The Pre-Assign Serial/Lot Numbers module in MFG PowerPack automatically pre-assigns serial/lot numbers when a manufacturing order is created.
The next serial or lot number can be generated using the Serial/Lot Mask, or custom numbering logic can be added. For example, the Serial or Lot Number could be based on the MO Number, the date, or virtually any other business rule.
This is especially useful when Sales Configurator is being used to create manufacturing orders, since the sales user normally does not have access to MO Entry. A manufacturing Planner must then remember to open each MO and create serial numbers. Automatic Pre-Assignment of serial numbers saves a time-consuming step, and prevents errors and delays in manufacturing due to incorrect or missing serial numbers.