Manufacturing Traceability, Food Traceability Using Smartphones, QR Code Scanning & Blockchain Technology
Shared Traceability is a barcode scanning traceability solution that can be used for one company, or for end-to-end traceability across the entire supply chain network. It uses smartphones for QR code / barcode scanning and recording traceability information anywhere: on the shop floor or in the field. All data is recorded in real time. Shared Traceability also uses blockchain technology for safe and secure traceability tracking across the corporate boundaries.
How Does Shared Traceability Work
Shared Traceability is based on the blockchain technology. Everything that happens to each product batch, lot, ingredient or serialized inventory: receiving, moving through production steps, production steps observations, mixing ingredients, distribution, etc. is recorded as a transaction. You can record any data and observations for each transaction without defining what steps and transactions you plan to add upfront.
Record traceability information and observations in real time, in the office, on the shop floor or in the field, using mobile devices (smartphones or tablets). Use mobile devices for barcode / QR code scanning, data entry and look-up. Add photos to the transactions for visual documentation and capture signatures on a smartphone
Track where each product batch is in the process, which steps it already passed, who handled product batch on each step and what was done. All tracking is done in real time on the shop floor or at the job site using mobile devices.
Access Traceability Information
Access real time traceability information on each product batch by scanning QR code / barcode label on an item, or via the web dashboard. Review all associated data and observations in one place. Drill down assemblies to access details of sub-assemblies and individual product batches.
Be Prepared For Recalls
In case of a problem or recall, you can quickly find what product batches contain a problem ingredient, where this product batch was distributed and issue a recall. Limit a scope of recall to only affected products and react to the problems fast.
Do not just react to recalls –- prevent them. Analyze collected information, correlate problem batches with the production steps observations to understand and eliminate the causes of the problems.
Optionally, let the end customer see the product story by scanning QR code on the item.
Who Is Shared Traceability For?
Shared Traceability is be a good fit for manufacturers, food or beverage manufacturers or food preparation companies. In all of these (and other) industries you will be able to easily track components, ingredients and finished goods from the time a component arrives to the facility to the distribution of the finished products. Shared Traceability will also work well for assets traceability and chain of custody. It will be especially good fit if you have partner companies up and / or down supply chain with whom you want to maintain a shared traceability recording and secure access.