Track your products with serial numbers¶
The serial number is a unique code that identifies a specific product, allowing to track its transfer history and post-sale activities. Viindoo software allows you to manage and track products with serial numbers with ease.
Configure inventory management by serial numbers¶
To configure Inventory management software by serial numbers, you need to navigate to Inventory > Configuration > Settings > Traceability. After that, activate the Lots & Serial Numbers feature and click Save.
To manage goods by serial numbers, you need to activate the serial number tracking feature on products by navigating to Inventory > Products > Products and opening the product you want to configure. Click Edit and select tracking By Unique Serial Number at the Inventory tab. Then, click Save to save the settings.
Manage Serial numbers¶
To stock a product traced by serial number, you need to specify its serial number by:
Assigning serial numbers manually;
Multi-assigning serial numbers;
Copying and assigning serial numbers from an Excel file.
First, you need to open the details operations of the receipt slip:
Below are details on how to assign serial numbers to products.
Manually assign different serial numbers¶
You click Add a line in the Lot/Serial Number Name column on the Detailed Operations of the picking. Enter the product’s serial number. You can keep doing so until you have entered all the serial numbers.
Multi-assign serial numbers¶
To assign multiple serial numbers, you need to enter the starting serial number in First SN and the number of products you want to assign in Number of SN. After entering the above data, click Assign Serial Numbers.
The system will automatically generate serial numbers in order based on the first serial number and assign them to the products.
With this input method, there should be at least 1 number anywhere in the serial code. The purpose is for the system to automatically increment by that number.
Copy and paste serial numbers from an Excel file¶
To copy and paste serial numbers, you open the sheet containing the serial numbers you want to import and copy the list. Then, paste the copied numbers into the Lot/Serial Number Name column.
The system will automatically create the lines you need.
In order to track the serial number of the product upon the delivery, you click on the 5-line icon to open the Detailed Operations window at the delivery slip.
In case you want to select products with certain serial numbers to deliver, you can change the serial numbers right at this interface.
Serial number traceability¶
After configuring Viindoo inventory management software, you can easily trace back the product’s origin based on its serial number information.
You can trace products by navigating to Inventory > Products > Lots/Serial Numbers and tapping on the corresponding serial number. Then, open Traceability. You will see the serial number information used here.
To be informed of the product’s location and stock quantity, you can click the Location button on the right corner of the serial number view.
The software will list the inventory location with the quantity corresponding to each serial number.
Create New Lots/Serial Numbers: If enabled, when you receive goods in stock, you will be allowed to create new serial numbers.
Use Existing Lots/Serial Numbers: If enabled, when you receive goods in stock, you can reuse the existing serial numbers in the system and can’t create new ones.
To set these options, go to Configuration > Operation Types in Inventory app.
For each type, you can create a new one or use an existing serial number. By default, the system selects to create a new serial number with the receiving operation type.
Create New Lots/Serial Numbers: Usually used in receiving or production operations.
Use Existing Lots/Serial Numbers: Usually used when transferring internally, delivery.