Follow the production process.

Would you like to solve quality problems before they arise? Is searching for defective batches very time-consuming? Are you having difficulty tracing the production process of your products?

Traceability - the history of the production route

Product traceability provides a number of competitive advantages. Thanks to the ability to analyze the process route and all components and raw materials used, we can accurately recreate the production process and verify its correctness.

It also provides full transparency of the process for end customers, and in the event of quality problems, it allows not only to recreate their causes, but also to identify threats in other products made from the same batch of components or from the same raw material.

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Why is traceability important?

The motivations for recording full product traceability may be very different, although in each case it provides a number of benefits. First of all, it allows you to look at production processes from a completely new perspective. The production history contained in the product also includes information about the components used, raw materials, production stations and the team that manufactured the product at a given stage. The data recorded in this way is invaluable for further analysis.

Legal or product requirement

There are a number of market areas where product traceability is required by the law, by contracts between entities or by the nature of the product itself.

The highest quality standards

Product certification and the highest process standards are much easier to obtain and maintain when we monitor not only the entire production, but each product individually.

Strict production verification

SUsing the best solutions regarding the production BOM will not allow you to avoid the quality control stage. Thanks to traceability, this stage will be much simpler because it will be possible to verify not only the product, but also the production history.

Process transparency

For many industries, subcontracting components and raw materials requires meeting not only rigorous customer standards, but also maintaining full production transparency to maintain the highest standards.

Examples of possibilities of using production tracking

Route visualization
Route visualization

Clear visualization of the transformation of raw materials and components into a finished product in the form of a graph.

Production step
Production step

Each graph node corresponds to the next production iteration.

Point in time
Point in time

A complete production history is available for each iteration - what, who, when and where.

Where else has this raw material been used?
Where else has this raw material been used?

By tracking individual components and raw materials, we can check in which other products they were used.

Waste and production scrap
Waste and production scrap

All production waste and items that have been or need to be disposed of are also recorded.

Reverse engineering
Reverse engineering

The finished product can be broken down into prime factors and the production is analyzed "from the end". This may be particularly useful when creating product samples and searching for the best technological process.

Flagging quality issues
Flagging quality issues

At each stage of production, it is possible to add attributes indicating potential quality problems, which allows for more accurate quality control.

Marking high-risk products
Marking high-risk products

Being aware of quality problems in a batch of components or raw materials, we can mark all products made from them as products with a high risk of quality problems. This is particularly useful for e.g. "recall" service calls.

Ways of marking
Ways of marking

Products can be marked in any way - from simple 1D codes, through 2D codes, automatic application of codes to the product, to RFID and NFC tags.

One or many IDs?
One or many IDs?

The product can be identified at each stage with one, the same label. However, a new label can be generated each time, which will not only facilitate identification, but will also allow the basic parameters of the semi-finished product or product to be included on the label.

Identification of changes and operators
Identification of changes and operators

In each traceability node, we record many parameters related to a given production stage. Shift, crew and operator are also parameters that are worth recording to identify the creators of given products.

Good to know

The presented solution is only a demonstration of aveneo's technological capabilities. Our mission is to provide dedicated software (created together with and for our clients) that will be fully adapted and optimized to the operating model and business processes, and not to offer a ready-made, universal product that will require a number of compromises.

Additional benefits

Efficiently locate defective production batches.

Full understanding of processes and identification of potential areas for improvement thanks to the analysis of each stage of production.

Trouble-free implementation of service actions thanks to accurate information about each product.

Accelerated response to production problems, reducing the time needed to locate defective components.

Increased production efficiency through better data management and automation.

More accurate quality control thanks to the use of product history.

Reducing production risk by identifying potential threats and errors.

Increased customer trust and satisfaction thanks to the transparency of processes.

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Selected production software modules

Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS)

Streamline production planning, optimize resource allocation, and ensure on-time delivery with our Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) software.

Warehouse Management System (WMS)

Optimize your warehouse operations and enhance inventory management.

Manufacturing Execution System (MES)

Monitor and control your manufacturing processes in real-time for improved efficiency.

Material Requirements Plan (MRP)

Seamlessly manage energy demand to reduce costs and enhance sustainability.

Quality Management System (QMS)

Ensure product quality and compliance with robust quality control processes.

Client Relation Management (CRM)

Enhance customer relationships and improve communication with a dedicated CRM system.

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  • Can you add traceability to my production software?

    This depends on several factors. Firstly, the possibility of integrating the software used. Secondly, the data that the software collects. If they are sufficient and if there is any rational integration path, then yes - we can add a dedicated traceability module.

  • Our client requires traceability of specific product batches. Is it possible?

    Of course. By recording the traceability of each product individually, we can group them into logical entities (e.g. batches) and then prepare a report for the entire group. There are no restrictions in this regard. However, it is important to take into account the fact that each batch may consist of different batches of components used in production. Consequently, logical division should be consistent with component batches.

  • How to trace quality problems in products?

    Knowing the entire production path from the arrival of raw materials and components to the finished product, we can analyze at what stage quality problems occurred. Additionally, we are able to indicate where these problems may still occur, or what other products were created at the same time from the same raw materials and components.

  • Can you provide a traceability solution that will be certified by an external entity?

    Yes. We can base traceability on blockchain, a technology that leaves no possibility of manually interfering with the data. It also does not allow interfering with the data chain, which can be particularly useful in the case of traceability. By using this technology, it is possible to guarantee that the chain reproduces the data recorded in production unchanged.

  • We are concerned that traceability recording will affect production efficiency. Is this a valid concern?

    NO. Data recording should be done in a completely natural way for production operators or in a completely automatic way. Data can be recorded based on barcodes, QR codes or RFID/NFC tagging. Integration with production software should allow for obtaining this data in the background, without the intervention of operators or the production manager.