Record Events to Build a History of Things
Everything you handle and produce has a history - where it came from and went, and what happened to it along the way.
ItemPath is a tool to track that history. To do this, it records events about your things at every step. In ItemPath those events are called "Check-ins."
Whether you want to track assets or materials that go through processes (transformations, combinations and such), there's a check-in type that handles recording that event.
An item makes its first appearance as a Receive or a Create event (usually from something). From there, you can perform several actions on it -- like Move, Update, Combine, Empty, Convert, and Destroy. You can also Send and Return an item.
Tracking each item's events gives you a detailed and traceable history - from source to destination and every step in between.
ItemPath lets you enrich the traceable history with custom attributes that you want to know about your items. At a check-in, you can use your own custom fields to record whatever details you want about the item - from text fields to multiple choice, and calculated values. Using the built-in "Internet of Things" capability, you can automate the data that fills these fields by reading values from sensors and equipment.
Using the Detailed History for Analytics
With ItemPath's check-ins, you get some real benefits:
Detailed inventory: Know exactly what stock you have of everything in each location - and how long it's been there.
Traceability & Recall: Track each item back to its source including the components and ingredients. See where everything went.
Serialization: Each unique item is tracked individually.
Monitor Custom Attributes: Build a record of details about your items. Use that data to learn what happened.
Reporting and Analytics: Set your own filters and criteria to build intelligent reports about your items and their events.
With ItemPath, you can get a good handle on your things, knowing what you want about them. Using the historical and custom data you gather will help you improve in many ways.