Barcode & RFID based tracking and traceability systems
Today’s manufacturing process is dependent on sourcing components from multiple vendors, and quality control therefore becomes a key concern. The most stringent tests are effective only to the extent of the test process and procedure, devised based on experience, design criteria and identified past failures.
Very fine or near-negligible deviations on specifications at component/raw material level can evolve into catastrophic failures when it comes to the final product. Most organisations have inspection and test systems to identify failures before final packaging. However, some of these deviations (latent or otherwise) can and do still slip through the cracks.
Whatever the error, it is critical to identify the cause of failure and verify if the related batch is also affected. Traceability then plays a major role in ensuring the parts manufactured, procured and assembled in the final product are identified by their manufacturing lot or serial numbers.
MELSS has successfully implemented Traceability projects across both discrete and continuous processes. Based on this experience, a strong traceability engine is built that can be customised to cater to most field variants.
Software provides traceability by integrating data acquired from various processes including assembly, testing and logistics. The software engine organises data and provides references so that both forward and reverse traceability is achieved seamlessly.
- Forward: Component serial number to batch lot number
- Reverse: Batch lot number to component serial number
- EoL testing
- Granularity configured by user
- User login controlled for data input
- Comprehensive data recording and logging
Combination of data input methods:
- Manual input
- External software integration
- Machine controller interface
- RFID/Barcode input