Country of Eligibility for batch tracked stock…

Posted on 24.05.2019 by Rik

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This month’s topic is Country of Eligibility. A very necessary feature for businesses that export goods subject to strict quality standards like Pharmaceuticals, Dairy, Honey and Meat products.

It’s an area that can be configured to suit your requirements. In this blog I’m focusing on just the stock issue aspect – how you can classify a batch’s suitability for different export markets and how this helps in the issue process.

In Abel you can configure the countries or groups of countries (like the EU) that are significant for your operation. When you create batches of new stock, you can specify the eligible countries / groups for each batch of sensitive stock.

This example shows how you can select the countries and / or groups of countries that a batch is suitable for.

You can also configure color rules. The colors help staff quickly see which batches are eligible or not eligible for particular countries or groups of countries. Color coding makes it easier to select suitable batches when issuing stock. And also (equally important) avoid issuing batches that exceed standards and so are best kept for stricter countries.

This example shows how the color rules can be configured to suit your requirements.

Our stock issue screens color-code the available batches. This helps stock issue staff choose the most suitable batches.

This example shows a stock issue screen – the available batches are on the left and the batches selected for issue appear on the right.

Our container screen also shows color-coded batches. This means staff can easily check that all batches allocated to the container are suitable for the export country. For more on containers see our container management blog.

This example shows allocated stock with color-coding in an export container.

That was a quick look at the stock issue side of our Country of Eligibility functionality. To find out more about Abel’s functionality and how it can help your business, contact your Abel Consultant or an Abel Office.
Until next time.