- Serialized Model Example
- Non-Serialized Model Example
- Changing Non-Serialized Model Quantities
All of the physical inventory items that you want to track in your Flex system need to be either serialized or non-serialized models. Serialized inventory models have individual serial units, each of which have their own unique barcode. Non-serialized inventory models do not have individually barcoded units.
Detailed examples of both serialized and non-serialized models are shown below.
There is no right or wrong way to assign inventory models as either serialized or non-serialized. Deciding which items to make serialized models and which to make non-serialized models is entirely up to you and the way that your company operates. The guidelines presented here are only meant as examples to show how each type of item works in Flex.
Serialized Model Example
A good example of a serialized inventory model is a projector. If you create a serialized inventory model in your Flex system for a Barco projector, you will find that the inventory model page has a tab called “Serial Numbers.”
Each Barco projector that you have in your warehouse corresponds with a serial number and will have a unique barcode. Whenever you send any of these projectors out on a job, you will scan the unique barcode found on each one, thus enabling you to effectively track the location of each individual unit.
Non-Serialized Model Example
A good example of a non-serialized model is an XLR audio signal cable. If you create a non-serialized inventory model in your Flex system for a 10 foot XLR cable, you will not find a “Serial Numbers” tab on the inventory model page. There will only be one barcode created, and each cable in your inventory will be controlled by that single barcode.
Changing Non-Serialized Model Quantities
The Qty. tab shows the count for each location. The first number (On-Hand) is the amount that you currently have available in your warehouse, and the second number (Allocated) is the total amount that you own. You can change the quantity of a non-serialized model by clicking the CHANGE QUANTITIES button at the bottom of the screen.
When you are scanning 10 foot XLR cables out on a job, you will type in or scan the barcode for 10 foot XLR cables and you will be prompted to enter the quantity that you are sending to the job.
The first number (On-Hand) on the Qty. tab of the 10 foot XLR cable will decrease by the amount that is entered in the quantity prompt. Similarly, when scanning non-serialized items back in from a job, the On-Hand number will increase based on the amount that is entered in the quantity prompt.