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Individually Tracked Articles Explained
Individually Tracked Articles Explained

Learn About Individually Tracked Inventory Types and Their Usage

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In your inventory management system, your items can be marked for individual or bulk tracking. Deciding on the right tracking type is key to maintaining precise inventory control, particularly when each item has unique identifiers for detailed tracking.

Tracking Types Explained

  • Individual YES: Assign unique tracking codes to each article, like serial numbers or barcodes. This is ideal for items that require frequent service or precise usage tracking. TWICE can auto-generate these Article IDs, or you can input them manually.

  • Individual NO: Use this for 'bulk' articles that do not need stringent tracking. This option keeps you informed about overall quantity availability without the need to track each article's movements

Example of Usage

Consider a musical instrument rental business:

  • Individual YES: Guitars would typically be tracked individually to know which customer has rented which specific instrument. Each guitar would have an identifier like GUIT-1, GUIT-2 attached to it during an order.

  • Individual NO: Guitar plectrums provided with the guitar rental are less critical to track individually due to their abundance and replaceability. Bulk tracking suffices, showing how many are out for rental and how many are in stock.

How to Select the Tracking Type

  • During SKU Creation: The inventory type is selected at the time of creating new SKUs.

  • Attention: Altering the tracking type post-setup isn't straightforward—it requires deleting and re-adding articles with the new desired tracking type.

Carefully selecting your tracking approach can streamline inventory management, ensuring you have the necessary details at hand for high-value items while simplifying the process for bulk articles.

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