In industrial production, a finely orchestrated interaction of all components, raw materials, production statuses, knowledge of storage locations, and other components is essential. Ensuring this on a daily basis is a major challenge for companies in various industries.
If audits, certification requirements, or recalls then come into play, it is essential to know what the production situation is like at all times. Data must be collected and the traceability of individual components, recipe components, raw materials, but also of finished end products must be guaranteed in the production software (ERP, MES, WMS).
With traceability software, seamless traceability within production processes can be guaranteed. The main goal is to achieve transparency, from the raw part through the production process of the individual parts to the final product. This is made possible by linking production orders with unique serial numbers of the individual parts. The technology used for this could be, for example, barcodes, labels, FINs, lots, serial and batch numbers, data matrix codes, or RFID chips. If the solution is linked to the MES in a process-oriented manner, other shop floor data can also be included and linked. Consequently, almost every data record can be assigned to a product by means of track and trace.
With the extension “EB Tracking & Tracing” you get full transparency for your production line. Using an integrated data management system from ERP (e.g. SAP ERP or S/4HANA) in addition to the MES Legato Sapient of the Germanedge company Gefasoft, Track & Trace not only allows for uninterrupted and user-friendly display of production orders, but also for supplementing them with real-time data from production on the various states, storage locations, fill levels, etc.
This way, individual production units can be tracked continuously. A production unit may comprise a single workpiece (discrete manufacturing, variant), a “batch”, or an entire “lot” of products.
Each manufacturing or production step can be precisely recorded for each individual production unit. Other data which is also retrieved includes:
Furthermore, individual production units can also be blocked online via “black lists” and standard reports which provide information about production times at individual workstations or about the exact use of materials can be generated.
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