Material Management, Tracking & Geneaology

Tracking & Tracing in Manufacturing

Achieving clarity within a plant has become an important goal in today’s manufacturing world. Whether plant managers want to cut costs by making operators work more efficiently or minimize losses during a recall, having a clear understanding of what is happening on the production floor is essential to achieving these goals.

Material management with tracking and tracing capabilities is one of the tools that can provide this clarity. Tracking and tracing records all of the materials that enter or leave a plant and monitors the status of the materials while being consumed and/or produced.


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Material Management Solutions

Hyla Soft’s material management solutions with tracking & tracing offer the following functionality:

  • Material master definition management
  • Lot status management
  • Forward genealogy
  • Backward genealogy
  • Handling unit management
  • Material set point tracking
  • ERP integration
  • Warehouse Management and/or integration

Benefits of Material Management

Taking advantages of the above functionality offers many benefits to manufacturers. Information provided by Hyla Soft’s material management solution with tracking & tracing leads to improved lean practices and optimization, provides integration with other systems, and reveals unsafe practices.

If operators are adding materials incorrectly, or even possibly adding the wrong materials, controls can be put in place to ensure operators work in the desired manner. Another benefit is that critical data will be accessible during a recall.

Managers will have the ability to trace back all original materials of a product and quickly determine which supplier they came from as well as identify other products that may have been contaminated. Recalls are a stressful and costly process. By having an effective tracking and tracing system, companies can reduce the time and money spent during these events.

Additionally, tracking and tracing data provided to the ERP system can be used as a cost analysis tool in evaluating the expenses of producing final goods.  Other benefits include:

  • Lean practices & optimization
  • Faster recalls
  • Improved inventory management
  • Cost planning & analysis
  • Improved accountability of products
  • Reduction of inventory on production floor
  • Reduction of waste

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