If serial number tracking is enabled for a product and a Manufacturing order (MO) is created for the product, a Traceability tab will be added on the MO (this tab will only display for products that have serial number tracking enabled).
If there are no serial numbers entered, the Traceability tab will show an exclamation mark icon.
You can assign serial numbers to an MO when the MO is still Open, but you can only enter as many serial numbers as the quantity planned on the MO.
Adding serial numbers to manufacturing products
To add serial numbers to an open MO, click the Traceability tab > Add numbers button.
You can add serial numbers via two different ways:
Manually enter each number, pressing "Enter" after each added number or copy and paste the numbers from an Excel sheet.
Automatically generate numbers based on the format defined on the product card
If you're automatically generating numbers, click Generate and the serial numbers will be displayed following the defined format
If you want to manually enter the numbers, click Add manually.
Note: A serial number can only contain numbers, letters, spaces, and special characters like - _ /,. There is a maximum limit of 32 characters and only 1000 numbers can be input at a time.
Once you've entered the required serial numbers, click Done and the serial numbers will be added to the MO.
If you mark the MO as Done or Partially complete, the serial numbers you inserted will be given a respective production date.
If you are using the Shop Floor Control app to track operations, your operators can report the serial numbers of finished products. Read more.