How Lot Control and Expiration Dates for Inventory Can Help Your Operations

How Lot Control and Expiration Dates for Inventory Can Help Your Operations

February 7, 2017 Off By Shipedge

Not everyone’s system supports lot control – maybe you don’t see expiration dates or lot control as necessary. Lot control, or the ability to track a specific batch of items to its original replenishment can be extremely helpful – especially when it comes to the operations of certain product types and certain scenarios.

Lot Control: Practical Support to see Inventory Expiration Dates

Because Lot control associates a code with each replenishment from any supplier, you can easily aggregate goods by their expiration date. Lot control is essential for the management of large numbers of products with various expiration dates. Lot numbers and expiration dates can also be useful for planning purposes.

If you’re still not convinced Lot Control may not be applicable to your operations, you may not be thinking far enough ahead.

Why Lot Control Could Mean the Difference Between Success and Disaster

Consider this – your new client’s product has been recalled, or your own product has been recalled and you don’t have the ability to know which replenishment the product came from. Has the entire product line been affected by this recall? Or only a specific Lot from the supplier? Well, without Lot control it’s going to be a hassle to find out. So that’s where Lot control comes in. Easily see which items have been affected and which Lot they have belong to. From there it’s easy to resolve the issue and know exactly which items were affected.

Shipedge: Introducing Lot Control

Know your inventory shelf life, track your lots.

While organizing inventory according to sales and shipping velocity is extremely effective for eCommerce products that don’t expire, we are expanding our software’s capabilities and have introduced Lot Control. So if you or your clients have products that have expiration dates or need to be monitored by Lot, we’ve got you covered. If you’re looking for a solution that not only excels in eCommerce but can support Lot Control, look no further. Contact us to schedule a demo and learn more.