Track-and-Trace

Where did this product/package come from? Inquiring minds—such as safety conscious consumers—want to know.

 

A common example of track-and-trace is bar coding, which is a cost-effective method used to implement traceability at both the item and case-level. Another technology associated with track-and-trace that one might refer to is RFID and its role in supply chain. This code-carrying technology can be used in lieu of a barcode to enable non-line of sight-reading.

 

Right now there are three types of technologies used to print bar codes: inkjet, laser and thermal transfer and direct thermal.

 

The global food traceability market (tracking technologies) is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.7 percent, reaching expected revenue of $14.1 billion by 2020. That's according to a new market research report, Food Traceability Market (Tracking Technologies) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Opportunities and Forecast, 2012 - 2020, published by Allied Market Research.

 

Radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology is expected to grow at the highest rate of 19.4 percent among all technologies of food traceability market. The reason for the high growth rate of RFID is real-time tracking of food items irrespective of weather conditions or location. Accurate read-write ability in complex environment is also a significant advantage of this technology.

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Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dover Corporation is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal tr


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GS1 US discloses 5 major industry stakeholders representing a variety of seafood sources and processing methods that were selected for Proof of Concept, a small exercise to investigate and assess the current state of seafood t


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While track-and-trace has made inroads into pharmaceuticals (see GS1 weighs in on current track-and-trace develo


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Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation. Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers.


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AT Info sells a broad line of Autoprint thermal inkjet printers and HP inks to identify and code products, unit packages and outer shipping cartons with alpha-numeric text, barcodes and graphics.


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Bob Celeste, senior director of healthcare, GS1 US, answers Packaging Digest's questions in discussing what’s going on in traceability and the status of DSCSA implementation.

 


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Building on over 70 years of experience and having introduced the world's first thermal transfer label printer in 1974, SATO is recognized for delivering rugged dependability and reliable performance throughout its product lin


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High-Mark is experienced in a variety of industries requiring marking and identification.


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Founded in 2001, TYKMA was created to provide Industrial Marking and Product Identification systems to the manufacturing industry.


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Are you ready for Track & Trace? With our Secure Track and Trace solutions (S-TTS), we have created a comprehensive solution approach to your need for a secure, successful product tracking through all processes.


Company

Brand protection, traceability, products and documents security and CRM - PRM (Customer Relation Management - Citizen Relation Management - Patient Relation Management) are key issues for every organisation.


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Today, SICPA is an international organisation with offices and factories on five continents. With around 3,000 staff of over 50 nationalities, we provide technologies and services in more than 200 countries around the world.


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Founded in 1994, United Barcode Systems rapidly became capable of offering solutions within the automatic identification field.


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MIJNO (est. in France in 1919) conceives and manufactures precision gears, ground racks and low backlash planetary gearboxes.


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Matthews Marking Systems is a global innovator of printing systems and consumables for corporate branding, product identification, operational marking, and regulatory compliance.


GS1 US discloses 5 major industry stakeholders representing a variety of seafood sources and processing methods that were selected for Proof of Concept, a small exercise to investigate and assess the current state of seafood traceability data....


While track-and-trace has made inroads into pharmaceuticals (see GS1 weighs in on current track-and-trace developments), there...


Bob Celeste, senior director of healthcare, GS1 US, answers Packaging Digest's questions in discussing what’s going on in traceability and the status of DSCSA implementation.

 

What do you see happening related to...


Cognex Corporation is the world’s leading provider of vision systems, vision software, vision sensors and surface inspection systems used in manufacturing automation. Cognex is also a leader in industrial ID readers.

Cognex vision helps...


High-Mark is experienced in a variety of industries requiring marking and identification. From service and spare parts, to complete turn-key solutions, High-Mark Systems is committed to exceeding the expectations of its customers by providing high...


Markem-Imaje, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Dover Corporation is a trusted world manufacturer of product identification and traceability solutions, offering a full line of reliable and innovative inkjet, thermal transfer, laser, and...


Matthews Marking Systems is a global innovator of printing systems and consumables for corporate branding, product identification, operational marking, and regulatory compliance. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews Marking Systems...


Building on over 70 years of experience and having introduced the world's first thermal transfer label printer in 1974, SATO is recognized for delivering rugged dependability and reliable performance throughout its product line. Our comprehensive...


Founded in 1994, United Barcode Systems rapidly became capable of offering solutions within the automatic identification field. The experience and knowledge acquired in the automatic printing and identification systems, became crucial to focus the...


Brand protection, traceability, products and documents security and CRM - PRM (Customer Relation Management - Citizen Relation Management - Patient Relation Management) are key issues for every organisation.

The high increase in...


API is a leading manufacturer and distributor of foils, films and laminates used to enhance the visual appeal of products and packaging and to help our customers communicate brand values and authenticity.

With roots in the United Kingdom...


Aspect Automation designs and builds custom automated manufacturing machinery and provides innovative, collaborative engineering solutions for a broad range of industries. Our systems, processes, and collaborative culture have made us a leader in...


AT Info sells a broad line of Autoprint thermal inkjet printers and HP inks to identify and code products, unit packages and outer shipping cartons with alpha-numeric text, barcodes and graphics. Single pen models are ideal for printing use-by-...


Citronix Inc. designs and manufactures continuous ink jet printers to apply identifying marks such as best before dates, traceability codes, logos and batch codes to almost any kind of material or surface.

The ciSeries range of printers are...


Our engineering design team works closely with each customer to develop detailed information concerning the level of automation required, equipment specifications, OSHA requirements, flexibility, and future expandability. The end result is an...


Are you ready for Track & Trace? With our Secure Track and Trace solutions (S-TTS), we have created a comprehensive solution approach to your need for a secure, successful product tracking through all processes.

Whether simple...


MIJNO (est. in France in 1919) conceives and manufactures precision gears, ground racks and low backlash planetary gearboxes.

As a leader in manufacturing racks, pinions and gearheads, we very likely have products that will go well with your...


Today, SICPA is an international organisation with offices and factories on five continents. With around 3,000 staff of over 50 nationalities, we provide technologies and services in more than 200 countries around the world. We are a trusted...

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