Traceability is essentially the ability to track and trace each component of your product at every stage of your supply chain. Enhanced traceability systems enable you to track your product from suppliers and manufacturers through assembly and final delivery to customers. Two commonly used tracking solutions comprise of RFID and barcode technology. These systems are used across various industrial sectors to ensure product safety and standardization, promote growth, aid logistics and enable easier recall.
In the run-up to optimize the operations in manufacturing units, it will be crucial for companies to invest heavily in advanced traceability solutions. Be it RFID tags or an industrial barcode printer, every component of traceability systems will play an integral role in maneuvering your product through the supply chain.
Let’s take a look at the use of traceability practices in some major industries in Canada:
Many companies in the food industry are using RFID technology for different purposes. For example, Levinoff-Colbex, a Canadian beef processing company, instituted a monitoring system to quickly identify and track any animal products which could be made from potentially contaminated or diseased animals. Food contamination is a serious issue, and as per a report published in the United States Department of Agriculture, the global economy faces a loss of $55 billion every year due to contamination. Hence, the use of RFID, barcode technology, and industrial barcode printers and readers is crucial to the food industry.
Construction equipment and supplies can have a very high price tag, and with so many users of these items on a busy job site, they can be hard to keep track of using traditional methods. This is why many construction companies in Canada may benefit from introducing traceability systems. One of the adopters of this idea is the North American Construction Group (NACG), based in Edmonton, Alberta. The NACG deployed RFID technology to track thousands of high-value assets that their employees use all throughout Western Canada. The system enables them to track their assets effectively on a day-to-day basis, thereby preventing employees from renting new equipment unnecessarily or from losing items.
Defense and aerospace based-industries are using pRFID (Passive Radio Frequency Identification), to improve supply chain management. Some of the benefits of using this traceability system are that it provides quality, non-intrusive identification and data-collection enabled improved inventory management. Reliable tracking devices also reduce operational efficiencies and costs dedicated to maintaining defense systems.
Jet Marking provides highly advanced traceability solutions to a wide range of businesses. Some of our offerings include industrial barcode printers, RFID readers and lot tracking systems that can ensure complete tracking and inventory management for your business. To know more, consult with our experts today.