepared a video presentation about the production module:

Scanning workflow

When using a scanner to produce items, the workflow is as follows:

  1. Choose a production order.
  2. Choose which line you wish to work on.
  3. Scan each input article.
  4. When all inputs have been scanned, press the Produce button to confirm that you are done.
This is repeated until everything has been produced.

It is up to you to determine what you wish to scan. For some types of items, it is enough to just scan the EAN code of each input item. For more complex production flows, you may wish to also scan the batch number of all of inputs. This allows you to trace exactly where each batch ends up.