The starting point for tracking and tracing is the product infeed and the replenishment of storage locations. Here you are guided by the AZO production control system and receive a plausibility check by means of a barcode, which gives you the certainty that the correct raw material has reached the correct storage location. The raw materials, including their most important information such as lot number, weight and minimum shelf life, are then automatically entered into the production control system and can be tracked and traced from this moment onwards throughout the entire production process.
In automated production processes, such as weighing using AZO COMPONENTER® systems, the raw materials and actual weights, including the lot number, are automatically booked according to the first-in-first-out principle. In this way, the raw material batch is tracked through the entire system to ensure seamless tracking and tracing.
Tracking and tracing is also integrated in manual processes such as manual weighing using our AZO MandDos, a recipe-controlled weighing solution with user guidance. The control system guides the operator through the weighing process and the weighing results are automatically recorded. The weighing containers are labelled with a barcode and can thus be transported to the subsequent process in a clearly identifiable manner, where they are scanned again and reported to the respective production line. This means that a raw material remains traceable throughout the entire production chain, even in manual processes.