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Use Cases for Supply Chain Traceability in Logistics

Published: 28 October 2016

ID: G00290398

Analyst(s): Christian Titze , Andrew Stevens


Traceability is a becoming a critical requirement for enabling product tracking, governance control and visibility across all stages of sourcing, production, distribution and consumption. We introduce logistics cases for emerging best practices that supply chain leaders should consider.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Track and Trace
    • Combine Visibility and Traceability Capabilities
    • Take a Phased Approach
  • Recall Management
    • Leverage Traceability on Multiple Levels and Hierarchies
    • Extend Immediate Traceability
    • Utilize Traceability for Quality and Safety

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