Product Tracking

In warehouse management and logistics of many types of products, track and trace or tracking and tracing, concerns a process of determining the current and past locations of a unique item.

Package tracking is the process of localizing containers, mail and parcel post at different points of time during sorting, warehouse storage, and package delivery to verify their position and to predict and aid delivery.

Barcoding is a common and cost-effective method used to implement traceability at both the object and packaging level. Variable data in a barcode or a numeric or alphanumeric code format can be applied to the packaging or label. The secure data can be used as a pointer to traceability information and can also correlate with production data.

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects in transit or stored at a warehouse. RFID is synonymous with track & trace solutions, and has a critical role to play in supply chains. RFID is a code carrying technology, and can be used in place of a barcode to enable non-line of sight-reading. Deployment of RFID was earlier inhibited by cost limitations but the usage is now increasing. RFID tags are used in many industries, for example an RFID tag attached to an product during production can be used to track its progress through the line, RFID-tagged pharmaceuticals can be tracked through warehouses.

  • Direct plant shipments
  • Warehouse and distribution
  • Integrate with current enterprise systems
  • Leverage RFID capabilities in distribution process
  • Technologies based on specific trading partner requirements
  • Reduced financial lose due to theft
  • Use of counterfeiting in the chain of supply