Working Examples: parent-child relationship serial numbers
In order to track serialized items more accurately and provide more tracking methods for users, Ascent is able to track the serial numbers for both BOM items and BOM line items. You can also call it parent-child relationship serial numbers.
Let’s “walk” through a working example, regarding the processes of adding and tracking parent and child serial numbers.
First, let’s look at the BOM item: GNN VALVE.
GNN VALVE is a serialized item, and its item type is BOM-non Phantom.
Then, the BOM line item: VALVE STEM. It is also set as “serialized”.
Now, let’s create a PWO for our BOM item GNN VALVE.
Nothing exciting here, just like usual. Let’s complete this PWO.
In complete PWO page, click the “build” button, it will show you something different than normal non-serialized item.
Please pay attention: in current Ascent, every serial number is unique. It is not allowed to set the same serial number to different items, otherwise, the new selected item will occupy the serial number and the serial number will no longer belong to the former one, which is very possible to mass up the system.
As shown above, please enter the accurate serial numbers into both receive field and ship field. “Receive” means these serial numbers will be counted in inventory like receiving. “Ship” means these serial numbers will be depleted and no longer exist in inventory.
Click “save”. We completed the PWO successfully.
Now, let’s have a quick look of the Serial Number Tracker on PWO page.
It’s very clear that we used 000001, 000002 and 000003 to build PA018, PA019 and PA020. We can also get the similar record by checking one specific child serial number or a parent serial number.
Let’s take serial number 000001 as an example. Click the link of 000001.
Just as shown above, the serial number PA018 is record as the parent serial number of 000001. Even though 000001 is used and no longer in inventory, we can still track it.