Serial/Lot Copy is accessed from the GoTo button on MO Entry. Serial/Lot Copy is used when the made item is a “transformation” of the Input item or material, where the Output Item retains the same serial or lot number as the Input Item. It can also generate a range of Lot Numbers based on an Input, such as ABC-001, ABC-002, ABC-003.
The inputs window (top left) fills with the Input Items that are serial or lot controlled. If all the Inputs are from the same lot, only the Lot Number is displayed and no Item Number will be displayed. The inputs are all marked by default, but can be unmarked as required.
Click the Binoculars to find a specific lot number. The Find window performs a “contains” search, so if you enter “3” it will return all lot numbers that contain “3”. Enter a search criterion then press the tab key (or click the Find button with the mouse). Pressing Tab will execute the search and automatically close the Find window.
Click the Refresh button next to the Input Item Number field to clear the Find restriction and refresh the display.
The outputs side fills with the Output Items that are serial or lot controlled. Mark the outputs to copy Lot/Serial number TO, and if needed, enter a bin.
Select an option from the drop down to determine if the items will be copied into Lots (more than one quantity per lot number) or Serials (one quantity per lot number). For example, if the Input Item is Lot Controlled with a Quantity of 10, this can be copied to a single Lot Number of the Output Item in a Quantity of 10, or, the Output Item Lot Numbers can be generates as-if it is a serial number (it generates 10 records in the Copied Lots window).
When the required inputs and outputs are selected, click the Copy button to add them to the bottom window. If more than one item is in the input window, the total quantity selected from each window must equal to proceed.
The copied window displays the marked items from the outputs window. The Lot Attributes and Dates are copied from the Input item if both the Input Item and Output Item have the same Lot Type. If you are using WilloWare’s Extended Lot Attributes in GP PowerPack, those attributes will also be copied.
Enter a lot suffix to create a “serialized” lot number with the format of Lot + Dash + Suffix. The Suffix is padded to a number of characters specified in Setup. See MO Document Type Setup for more information. The pad will automatically add zeros, so you can enter just 1 to get 001.
If a lot suffix is not entered, the lot number from the input item will be used.
Click the Save button to insert the new lot numbers into the MO.