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Serial Number Management

Dear All,

Could you please tell me the significance of Serial Numbers and how can we use it for integration with Inventory management and Material Procurement.

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Thnkx Regards,


Former Member
Former Member replied

Hi Rashmi

Typically I had used serial numbers in 2 process ,

1. In our industry equipments were used to store the finish product & the product was sold to customer. Here alonwith product the equipment was also dispatched to customer, after the product was used the customer was returning the equipment , on which some maintenance activities are planned. To track these equipments & there maintenance history we have used serial numbers.

2. this is alomost the same example, we use to purchase compressed gases like N2 & O2 in cylinder from different vendors. The tracking of cylinder was a difficult task, as we use to receive lot of cylinders from diffrent vendors. So we have used the serial numbers for the gas cylinders. We have used material BOM also so that while creating PO for Gas, the cylinder with Sr number was taken in to stock with 0 value.

This way Sr numbers helped us to track the our/ vendor equipments.

Hope this will help you


Pravin Bhamare

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