With ANTs’ Traceability it can be identified at any time when and where and by whom the goods were obtained, produced, processed, stored, transported, consumed or disposed of.
So, the tool enables tracking and tracing of all finished goods, semi-finished goods and raw materials.
Why is Traceability important?
Despite the fact of existing EU regulations (178/02), Consumer protection or industries being forced to comply with the highest quality standards, the industries have growing interests in their products origin. Furthermore, if a problem occurs regarding product quality, a company must be able to rectify it immediately. The costs for product recalls, for example in the automotive industry, often add up to hundreds of millions.
Traceability is of particular importance in the supply chain of the food industry, the pharmaceutical trade as well as in automotive, railway and aircraft construction.
Additionally to governmental requirements, the traceability reduces the risks for human error, for example by using wrong or blocked components. Be sure that operators produce according to internal guidelines.
Your benefits with ANT
Preventing production errors
Preventing production errors: Traceability data offers the opportunity to learn from mistakes. Causes and circumstances that have already led to errors can be avoided in the future through process optimisation.
If there are concerns about the quality or integrity of raw materials,traceability checks can identify each individual product involved. Inspections and rework require little more effort.
Traceability enables the verification of appropriate production, including all data and materials related to internal processes.
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How to ensure full Traceability with ANT?
Your ongoing production is being matched with S/N, batches of components, tools and containers. To start specific orders, the container ID is scanned. The operator will receive a comparison of currently installed tools and tools needed for new operation.
After preparing the machine, the system validates processes and confirms (or not) scanned resources. If a wrong component is scanned, the operator will receive a real time notification. This ensures that batch is matched with BOM.
The labelling process is done automatically in any step of production. Different triggers of labeling can be set, such as after specific number of cycles or at the start or end of an operation.
According to your need, labels can be printed for finished / semi-finished goods, defects, reworks, scrap, containers, pallets and much more.
For repetitive operations, there is also the option to check printing history to do a reprint. Data can be changed manually then.