Authorities, world over, are starting to impose stringent product tracking regulations, especially with respect to the Pharma Industry in an effort to combat counterfeit, illegally imported or stolen drugs. These regulations require manufacturers of pharmaceuticals to comply with certain requirements for bar-coding and serialization on pharmaceutical packaging. The challenge faced by Pharma Manufacturers is to incorporate the specified bar-coding and serialization processes in their current packaging units, without compromising the speed of the entire packaging process.
Here, a customized Track and Trace System becomes an effective supply chain management tool for manufacturers, affording them advantages like serializing of products at different packaging levels, obtaining reliable data and feedback. It can also allow them to easily call back faulty batches and go a long way in proactive order placement.