Traceability with SAP Business One
- On March 13, 2023
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- Barcode Integration, Batch Tracing, ERP, ERP Traceability, Food and Beverage Software, quality control, Recall Management, SAP, SAP Business One, SMB ERP, Softengine, Traceability
Traceability with SAP Business One
Traceability is a critical component of multiple industries where quality control and recall methods must be nearly perfected, such as food and beverage and the pharmaceutical industry. It is essential to track products from the point of origin to the point of consumption to ensure quality, safety, and compliance. With SAP Business One, manufacturers and distributors can manage traceability from end-to-end, ensuring complete visibility across the supply chain.
Here are some of the ways SAP Business One helps small to midsize businesses achieve and increase traceability:
Lot and Serial Number Tracking
SAP Business One provides businesses with lot and serial number tracking capabilities. This enables organizations to track specific individual batches or lots of products, the whole way from production to distribution. Tracking these metrics, businesses can achieve a clear image of the source of any issues and are able to track all products back to the point of origin. This is very helpful for businesses that deal with recall management and are held to strict federally compliances that require a solid recall process. Check out a screenshot of this batch trace and recall feature from SAP Business One:
SAP Business One provides a range of quality control tools that enable businesses to track and manage product quality. This includes real-time monitoring of production processes, automated testing and inspection, and even predictive analytics to identify potential quality issues before they occur. This level of quality control helps businesses to reduce defects, improve customer satisfaction, and increase profitability. By having the ability to trace both backward and forward, Business One can spot quality issues throughout the entire production process. Check out images of this process:
Visibility and Transparency
The SAP Business One solution truly provides small to midsize businesses with the clear visibility and transparency across their entire supply chain. This visibility and internal insight allows those businesses to track and manage product information, all the way from ingredients, packaging, and shipping information. This is extremely helpful for those businesses that are struggling with having a clear picture of their internal processes.
Integrating Barcode Scanning
By integrating with barcode technology, SAP Business One enables efficient and accurate tracking of products throughout the supply chain. By tracking via barcodes, it provides businesses with the most accurate picture of each individual product so there is never a point where they are in the dark. This helps to reduce errors and ensures that products are accurately tracked from the point of origin to their final destinations.
Especially useful for the pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries, SAP Business One pedigree reporting provides users the functionality to produce a comprehensive pedigree report showing the complete history of the product. Depicting every single location and process that the product has been through, pedigree reporting capabilities are incredibly helpful with remaining compliant to regulatory requirements, assuring top-notch quality, and tracing the origin of problems or where they have the potential to occur. By utilizing both serial and lot numbers, pedigree reporting provides users the most accurate image of the entire product journey. Check out a screenshot of this process in use for the pharmaceutical industry:
In conclusion, SAP Business One provides businesses with the tools they need to achieve complete, end-to-end business traceability. By implementing the SAP Business One solution, companies have the ability and tools required to track their inventory from the point of origin to the point of consumption, meet those tough and strict regulatory requirements, and improve quality control.
Learn more about SAP Business One on our website and contact one of our B1 experts at [email protected] for inquiries!