You'll see a few action buttons that only appear when looking at Stock Lots. These are requests to Cofactr to handle your Stock Lots. These may be initiated when making a shipment from a BOM, or they may be necessary to prepare materials for a contract manufacturer. Some can be performed on a single Stock Lot and others can only be performed on more than one Stock Lot. The appear in the Stock Lots view under inventory as these action buttons:
Or at the level of looking at an individual stock lot as these buttons:
Here is a summary of each:
A request to reel a part may be made to any stock lot that is currently on cut tape. It means that Cofactr will take that cut tape, add leader and tail, and mount it on a reel.
A combine request may be made to any two stock lots of the same part type. It means that Cofactr will combine the selected lots together in one package and join their data records.
A splice request may be made to any two stock lots that are on cut tape. It means that Cofactr will splice the selected lots together into a single continuous cut tape and join their data records.
A split request may be made to any stock lot of a quantity of more than 1 piece. It means that Cofact will split off the desired quantity of parts from the stock lot and generate a new stock lot with those split off parts. This is used primarily for preparing exact quantities for manufacturing or to send to terminal locations.
An inspection request may be made to any individual stock lot. It includes a 100% optical inspection of silkscreen, termination plating, and package construction as well as 100% X-Ray inspection of die, lead frame geometry, and bond wires. If possible, providing a known-good sample of the part results in a more thorough inspection. The report of the inspection is then provided to you.
A MSL Reset request may be made for any individual stock lot. It means Cofactr will bake the lot per J-STD-033 using a 40C <1% humidity baking dry cabinet and reseal the part in a vacuum vapor barrier ESD bag with a desiccant pouch and humidity indicator card.
A Transfer may be requested of any number of stock lots. It means Cofactr will transfer stock lots between locations. This may include shipping if those locations are at different facilities.
Add to Shipment
Any number of stock lots can be added to a shipment.
Any number of stock lots may be trashed. This means the lot or lots will be disposed of in accordance with applicable environmental regulations. This may not be undone.