Reserve Serial Numbers

Reserving serial numbers used in the manufacturing or subcontract process is the first step in the serialization process, which might make it the most important. Today’s industry best practices mean integrating emerging technologies with manufacturing and ATF record-keeping. Let Orchid’s team of experts show you how to:Integrate your serialization system(s)

  • Reserve serial numbers by multiple attributes
  • Track third-party reservations
  • Develop and implement system-related controls
  • Control reservation database access

Implement Laser Markings

Due to the limitations which prevent integration between the machine and a serial number reservation table, rollmarks are generally being phased out in favor or new systems, such as lasers. Learn how the Orchid experts can create:

  • Integrated SN reservation and application systems
  • Systems to assure correct SN application
  • Systems to ensure barcode consistency
  • Application of SN according to PN
  • Develop and implement inspection criteria for third parties

Barcode Serialized Inventory

The core of a manufactured firearm is the frame or receiver; according to the regulations, it must be marked with a serial number. Assuring accurate and consistent transfer of this serial number to a barcode efficiently and in a well-controlled manner is required—from production through point of sale—is an essential step in ensuring firearm compliance. Orchid’s experts can help to develop:

  • Integrated SN reservation and barcode application systems
  • Systems to assure correct barcode application
  • Systems to ensure barcode consistency
  • Develop and implement inspection criteria for third parties

Track Serials Throughout the Facility

Federal Firearm Licensees have an obligation to know which firearms they possess, receive or transfer – a process that continues throughout the industry’s supply chain until it becomes “owned” by its end user. The methods used by a company to track a firearm inside their facility depends upon the size and complexity of the business. A small company doesn’t need significant investments in technology to locate product within a 2,000 square foot building. On the contrary, today’s large FFLs operate across multiple floors, offices and departments that can span 1,000,000 square feet. Tracking the whereabouts of a compact pistol inside the confines of such a building necessitates a more robust environment. Orchid experts can show how to track down to the bin location:

  • Finished goods
  • Work in process (WIP)
  • During firearm receiving
  • Scrapping or destruction
  • Internal employee use and employee “loans”