Monthly Archives: February 2014

Component traceability and accuracy in different consumption modes – part 2

Inventory Accuracy and Traceability

As explained in Part 1 of this blog, there are pros and cons of direct issue and backflush consumption methods supported by ERP systems. Accuracy of component traceability and inventory levels are often the main decision factors when choosing which method should be used.

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Component traceability and accuracy in different consumption modes – Part 1

Inventory Accuracy and TraceabilityManufacturers often struggle when balancing between how much detailed traceability data they need and the cost of collecting that data. In particular, inventory consumption and genealogy data can be challenging in a high pace production environment. In this context, we would like to compare and contrast two ways of tracking inventory in production:

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