Benefits of Serial Number Tracking
The IntelliLabel links the part number and its attributes in the database. As a result, you gain more efficient receipts, movements and shipments of goods.
- Create & Define Serial Statuses
- Track and Trace Serialized & Commingled Lots
- Consolidate & Minimize Transactions
- Gain Real-Time Product Traceability
- Track Containers, Sub-Assets & Associated Items
Serial Number Records
An IntelliLabel serial or “license plate” represents an item, asset or materials. Then, you can associate data elements to that serial number.
Collect data attributes during manufacturing, asset maintenance or job completion. Track multiple elements against a single record.
Plus, you can join these elements, even if they’re unrelated. Serial number tracking follows the elements as they move through the supply chain.
IntelliLabel is part of our data collection, traceability, kitting and asset tracking solutions.
See How Our Customers Are Using Serialization
Deli Meat Manufacturer from Massachusetts
IntelliLabel simplifies transactions, decreasing the number of scans required. Using product traceability in case of recall.
Using IntelliLabel Since 2001
Global Manufacturer of Security and Brand Products
Tracking “touch points” of secure materials used in producing licenses and passports.
Using IntelliLabel Since 2011
Orthopedic Device Manufacturer
Tracking the sterility process within manufacturing of orthopedic devices, surgical implants, etc.
Using IntelliLabel Since 2008
International Cheese Manufacturer
Tracking the sampling and testing of finished goods.
Using IntelliLabel Since 2008
Electrical Product Manufacturer
Radley IntelliLabel simplifies their transactions. First, they add IntelliLabel to a pallet. Then, they scan to move the pallet. At the same time executing hundreds of transactions behind the scenes, all from a single scan.
Using IntelliLabel Since 2009
International Shipyard Group
Using Radley IntelliLabel to ship and track Containers for projects
Using IntelliLabel Since 2012
Learn More About Serial Number Tracking
Serialization solutions bring many benefits to manufacturers. Click below to learn more. Or check out Radley’s blog for the latest articles on warehousing and manufacturing.
What is supply chain serialization?
What is supply chain serialization and how do manufacturing reap its benefits? Let’s look at serialization for product traceability in pharma and food manufacturing.
Track Serial Numbers for Traceability
Traceability is a key component of the modern supply chain. It lets supply chain providers understand how inventory moves across the network. Traceability adds visibility from a material’s origin to the product’s delivery.
In some industries, traceability is also a legal rule. For example, take the pharmaceutical industry. Federal regulations in the U.S. mandated traceability of prescription drugs as part of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). To ensure patient safety, the DSCSA requires pharmaceutical companies and distributors to identify items throughout the supply chain.
Likewise, the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requires traceability for food suppliers. The goal is to reduce the risks of food borne illnesses. Plus, the FSMA pinpoints goods using unique serial number identifiers to start recalls when necessary.
Real-Time Data Insights
Serialization is one component of traceability, identifying products down to the item level. Using barcode scanners and RFID technology, devices can read each item. Then the devices report location and status to a back-end system.
This gives supply chain providers real-time insights into a serialized product’s history, including chain of custody. Manufacturers and distributors can ensure regulatory compliance to mandates such as the DSCSA and FSMA. Besides, supply chain serialization provides greater integrity and the ability to process returns and rebates.
Full product traceability is perhaps the most important result of a serial number tracking system. In instances needing recall management, it’s possible for the manufacturing run to remain intact. This is possible by recalling only the defective product by tracking batches with specific item serial numbers.
As a result, manufacturers save significant amounts of money in their business processes. Serialization separates the good from the bad without disrupting the entire manufacturing process.
Serialization and traceability also offer significant operational benefits. For example, manufacturers can see improved data accuracy and higher productivity.
Supply chain professionals believe that serialization leads to better inventory management. Plus, serialized inventory yields greater chain integrity, and the ability to process returns.
Serial Number Tracking for Inventory Management
Supply chain managers with access to serialized data can track an item’s real-time status. As a result, manufacturers can streamline their operations through enhanced accuracy and efficiency. This helps with inventory tracking and visibility as an item moves through production.
The benefits of serialization go far beyond cost savings. Being able to track and trace the source of recalled products, results in quick removal from store shelves.
Implementing serialization in the supply chain provides many business benefits for both manufacturers and consumers. Radley’s product serialization solution lets you to track multiple data elements with a single scan. Talk to a Radley product specialist today to learn more.
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