Traceability / Track & Trace

Product traceability and track & trace applications, technologies, processes, implementation, and strategies.

Quantifying the Value of Blockchain-Based Supply Chain Networks—Part Three

We propose and specify a hypothetical multi-enterprise supply chain application network with functionality for track and trace/recall, cold chain, inventory management, patient adherence, and identity management. Then we estimate the potential value of using such a network for an archetypal pharmaceutical manufacturer.

Geospatial Intelligence: Part Five – Traceability and Provenance Assurance

Traceability has become increasingly important in supply chains, whether it’s pharmaceuticals, food, lumber, electronic parts, conflict minerals, and other commodities. The goals of traceability are diverse, such as anti-counterfeiting, rapid response/recall when tainted goods are discovered, brand protection, fair trade, environmental protection, and prevention of diversion/grey market sales.

Measuring Produce Freshness: Part One – Ensuring Delivered Freshness

Freshness ‘blindness’ causes a lot of waste in produce supply chains. Here we explain the role of the Condition-based Expiration Date–a critical element to solving this problem. We look at what it takes to create a reliable and accurate algorithm that models deterioration of different varieties of produce exposed to different temperature histories.

Pallet-level Monitoring for the Fresh Food Supply Chain

Freshness of produce is a key competitive battleground for grocers. The common practice is to monitor the temperature of the field, cooler, trailer, and warehouse. By instead monitoring the temperature within each pallet–from the moment it is picked in the field until the end delivery at the retailer–smarter decisions can be made, based on that information, and losses can be cut in half for both the grower and the grocer.

PTC Windchill 11 – A Foundation for the Evolution of Manufacturing

The current transformation of manufacturing is being driven largely by the Internet of Things and smart, connected products. PTC’s new PLM release, Windchill 11, marks a major step towards a full-lifecycle, closed-loop PLM that enables and embraces this transformation.

The Coming Wave of Pharma Supply Chain Regulations: Insights from TraceLink NEXUS ’15

New regulations across the globe are coming into effect, requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, dispensers, and others up and down the chain to build serialization, verification, and traceability into the supply chain. At TraceLink’s NEXUS ’15 conference, we learned a lot about the impact of these new requirements, how companies are responding, and whether there is an ROI beyond compliance.

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