May 2017
  • S
  • M
  • T
  • W
  • R
  • F
  • S
  •  
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • 16
  • 17
  • 18
  • 19
  • 20
  • 21
  • 22
  • 23
  • 24
  • 25
  • 26
  • 27
  • 28
  • 29
  • 30
  • 31

Scanning Serial Numbers

By Howard Mintz (194 words)
Posted in Warehouse Operations on May 29, 2013

There are (1) comments permalink

Scanning to capture unique serial numbers on products to ship should be a relatively painless affair.  Identify the item as serial number controlled in the item master and indicate the number of serial numbers to capture per unit shipped.  This is normally 1 per unit, but for some electronics or high-tech setups you may capture one for each component being shipped (a computer and monitor, for example, shipping as one unit).

You'll then need to decide where in the outbound process you want to scan the serial numbers.  Some companies integrate this into their picking workflow while others scan at the time they ship-stage the product.  Either way, with a serial number controlled workers won't be able to ship confirm the product until the requisite number of serial numbers have been scanned.

Of course, all serial numbers are kepyt with the order, and in the audit trail, for future reference.

This process also works well with gift cards, phone cards, etc. where you need to capture the serial number to pass along for card activation.

Please contact us if you have any questions about serial number scanning and we can share more of our experiences and successful implementations.

Comments (1)

Stephanie McCully posted on: September 19, 2012

Please send me information on how I can scan gift card serial numbers into say an excel document or access. I would need product information as well. Thanks!

Leave a comment

Not a robot?

>