Lot Control:

 

Synonymous with “batch” control, lot control involves tracking the production lot or batch number of the inventory for quality assurance reasons, supporting a potential need to put a lot on-hold, support a recall process, reduce customer manufacturing variance and more. A WMS should have strong capabilities around lot control, including the ability to track lots of inventory from receipt through shipping, controlling when and if lots can be mixed, the ability to allocate by specific lot numbers and more.