Serialized Inventory Overview

The StreamV Serialized Inventory System provides your company with the ability to easily track the serial numbers of the items that you sell.  The Serialized Inventory programs record the status and activity of each serialized inventory item as it is received into inventory, transferred from one inventory location to another, sold to a customer, returned from a customer and/or returned to the vendor.  Detailed information about the current status and history of each serialized inventory item is easily accessible, and it is available on line.

The serialized inventory programs are fully integrated with all modules in the Stream System.  Items can be identified as serialized items as they are created in the Product Catalog file.  The serialized inventory flags in the Product Catalog record are automatically copied into any Inventory or Warehouse records that are created from the Catalog record and changes to the flags are blocked after item creation.

Once an item is identified as serialized, the StreamV serialized inventory programs are called automatically by the system whenever the serialized item is received, transferred, adjusted, or invoiced.  Serialization windows are displayed as the transactions are saved, and the operator is prompted to enter the serial numbers of the serialized items being processed.  Wherever practical, the system has been designed to reduce required operator input by incorporating features such as bar code support and automatic incrementing of numeric serial numbers.  Routines also insure that the serial numbers being input are valid and that the transactions being processed are in line with the current status and availability of each item.  This type of system integration and control reduces operator effort and error by prompting the user when additional information is required, and by informing the operator when an invalid transaction is about to be processed.

Configuration options allow for flexibility in the way that individual inventory items are processed.  Individual inventory items may be configured to require serial number input as the item is received or only as the item is invoiced to the customer.    

A unique control file allows the system administrator to set up editing, insertion, and deletion rights on a global or on a user by user basis (or both).  All operators can be given the ability to view the status and history of serialized items and the ability to change the displayed information can be restricted to authorized personnel. 


Serialized Inventory Options

Serialized Inventory - File Structures

Serialized Inventory - Terms and Concepts

Serialized Inventory Processing Overview