Traceability permits sharing information on the life cycle of a given product as well as at each stage in the supply chain, from the producer to the distributor and the final consumer.
The historicisation of information is attained with the use of standard data records which are structured so as to make it possible to save and identify all the information required to answer the questions “What, Where, When and Why?”.
This permits identifying and analysing every event and process related to a specific product, thus making them available for all the partners in the supply chain.
HOW IT WORKS:
Collecting data and associating it to any given product is conditional upon the latter being identified by:
- GTIN + SERIAL NUMBER with an EPC/RFID tag or bar code (GS1-128, DataMatrix or DataBar)
- GTIN + LOT through a bar code (GS1-128, DataMatrix o DataBar)
Certain events are recorded for each traced product (e.g. its position at a given stage of the supply chain) and the answers to the questions “What, Where, When and Why?” are collected.
The data so collected is then shared with the partners of the supply chain, thus ensuring the real-time visibility, monitoring and traceability of the products.