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Real Consumptions and Lot Traceability
Real Consumptions and Lot Traceability
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Written by Gonçalo Fortes
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How real consumption works?

Have your workers input the actual consumed quantities for each production with this feature, as well as get to know from what Lots were the materials consumed.

When your products have sub-products/consumptions, Autodesk Prodsmart calculates the amounts consumed when a production is finished. However, sometimes the used quantities may vary from the predicted ones.

For example, lets say your factory produces cakes. A Chocolate Cake consumes materials such as Eggs, Flour and Sugar.

You know that each cake consumes 3 Eggs, 350g of Flour and 100g of Sugar.
However, the quantities that were actually used may be slightly different (e.g. if a egg is not good, a different one must be used).

In order to have your stocks updated correctly in real time, your workers can directly input the actual consumed values. To do that you need to activate the Setting: "Ask workers the actual quantities consumed" that's under Settings > Production > Consumptions

After enabling the setting and inputting the quantity produced, if that operation requires the consumption of materials, it will be prompted with the consumed quantities, as shown in the image bellow.

Quantity fields will be pre-filled by Prodsmart with the predicted quantities. Your worker will just have to update the values that vary.

If you want to know from which Lot those materials have been consumed, make sure that the setting 'Enable to register lots / serial number' is enabled under Settings > Traceability.

If you attribute a Lot Number to your materials you can have your workers specify from which lot they were consumed, as can be seen in the following image.

You can use the barcode reader to scan the barcode and automatically introduce the lot you have consumed in your production.

In case you want to manually insert the lot information for each material, it will be pre-filled by default by our system, using the oldest lot.

You can also use the "+Add Consumption" button to add products that were consumed but are not part of the BoM for this product.

When you check your Inventory and Inventory Movements, you can filter them by Lot Number and confirm the quantities in each Lot.

If you still have some doubts about the ‘Real Consumptions and Lot Traceability’, feel free to reach out in our live-chat feature or directly to your CSM.

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