If a defective batch leads to bad press, sickness, or at worst a fatality, the timeliness of determining the root cause to mitigate the impact is business critical. Industries that have a requirement to track their products movement via batches, whether to meet regulatory obligations or to support mature supply chain economics, find it difficult to perform these tasks in an efficient manner.
Is there a need to track product movements via batches whether to meet regulatory obligations or to support mature supply chain economics? What would it mean to easily determine the complete genealogy of a defective batch, serial number or handling unit?
Organizations that implement and optimize SAP Global Batch Traceability (GBT) are provided immediate insight into a product batch genealogy. This functionality greatly improves Time to Insight (T2I) providing more time to take corrective actions like recalls; protecting consumers and the brand from associated liabilities and ensuring timely reporting.
SAP ECC certainly has a tree view report to do Bottom-up and Top-down analysis, but unfortunately, that’s where the features and functionality ends. SAP ECC does not offer all the features you can benefit from within GBT.
Imagine being able to provide the necessary information and visibility to make meaningful and timely decisions regarding tracking and tracing of input materials, batch processes, and finished products throughout manufacturing operations and post-production supply chain activities.
Utilizing our oVo® methodology we help organizations implement GBT to perform batch recalls in 2 hours or less, reduce the number of transactions needed to perform a recall by 30% and quickly provide the necessary information and visibility to make meaningful and timely decisions regarding tracking and tracing of input materials, batch processes, and finished products throughout manufacturing operations and post-production supply chain activities.
For further learnings on SAP Global Batch Traceability, we offer a white paper on GBT, “What is it and What Can it Do?” or contact us directly for more information how we can help.
Benefits of Global Batch Traceability
- Faster reaction and reporting on batch genealogy leading to more focused recalls, holds and withdrawals
- Reduced liability and costs on recalls
- Improved customer and brand protection from a faulty product
- Ability to provide Chain of Custody for serialized products
- Track materials through multi-level bills of material