Splitting and Grouping Materials
While it was always possible to group (and ungroup) materials and track them collectively as one entity, it is now also possible to split items. In the real world, ‘splitting’ items happens daily and is something every material controller requires.
Let’s take an example: Materials often arrive in packages or batches. Each of these packages is (tracked as) a single line item or Purchase Order (PO) number. Upon arrival, the contents of a package need to be split into separate (line) items that get dispersed to different sites, and therefore, need to be tracked on an individual basis. However, for audit and Quality Assurance (QA) purposes, it is important to be able to trace back the origin and details of each split item to its source (i.e. PO number, heat number, country of origin, etc). Track’em Materials facilitates this by maintaining a full record of this information, no matter how often an item has been split or grouped.
Manage Bulk Fabrication Materials separately
Track’em Materials now enables you to handle bulk fabrication items as a distinct group. This makes it possible to track the consumption of bulk materials and allocate them to components for fabrication.
For quality assurance purposes, you’ll always be able to trace back the bulk fab components that make up fabricated parts, including their origin and the quantity that used.
Over, Short or Damaged Reporting
Did you receive something in the wrong amount? Or were materials damaged in transport? You can now lodge and delegate Over, Short or Damaged (OSD) reports digitally. The system automatically records and monitors the status of each report.
Handling Materials Transfers Requests and Lists
Within the Materials Tracking software, it is now possible to add Materials to lists. Lists are used to transfers materials from one milestone to the next. The creation of a list triggers the materials team to action materials on that list. Examples are picklists, materials transfer requests, requests for inspection, fabrication requests, etc.
Track’em’s inspection module has been integrated as a core component of the system. This allows you to create and manage inspection forms from within the application itself. Field users can fill out the forms through the mobile app on-site as they’re doing pre-starts or maintenance work. The apps also support the attachment of photos while filling out the forms.
Attaching Documents and Photos
The new attachment file structure provides greater flexibility when it comes to storing and accessing photos, reports, manuals, certificates, documents and other important files that need to travel with materials.
Reporting on steroids
Powerful dashboards based on real-time data give you an overview of the status and usage of your materials on any level. Pivot tables and interactive drill-through graphs provide the required level of granularity to make confident decisions that drive on-time and on-budget project delivery.