In Reply to Parent Post by shazzmick
I'm trying to update our Identifcation & Traceability Procedure as it is not very comprehensive or specific. We are a manufacturing facility - does anyone have any templates or basics that they could share to assist me please?
Thank you in anticipation of your assistance.
are distinctly different, viz:
- The method to identify and separate two or more products/things.
- The ability to trace a product 'backwards'
through each activity/process [upto the raw material(s) used].
Both of them are supposed to be in-built in the process itself. For identification you may choose any from colur coding, bar code, punch marks, stencil etcetra as per your feasibility.
Since you are into manufacturing, I suggest the use of 'Travel Jackets'. The travel jacket has to move with the lot/batch from work-station to work- station recording every activity on it. From the travel jacket, you trace back to the work-station, from there you link it to the job card, work instruction and so on.
I have found this system as very convenient, yet once I faced a problem when some components were rejected at customer's end. I traced back through the 'Travel Jacket'
but was stumped in identifying the checker at final inspection. There onwards I issued coloured markers and alloted symbols to each checker. Now, in case of any rejection, the culprit is caught in a jiffy. Knowing this, the checkers have become more alert, and customer complaints have reduced.
Moral of the story is, that there should not be any weak link
in the trceability process.
Hope this helps