There are many reasons for labeling your goods properly. For example:
You want to or is required to trace your product.
Provide proof of who delivered what and when.
Who handled the product before shipping
Where the product is in production?
With efficent labeling all this is possible. The first thing is to identify where you want to trace the product and create a process of how the product is handled and where in this process you want to trace it.
Got the process, good!
How do you want to trace the product?
Is it possible to put a label on the product?
This is decided by a number of things.
- Is there a physical place that can fit a label?
- Is marketing ok with us to put a label on the product?
- Will the product go through some process involving water, heat or other stuff making the label fall off?
- Is there a clear site from a place to put a barcode reader?
- A number of other things can affect this decision..
Now we can decide what material, color and size we need for the label. we can help you with this step.
No label? Ok
We can put a RFID* tag of some sort inside, outside? we can help you with this as well.
So, we now how we can identify the product - great!
If you have a system that you can access stock levels, production orders and such we need to integrate the tracing process in there, if not we can create a traceability data source for all your other systems to ask when need information about a certain product individual.
We implement a barcode reader or a Rfid* reader at the point where you want to check the product for future tracing
Every read product individual is stored in the traceability datasource with a trace id, station and timestamp. when you the look at the products lifecycle for the process you wish to visualize. You know how long it takes from start to end, which station has a hold up and can find patterns on who was working, what type of product and so on.
We can help you visualize your process by increased traceability - contact us by clicking here
* Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. There are a number of techniques suited for different solutions. It can be used for access control, pricing for retailers, sports, confirmation of authenticity and a number of other applications. A common approach to use RFID is to start as a complement to regular barcodes