Batch traceability is fundamental to assuring the production of high quality goods. It can help minimize errors by providing a method to verify the history and location of all input goods in the case of a product recall, for example.
Batch tracking is a process for efficiently identifying and tracing goods through a distribution chain. The term ‘batch’ refers to a particular set of goods that were produced at the same time using the same materials and production processes.
By enabling the identification of all details associated with a given batch (such as when it was received, from which supplier and with which expiry date, for example) it is easy to identify non-conforming goods or those that have expired when a problem is identified. This is vital for product safety and overall quality and provides insight into both suppliers and the processes leading to the finished product.