Ship Orders, which are lists of products to be shipped to customers or installed on specific dates.
These may be directly entered into WIPtracker or, more usually, are imported or derived from customer orders entered into an ERP or accounting systems.
Receiving Orders, which are lists of raw materials to be identified, labeled, and associated with each customer job.
These typically are derived from purchase orders entered into an accounting or ERP system.
Work orders, which consist of routes of operations, needed to make specific products. They are typically imported from an ERP system.
Bills of Materials, often derived from CAD or other Engineering Design systems
WIPtracker then tracks:
Receipt, labeling, and put away of materials ordered for each customer job.
Picking of materials for each work order operation including withdrawal from common stock inventory.
Consumption of materials on each work order operation and return to stock of left-over materials.
Production of WIP materials and their consumption on other job steps.
The location of each box, tote, cart, pallet or other container of WIP materials.
This includes tracking the location in inventory of left-over materials so they can be reused on other jobs.
Left over materials such as reels of wire, rolls of paper, and sheets of steel,
so the system knows the length and width of the materials left over in each reel, roll, or sheet.
Production and labeling of finished products to the specific needs of each job and customer.
Packing and labeling of finished products ready for shipment, including generating advanced shipment notice data for each mixed pallet.
In addition, WIPtracker can:
Track when each operation on each operation on each job starts and ends, including who worked on it and for how long.
Tracking multiple jobs, run at the same time on a common machine, including allocating materials and labor consumed to the different jobs.
Use stored or imported BOMs to warn users if they are about to use the wrong materials for a job step.
Track pallets of material containing many different materials.
Generate GS1 standard and other custom barcodes on demand.
Build a historical materials traceability record enabling compliance with the requirements of agencies, such as the DoD and FDA, as well as ISO standards.
Capture job costs and compare estimated versus actual job costs.
Track the quality control status of materials and warn users if they attempt to use materials that have not passed inspection.
Track materials belonging to specific customers and customer projects, to avoid misuse of materials.
Dynamically schedule which jobs are worked on next to help ensure customer orders get shipped on time. This typically requires some customization.
Generate Text and Email alters when jobs are running late or needed materials have not arrived on time. This requires some customization.