Traceability is key.  Companies use traceability to know what is happening in their supply chain. They invest heavily in systems to track product and work closely with trading partners to achieve “one-up/one-down” traceability.

But very few companies know what happens to that product through every step of the supply chain.  Few can quickly retrieve information several steps back in the supply chain, to the product’s original source.  With the chain incomplete or a link missing, product history is potentially compromised.  This leaves companies at risk when identifying the source of a problem or proving that a product originates from a sustainable source.

This is where Trace Register can help.  Our easy-to-use traceability system makes it possible to capture and share vital product information from source to sale.

The Trace Register Solution

Used by over 1,000 companies is 24 countries, the Trace Register™ system is a web-based, on-demand application that can be used by producers, buyers, marketers, and regulators alike. It functions as an independent, third-party “registry” into which product source and traceability information is entered, secured, and shared among companies throughout the supply chain. It overlays the physical supply chain with an “information supply chain” that connects all trading partners.

Easy to implement and use There is nothing complicated about the Trace Register™ system. It requires no special software, hardware, or technical skills. An internet connection is all you need to start using it – right away.

Designed for the way you do business The Trace Register™ system will match your business whether you are a sole proprietor or a multi-national corporation.  There is no need to impose new business processes, numbering schemes or special labeling. You can start using it immediately without disrupting your day-to-day business activities.

Powerful and flexible The Trace Register™ system delivers the functionality and the flexibility to capture all the information you require to manage your supply chain. It allows you to include all product data from source to sale, including information about fertilizers, feed, ingredients, and treatments.

Global and multi-lingual Today’s supply chains are global and they require the support of global systems. The Trace Register™ system is currently in use in 24 different countries and is available in five major languages: Chinese, English, Japanese, Spanish, and Thai.

Standards compliance Numerous standards and certifications affect food traceability, such as the GS1 system, Best Aquaculture Practice, Marine Stewardship Council and GlobalGap. We invest in understanding this dynamic landscape and ensuring that our system supports these standards and certification requirements.

Trace Register is a GS1 US Barcodes and eCom Solution Partner with GS1 US Certified resources on staff. These certifications indicate that the Trace Register staff are equipped to offer consultation services to clients in the area of maintaining compliance with the GS1 System.

About Trace Register’s Traceability Plus™

Traceability Plus™ is comprised of three components – Digital Traceability System, Data Check Module, and Marketing Module. 

Digital Traceability System - Achieve full chain traceability with secure structured data

Digital Traceability gives companies at each step in the supply chain the ability to record and share structured data in a confidential and secure way.

Features

  • Easy and efficient data capture at each step of the supply chain
  • Confidential sharing- companies decide which data each trading partner may access
  • Easy integration with existing systems using a standard Odata service
  • Support for more efficient and less costly product recalls

Data Check Module  - Improve data quality, verify compliance and drive action

Data Check automatically monitors and analyzes structured data as it is recorded into the Digital Traceability System. It has a Rules Editor, enabling users to write the rules against which they want the data to be checked. The Rules Engine runs these rules automatically and the results are displayed in near real time, on an easy to use Dashboard, dramatically improving the efficiency and effectiveness of critical business oversight. 

Features

  • Measures and analyzes data quality to facilitate improvement over time
  • Verifies compliance with safety, sustainability and other specified requirements
  • Generates alerts to proactively drive action and prevent problems
  • Fully supports LEAN Six Sigma DMAIC Process

Trace Register's Marketing Module - Build consumer loyalty

Consumers and buyers are hungry for information about where their food comes from, who harvests it and how it is handled. This module enables users to engage and educate audiences by sharing specific product details such as the exact farmer, fisherman, forager-harvester or food manufacturer who delivered a product to market. Product information can be shared at the point of sale which a consumer can access by scanning a QR barcode on a smart phone, resulting in a powerful way to tell a story and attain a price premium.  Watch our introductory video.

Features

  • Market products directly to consumers to build a brand and drive sales
  • Leverage promotional opportunities and the ability to highlight the quality and unique aspects of a product
  • Educate point-of-sale staff at retailers and restaurants about product attributes
  • Engage and educate buyers and the consumer by telling a compelling story