If I issue a qty of lot controlled material to a work order, then use "Return Material" to put the unused qty back in inventory, the system prompts me to create a new Lot# for the material. My lot number already has characteristics that I don't want to re-enter.
My manufacturing scenario is something like:
1- The supervisor issues a bag of lot tracked bolts (Lot# BLT0001) containing 100 pcs to an assembly Work Order.
2- The assembly operator uses what they need (maybe the BOM calls for 80 bolts but 3 bolts were lost or damaged in assembly).
3- The supervisor post scrap of 3 pieces of Lot# BLT0001 to the assembly operation.
4- The WO consumes 80 pieces of Lot# BLT0001
5- The bag containing 17 pcs of Lot# BLT0001 are returned to inventory
If it is not possible to issue material and return it to the same Lot#, then I need to find another way to track Lot controlled inventory through the manufacturing process.
Any input appreicated!