Inventory items are managed in bulk by bin/quantities in storerooms typically in Calem. For instance, there are three spark plugs in shelf 1 at the maintenance storeroom. However, managing inventory in bulk might not be sufficient for all organizations. For instance, there are three high precision cameras that need to be tracked in an organization. A camera may be sitting in a storeroom bin, deployed in the field, or in a vendor for repair.
The inventory module in Calem provides serialized inventory to track items individually. This blog discusses steps to manage serialized inventory.
1. Asset Item
The first step is to create an item with "Asset Item" checked.
2. Asset Items in "Items - Part/Tool" List
Asset items are not displayed in the "Items - Part/Tool" list when the list is displayed. Click "Include Asset Item" to show asset items.
3. Site Inventory
The next step is to create a site inventory for the asset item created above.
4. Conversion between Serialized and Bulk Items
There are procedures in Calem to help you adapt to your dynamic business needs. However, the procedures should be used with caution.
5. Inventory Transactions of Serialized Inventory
Additional screens and data attributes may be required for transactions of serialized inventory. They are handled properly for you in Calem. For instance, when receiving a serialized inventory, one has to provide serial numbers and assets tags for the items to receive. You may choose for Calem to generate for you, or manually enter them.
Transactions such as checkout and physical count are performed for individual items so make sure the serial numbers match the items transacted.