Track and trace system in pharmaceuticals is a process of determining the current and past history of products through their unique ID, or their properties. It helps the manufacture to get the information of false or copied products in the market.
Track system is simply to know about current and past location of any serialized products.
Trace system is used to know the history of who come into contact with the products along the the supply chain.
Detailed equipment information
Track and Trace system installed at the secondary area where the bottle or carton is to be printed, aggregated, serialized, and palatalized.
Print Area: A bottle or carton is printed ( B.no., Mfg. Date, Expiry date, serial number, and 2D code) through this area and forwards the products on a conveyor belt.
360° Inspection system: 360° inspection system consists of multiple cameras around the conveyor belt to check serial no., GTIN, and 2D code on products. it will automatically reject the defective products in the Rejection bin and passes the good products on the conveyor belt.
Server: The server stores the Inspection product’s information in real-time when the product is passed through the track and trace system.
Aggregation: Aggregation is the process of making a bundle. the bundle is again scanned manually through a bar code scanner.
Labeling: The machine automatically generates the label and fix the label on the bundle
Disaggregation: If any products are found defective during manual scanning, the same carton or bottle is replaced with another good one.
Equipment use in track and trace system
- Printing machine (2D)
- Labelling machine
- 360° Cameras
- Bundler system
Understanding the concepts of serialization and track and trace system
Serialization is the assigning of a predetermine coding type to each product item, assigning it with a distinct identity to be tracked and traced to its location in the supply chain or where it had been during its life cycle.