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Incoming Material Traceability

Discussion in 'Sampling, Standards and Inspection' started by Craig L, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. Craig L

    Craig L Member

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    Hi All

    I have a question for you all,
    What method/s do you use to trace incoming materials e.g. steels & plastics (for small workshop 19 staff)
    Do you stamp them with the order number?
    Do you attach stickers to them?

    Also with the excess material left over what is the best way to keep a record of them, for future reference?

    any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

    Craig L
     
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    hogheavenfarm Well-Known Member

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    For sheet steel and metals we write the Job# and PO # on them with a paint marker. Drops are simply marked with gauge and material, and job #. This info is back traceable through the job file which will have the material certs in it. Stickers don't stay on Hot roll pickle and oil....
     
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    Golfman25 Well-Known Member

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    We tag everything with a sequential lot number. That lot number transfers throughout the production parts to shipping. It is also traceable back to the original cert.
     
  4. Craig L

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    Thanks Guys

    I think I will put the PO number and the running job number with a paint marker.
    thanks for all your input.
     
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    What about Stainless steel, brass, expanded metal, aluminum, and different grades of steel? The thicknesses ranging anywhere (with all materials) from 20GA. to 2". Also, we supply over 8,000 different parts to our customer, throughout the year, production is "order based". We have a lot number assignment sheet that we then mark on the batch when the material comes off the delivery truck but, paint markers can be wiped off, not added to the next sheet(s), etc.

    I was thinking of painting the actual racks that the material is stored on, color-coding each rack by each type of material (color choices at our discretion), and then color-code each level by the respective thickness having a posted color cheat sheet.
     

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