An effective traceability system involves determining which product and manufacturing process attributes to collect and maintain—and deciding when during the manufacturing process to begin collecting those attributes. Do you begin with raw material attributes from the supplier, at inspection, at assembly, at shipping? Explore the many facets of meeting product traceability challenges using automated data collection.
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of the box. Some examples of the very long list of data attributes that may need to be tracked include; job, material, heat/lot (or other raw material characteristics, serial, pallet, container, part (item), each part produced by shift, line, machine, tooling, worker, expiration date, use by date, truck temperature, or QA results. Collecting traceability data needs to be an integral part of the same automated data collection system that is used to collect transactional data for the ERP system such as