This visibility is critical to comply with Good Manufacturing Practices, to get your products into larger retailers. While the government doesn’t stipulate requirements, it does hold the last mile accountable. If there is a spoilage issue resulting in damage to a consumer, it will hold the retailer responsible. It is the retailer’s fiduciary responsibility to require traceability.
QStock Inventory has helped food manufacturers not only comply with these standards, but impress auditors which got them into these big box retailers.
This all begins with proper inventory management. Barcoding is key to the accuracy and detail needed to comply with traceability requirements. Human input is simply too prone to error, and it is also far less efficient.
Being able to bring product into your warehouse and store it is simple. Being able to track and report each movement and ship the product out with First In First Out (FIFO) rules is really where your inventory system will give you the Return on Investment (ROI) and ensures your inventory doesn’t spoil. Shipping an order with confidence, knowing that if there were any issues with the product, you can quickly identify current inventory to perform quality assurance.
The ultimate goal is to be able to produce a report to satisfy any auditors. Traceabillty is not just tracking or showing where a product ended up, it is the complete view of the life of a product. From the lot code on a finished good or raw material, QStock Inventory can tell you when it was received, by whom, who put it away and were, the work order it was produced under, and when it was picked and shipped.
Different industries have different tracking needs. Customize your tracking based on your item’s requirements
- Out—Record lot/Serial information only when adjusting out or shipping to keep things easy on your warehouse. A favorite for electronics.
- In—Record Lot/Serials both as product enters and leaves your facility. Maybe you don’t need to know where it is, but you need to know when it came in and when it left.
- Strict– When you need to know every transaction and every time and item was touched. Often used in medical.
To learn more about how your company can benefit from tracking and traceability, contact QStock Inventory for a free consultation.
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