If steel is a raw material used in your manufacturing process, then you may be required to track the heat number. A heat number signifies the specific batch in which a piece of metal originated. The heat code is stamped or written on the metal before it leaves the mill. Industry quality standards in metal manufacturing require materials to be tested at the manufacturer. The results of these tests are submitted through a Mill Test Certificate (MTC) or the Mill Test Report (MTR). This is a quality assurance document generated by the raw material manufacturer and provided with the material.
Are you accurately tracking your heat numbers in QAD for production parts? Do you have work order level tracibility? Heat Tracking can be a significant liability if not done accurately. We offer a QAD enhancement that will allow for heat number tracking at the work order level.