Essential Product Knowledge
The ‘Manage Inventory’ section of the V5 Control Center allows users to view stock levels of all commodities that are entered into V5 Traceability. Individual lots of commodities can also be viewed, along with their associated containers. Non-palletized items can be adjusted and added here, whereas palletized items cannot, they can only be zero’d. For further information on inventory management of non-palletized commodities, click here. A guide to managing pallets and their contents is also available here.
The ‘Manage Inventory’ section can be found under the ‘Inventory’ header in Control Center.
This section is made up of 3 panels:
The commodity code of the commodity.
The description of the commodity.
The type of commodity we are dealing with (Ingredient/Packaging/Formula).
The Unit of Measure that the commodity is received in. All of the above are populated from ‘Commodities’ and cannot be changed here.
How much (weight) of the commodity is currently in stock.
Total value of the in-stock commodity.
The weight that the in-stock amount must reach to trigger a stock warning. Once this happens, stock levels will show as red on reports. This can also be used to trigger a warning on batching on a per-lot basis as per cleardown threshold (set either in ‘Commodities’ or ‘Formulas’).
How much of the commodity is left in stock before a stock warning is triggered.
The lot number assigned when the commodity was produced or received.
If a received commodity, this will be populated by the lot number issued by the supplier. Could also be a custom batch number of a produced good.
The supplier code of the selected lot.
The expiry date of the lot.
The physical location of the lot.
The weight of the commodity originally received.
The date the lot was received/produced if an in-house lot.
The cost (per unit) of the selected lot.
The weight of the commodity still in stock (i.e. not already consumed in formula production).
The total value of the On Hand stock.
The name of the supplier of the selected lot.
When the lot was manufactured.
License Plate Number used to uniquely identify the lot’s pallet. Redundant when dealing with palletized goods.
The tare value (if present) when the lot was weighed on receipt.
The pallet number assigned by the system when the pallet is created. Only used for Inventory Pallets.
The weight of the selected lot on that specific pallet.
Serial number of the lot on the pallet (if a serialized product).
The physical stock location of the pallet.