Serial Number Tracking Throughout Manufacturing

You can track your jobs using serial control throughout the manufacturing process. This enables you to assign and associate serial numbers to a job, and track the assembly by serial number as it progresses on the shop floor. Serial number tracking is enabled for discrete jobs, both standard and non–standard. This feature also includes:

  • Serial control beginning at a specific point in the routing
  • Association of serial numbers to jobs before build
  • Serial based transaction entry
  • Import and auto–generation of serial numbers
  • Serial number label printing

You can view the genealogy of the serialized assembly including move transactions, component issues, returns to stock, and completions.
Serial tracking for work in process transactions is only supported in the online mode through Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications

Setting Up Serial Number Control Tracking
Serial control for items is defined in Oracle Inventory. Work order serial tracking for assemblies is set in the Work in Process Parameters window.

1.1 Specify the serial control type as Predefined. This value is defined in Inventory attribute, Serial Generation.
Work in process serial tracking is only enabled when you use the value of Predefined.

1.2 Establish the type of serial number uniqueness for your organization in the Oracle Inventory Organization Parameters
window. Your options for serial number uniqueness are Within inventory items, Within an organization, or Across organizations.

1.3 Optionally, you can predefine serial numbers in Oracle Inventory. You can generate serial numbers using the Serial Number Generation concurrent program,

2.1 Default Serialization Start Operation
Determines the job operation where serial number tracking begins.
The serial start operation on the item routing is always copied to the job routing during job creation. If there is no serialization start operation on the item routing, and this parameter is enabled – the serialization start operation is defaulted to the first operation on the job routing, This value displays on the Discrete Jobs window. If this parameter is not enabled, the serialization start operation on the job routing is blank, and serialization is disabled.

2.2 Auto Associate Serial Numbers on Job Creation From Interface If this parameter is enabled, serial numbers are automatically generated and associated to a job when a job is created through the WIP Mass Load Interface.
When you submit the WIP Mass Load program using the Import Jobs and Schedules window, new standard and non–standard discrete jobs are created. The Work Order Interface uses the value in this parameter to create serialized records for the new jobs.

2.3 Default Intraoperation Step for Assembly Moves
This parameter is used for move transactions on a serialized job. It defines a default value for the intraoperation step where you are moving assemblies – the To step. Your choices are Queue, Run, To move, and Null. The following table shows the next move for for Default Intraoperation Step values in this parameter.

3. Transaction Processing Mode
This parameter has two settings: Online and Background. For serialized transactions, this parameter is ignored and will always
use the Online setting.

Associating and Modifying Serial Number Job Information
The Associate Serial Numbers window is accessed from the Discrete Jobs window, and is enabled only for jobs under serialization. If you are creating a new job, you must first save your record in order to enter information on this window.
This window enables you to generate and associate new or existing serial numbers to the job. You can also print labels for these serial numbers from this window.

Label Printing for Serialized Parts
Labels can be printed after serial numbers have been associated to a job. You can set up serial label printing either in Oracle Inventory, or Oracle Warehouse Management. This includes selecting serial number label types, formats, and assigning printers. You can print labels from the Associate Serial Numbers window, or from the mobile device window.

Moving Serialized Assemblies
You can perform serialized move transactions through Oracle Mobile Supply Chain Applications using a mobile device. The location of the assembly on the routing determines the window used for the transactions. For example, jobs not serialized do not require serial entry
– and serialized jobs require serial number entry before you can proceed. This functionality uses the following rules:
• Before reaching the serialization start operation, move transactions are performed using the window where serial
number entry is not available.
• Once a serialized assembly moves to the Queue of the serialization start operation, move transactions are performed
using a window requiring serial number entry.

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