Raw Material Tracking, Control and Traceability
Automated Raw Material Receiving and Control

Automate your Processes to Cut Costs and Increase Efficiency

Receive,Track and Trace Raw Material

The SPEDE Raw Material Control software module provides real-time control and visibility of Raw inventory at a serialized unit level from Receiving through Warehousing and into Production.

Hightlights include:

  • Prints serialized inventory labels on-demand using mobile WiFi printers
  • Automates Receiving process to expedite material flow
  • Validates Raw Material receipts to a PO or EDI data
  • Automates Putaways, Warehousing, Cycle Counts, Issues to WIP, via scanning or RFID
  • Provides 24/7 access to a real-time, granular SQL database of Inventory and Event data, to improve efficiency and decision-making
  • Lot / Serial Traceability data is captured as a by-product of scanning inventory transactions from Receiving to WIP
  • Eliminates Physical Counts

This module of the SPEDE Real-time Material Control System can be implemented as a standalone inventory solution, or with other SPEDE modules for a complete 4-walls inventory control system.

The SPEDE Server Software resides on a PC or virtual server, and controls the networked devices including weigh scales, sensors, PLCs and label printers. It interfaces to host ERP and EDI systems, and runs independently of host systems to ensure 24/7 uptime.

For More Information, Download:

  1. Diagram of SPEDE Functionality from Receiving to Shipping
  2. Flow Diagram of Raw Material Traceability with Critical Tracking Events
  3. More Resources and White Papers

Call us: 888.808.4237 for a free Consultation with a Business Analyst.


Using Serial Numbers for Accurate Tracking

Tracking Inventory using Mobile RFID Reader

Real-time Inventory Tracking with Mobile RFID

SPEDE assigns a Serial Number to each unit of Raw Material, to provide accurate tracking and traceability at a granular level. This means you can:

  • Increase inventory accuracy to 99+ %
  • Eliminate "lost" items and obsolescence
  • Reduce material and overhead costs by minimizing safety stock
  • Validate the accuracy of Putaway and Issue transactions
  • Enforce FIFO rules

Electronic Lot / Serial Traceability

SPEDE Raw Material automatically creates an electronic Event database that you can access for detailed Lot /Serial Traceability records.

Scanned inventory transactions, or "Critical Tracking Events ", are stored in the SPEDE Event Database, to provide the "Who, What, When, Where, Why" details you'll need if a QC issue arises.

You can access this inventory traceability data to:

  • Pinpoint the cause or start of a QC problem
  • Identify the specific units of Raw inventory affected - by Lot / Serial Number range, P.O., Supplier, etc.
  • Locate and Quarantine all suspect Lots / Serial Numbers of Raw Material units
  • Trace Backward suspect Lots /Serial numbers of Raw Material units to Suppliers
  • Trace Forward suspect Raw Material units issued to Production Lots / Serial numbers, and further Forward to Finished Goods, if needed

Back to top