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.

Content Tabs


Company

Our experience of more than 40 years plays an integral part in the development of Secure Track Trace Solutions (S-TTS) – reliable modular packaging and supply chain control solutions for the pharmaceutical, medical technology,


Company

SATO is an award winning, worldwide manufacturer of Thermal Print Engines, Industrial Thermal and Laser printers, RFID embedded tags and labels.  SATO solutions feature Barcode and RFID enable solutions for business to identif


Company

CipherLab is a world leader in AIDC solutions for a wide range of industries. CipherLab's expertise is at the convergence of scanning, mobile computing, and business process design.


Company

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


Article

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


Article

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


Company

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.


Company

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.


Article

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.

 


Company

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


Company

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


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.


Company

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.


Company

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


Company

Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews Marking Systems has a worldwide sales, service and distribution network.


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...


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-...


CipherLab is a world leader in AIDC solutions for a wide range of industries. CipherLab's expertise is at the convergence of scanning, mobile computing, and business process design. This results more efficient supply chains, field sales services,...


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...


Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Matthews Marking Systems has a worldwide sales, service and distribution network. We pride ourselves on being the single source for all of your marking needs, offering products and services of unmatched...


SATO is an award winning, worldwide manufacturer of Thermal Print Engines, Industrial Thermal and Laser printers, RFID embedded tags and labels.  SATO solutions feature Barcode and RFID enable solutions for business to identify, track and manage...


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...


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...


Our experience of more than 40 years plays an integral part in the development of Secure Track Trace Solutions (S-TTS) – reliable modular packaging and supply chain control solutions for the pharmaceutical, medical technology, cosmetics and FMCG...


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...

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to Thursday, February 7, 2019

WestPack combines industry-leading educational sessions with the latest packaging technologies and products from cutting-edge suppliers.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 to Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Pharmapack Europe 2019 is Europe's dedicated pharmaceutical packaging and drug delivery event.

Monday, April 29, 2019 to Wednesday, May 1, 2019

CPhI North America 2019 is the epicenter for pharma innovation, emerging trends, insights and education.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to Wednesday, May 15, 2019

From contract packaging/manufacturing to components, BIOMEDevice Boston 2019 helps you develop the next gen of medical devices.

Monday, June 3, 2019 to Wednesday, June 5, 2019

At PackEx Toronto, benefit from hands-on access to the newest packaging and processing technologies, equipment and materials.

Monday, June 10, 2019 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019

EastPack 2019 offers cutting-edge packaging solutions for an array of markets, including food, beverage, beauty and healthcare.

Monday, June 10, 2019 to Wednesday, June 12, 2019

MD&M East 2019, now in its 35th year, is the largest medtech event on the East Coast.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019

At MD&M Minneapolis 2019, discover the latest developments in medical devices and see the technologies driving tomorrow's life-saving innovations.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 to Thursday, October 24, 2019

MinnPack 2019 brings the latest packaging equipment, automation and design ideas to the Midwest.