Success Stories

TR5 in action! The following examples show how Trace Register customers achieve success by using TR5 to fulfill regulatory requirements and build consumer trust.

Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon TR5 ERP Data Integration for Seafood Traceability Using Preconfigured Excel

Challenge
Satisfy global demands for full-chain traceability (FCT) data while minimizing investment in cost and effort. Find additional ways to promote premium products.

Solution
Integrate pre-existing ERP system with TR5 to avoid re-keying of data and become GDST compliant. In-house integration using pre-configured Excel, shares FCT data with any other GDST compliant system globally. With GS1 Digital Link, consumers will be able to connect the physical product with its story.

Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon processes and exports high-quality farmed salmon. They selected TR5 as they needed a GDST-compliant FCT system and wanted to find other ways to promote their premium products.

Their current ERP system was efficient, recording all the farmed salmon's data at the time of harvest. If they could integrate this system with TR5, they would avoid doing double data entry.  But the project stalled when they received an expensive quote for the integration project.

Working with the TR team, Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon's internal IT staff determined they could do the work themselves.  They quickly configured an Excel template to map data received from the ERP system to upload into TR5 automatically. The template included farming and harvesting data, lot commingling, and linking to finished products for shipment.  The company’s ERP system continued to generate commercial documents for sales transactions, while TR5 provided product and FCT data to the customer.

This seamless integration makes it possible for Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon to efficiently provide complete and valid GDST-compliant FCT data.  When GS1 Digital Link is released, consumers will be able to connect the physical product with its history for every shipment worldwide.

Save time.
Save money.

Canned Tuna Supplier uses CTE Mobile App to Capture Fishing and Offload Traceability Data

Challenge
Manage large volumes of complex data and documents generated at the beginning of the supply chain to satisfy SIMP (Seafood Import Monitoring Program) requirements to import tuna into the U.S.

Solution
TR5 CTE Mobile App with Master Data captures fishing and offload data. Eliminates 90% of keyed data with a massive reduction in data errors while providing all data needed to satisfy SIMP.

A leading U.S. brand of sustainable canned tuna sources only pole- and line-caught fish from many countries, including the U.S., Japan, and New Zealand. Gathering the required SIMP information is exceptionally challenging. The data includes fishing, offload, commingling, and supporting documentation such as NOAA 370s and captain statements. Every lot of round tuna must have this information, and without it, they cannot import their finished products into the U.S.

The TR5 CTE Mobile App has dramatically improved their ability to capture this information. Master data is available for recording vessels, catch areas, products, and other critical elements. They can use their mobile device to photograph and link all supporting paper documents to each event.

The previous way called for keying in 43 data fields. Adding to the complexity, they can commingle eight offloads per container. Now, only seven selections from the CTE Mobile App drop-down menus are necessary for every fishing trip offload, along with entries into just two data fields. The CTE Mobile App makes things more simple by eliminating 90 percent of keyed data, a massive reduction in both effort and data errors.

Reduce effort.
Reduce errors.

Major EU Trader Depends on TR5 CTE Templates to Satisfy Wild Shrimp SIMP

Challenge
Capture all required FCT data to meet SIMP (Seafood Import Monitoring Program) requirements for wild shrimp harvested in Latin America, re-processed in China, and exported to the U.S. Since suppliers lacked traceability systems, they needed to re-create every critical event at the beginning and middle of the supply chain

Solution
Using TR5 CTE Templates with Master Data makes it possible to re-create the entire supply chain for shipments of finished products in 15 to 30 minutes. This GDST and SIMP compliant data can be sent directly to the import broker to file in ACE.

A major EU trader buys wild-caught shrimp in Latin America, re-processes it into value-added IQF products in China, and then exports it to the U.S.

Importing shrimp into the U.S. requires filing under the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP). The trader’s U.S. customer must have their import broker file in the ACE portal and provide detailed information about fishing, the first receiver,processing, and re-processing for every product imported.

While the trader’s suppliers lack traceability systems and only provide raw data, TR5’s CTE Templates enables the management of this transformation process seamlessly.  The trader can now recreate the entire supply chain, making it GDST and SIMP compliant. Master data is set-up for the entities and vessels in Latin America, plus the products shipped and processed. Attachments such as fishing licenses and certificates can be linked and applied to many subsequent shipments.

Employees are enthusiastic about using TR5.  Previously, it took hours to record the data.  But now, it only takes 10 to 15 minutes to recreate the entire supply chain for every shipment imported, while greatly reducing the chance of errors.

Increase productivity.
Reduce errors.
Revolutionize your data strategy.