Sepasoft Solved Track and Trace
Come join, John, Alex, and Dave as they do their best to explain the Sepasoft MES Solutions to you. We’ve walked you through what Production Model, through the OEE/Downtime Tracking, SPC, and Recipe Changeover. Now we’re giving you the rundown on Track and Trace!
Track and Trace is based on segments. That is we are creating a “segment” for every movement on all of your machinery. Remember us talking about Production Model? Yup, going back to that. This granularity is going to allow us to provide the genealogy that Alex was talking about in the video.
The goal is to be able to follow your raw materials from delivery, through all of your processes, into a finished product, and track were they ship.
Who Would Use Track and Trace?
There are a few types of applications that immediately make sense for Track and Trace. Food and Beverage. Manufacturing that needs to keep records for potential issues such as recalls.
Food and Beverage
Have you seen any recalls of products in the news? Someone got a contaminated batch of a raw material or there may have been metal shavings in the food. Having Track and Trace will allow you to back track the batch from finished product to raw material. Understanding which facility the products were made in and which lines the product was run on. Knowing the raw materials and where they were stored. Now you are able to make a completely educated decision on which items, date codes or serial numbers to recall. Without this level of genealogy, the best one can do is this item ran on X date, we need to recall everything surrounding it. Looking at a potentially very expensive recall and potential lawsuits and/or settlements.
Why would a manufacturer need Tack and Trace you might ask? For a very similar reason as the Food and Beverage company. Only instead of food products, we’re creating physical products that (typically) have a much larger shelf life. Let’s use the example of an automobile and their airbags which have been all over the news recently. Let’s say that you have a diversified supply chain and one of your suppliers has been sending you faulty air bag modules. All the airbag modules go in a big pile and then people grab them as need them. How are you able to figure out which airbags and which vehicles are effected?
In this example, you can’t. You’d had no choice other than to recall everything that you’d shipped over that period of time. If you were using Track and Track, plus tracking sub-assemblies through the assembly process. You could show exactly which airbags are faulty and in which shipment.
Side Note: Corso has not worked with anyone building vehicle airbags that have been recalled. This is just a high level example.
If you want to see more Track and Trace, you should check out Track and Trace, your first step to s full integrated supply chain.
You can always check out Sepasoft’s website and all their content if you want to hear it straight from the source.
Please feel free to reach out. Dave is drinking his coffee and waiting to hear from you! You can reach him at (773) 241.0004 or send him an email Dave@CorsoSystems.com