Link data to provide context
and clarify meaning

  • Interoperability: data exchange with any GDST GS1 compliant traceability system.
  • Advanced tools: link data, digitize documents, and more.
  • Integration: with other business systems to eliminate double data entry and reduce errors.

Analyze to trust data and
drive improvement

  • Trust data: ensure data is trustworthy with continuous checking.
  • Measure quality: continuous improvement of products and business processes using DMAIC methodology.

Act to use data and
increase value

  • Fulfill regulatory requirements: SIMP, FDA and more plus supply chain visibility.
  • Develop brand loyalty: achieve preferred supplier status and encourage loyal consumer behavior.
  • A sustainable future: for your business and the world.






Interoperability Makes Data Exchange Possible
It’s hard getting all the required data from supplier networks. TR5 makes it easier by being an open GS1 and GDST compliant system that enables sharing and linking data with any other traceability system using the same standards. You are not locked into a single system with data in different formats and silos.

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Advanced Tools Link Data and Digitize Documents
TR5 provides advanced software tools that enable companies to enter data themselves when suppliers cannot, or will not, provide it in a usable digital form. It can also replace paper with digital documents. This information is critical to avoiding business disruption and maintaining market access. Web Apps, Mobile Apps, IoT devices, CTE templates, and other tools work together in TR5 to capture and link data that create smart traceability supply chains without depending on suppliers or paper documentation.

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Integration with Other Business Systems
Integrating TR5 with ERP, inventory management, and other systems eliminates double data entry, which is expensive and fraught with errors. Trace Register provides an open API and process to make integration more defined and predictable

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Representation of an existing supply network. This complex web does not even include fishing vessels or farms – which would add many thousands of additional circles.

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Analyze to trust data and drive improvement

Complete & Valid Data
Data will not be trusted when some of it is missing or invalid. In the complex seafood industry with vast numbers of farms and vessels and much comingling, it is extremely expensive and almost impossible to manually check and correct massive data volumes. TR5 provides the power of CMCA (continuous monitoring and continuous auditing) to analyze data to determine it is complete and valid. If it is not, the responsible party will automatically be alerted to make corrections where needed.

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Continuous Improvement
Trace Register defines quality as how well something meets a set of requirements. This definition of quality can be applied to products, supply chains, workflows, and other parts of a business that impact risk, margins, and customer satisfaction. To manage quality, you must be able to measure it. Quality is impossible to measure if you don’t have trustworthy data that can quantify defects when requirements are not met. TR5 CMCA includes the DMAIC Six Sigma continuous improvement methodology, enabling your company to measure and improve the quality of whatever they choose. When defects are found, CMCA automatically alerts responsible parties so action can be taken to reduce the number of defects immediately and over the long term resulting in less risk and higher margins.

IMPACT: Risk Margins Brand Loyalty



Act to use data and increase value

The following examples show just a few ways TR5 can help you use data to satisfy regulatory requirements, build brand loyalty, and create value for your business. Trace Register will keep updating its TR5 application suite with new additions.

SIMP (Seafood Import Monitoring Program)
To prove seafood is legal and satisfies SIMP, companies must provide a complete chain of custody that tracks a product from its initial wild-caught or aquaculture harvest to the point of entry into U.S. commerce. Records to show this chain of custody should identify the product and each custodian of the fish or fish product (e.g., a transhipper, processor, storage facility, or distributor) at every step as that product moves through the supply chain. TR5 enables your company to provide this data and check it with CMCA to ensure it satisfies SIMP requirements. Importers of record can then deliver this data from TR5 to their import brokers in the correct format to be easily filed into ACE. CMCA also checks to see that all supporting documents are available to pass SIMP audits.

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Food Safety
The FDA announced the New Era of Smarter Food Safety to help create a safer and more traceable, digital food system. When rule-making for FSMA Section 204 is complete, it will require traceability starting at harvest for most seafood products sold in the U.S. The FDA is planning audits after its implementation to verify that products are traceable and recall-ready. The cost of not complying can be high, potentially impacting regulators, customers, and market access. TR5 will satisfy what is known today about FDA traceability regulations and is ready for whatever the future brings.

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Supply Chain Visibility
Knowing who is in supplier networks can help companies identify potential problems, reduce risk, and avoid brand damage. Seafood companies can use TR5 to review, approve or reject all SCEs (supply chain entities) such as fishing vessels, farms, or processors in their supplier networks. TR5’s powerful CMCA will check the SCEs involved with seafood deliveries and send notifications when any unapproved entities are found.

IMPACT: Risk Margins Brand Loyalty

Customer Brand Loyalty
Supplying consistent quality seafood to your customers is challenging. Fishing vessels, farms, and processors produce it in different ways and many places. However, product consistency is a crucial indicator of value for your customers, and it can often determine whether your company is a preferred supplier. TR5 with CMCA will help you provide consistent quality products with trustworthy data. Your customers will see the increased value because there will be less risk and lower costs, making it easier for them to sell.

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Consumer Brand Loyalty
Many U.S. consumers are anxious when shopping for seafood and want more information about the many different types of available products. Anxiety may increase when shopping for seafood online because they cannot see or examine the product in person, and the accompanying information may be incomplete or invalid. TR5 will enable seafood suppliers, online or in-person, to provide product data so retailers and foodservice can reduce anxiety and inspire consumer confidence to buy. Fish counter or restaurant personnel can use the information to help them sell, and it can also be integrated into e-commerce platforms to inform the online shopper. When consumers have positive experiences buying and eating seafood, loyal behavior results, leading to increased purchases and the likelihood of recommending that seafood to others.

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Sustainability
Many retailers and other companies have adopted strict policies to reassure the consumer the seafood they sell is sustainable. To ensure products conform to these policies, they require product traceability information back to the fishing vessel or farm. And consumers now want more transparency so they can see for themselves that guidelines are followed. If they don’t receive it, they may claim the product is not sustainable. TR5 enables companies to provide complete and valid information that will support adherence to sustainability policies.

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