Application of labels to trace material flows in multi-echelon supply chains

MH Jansen-Vullers*, JC Wortmann, AJM Beulens

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Abstract

Current developments in society requires increasing information on products at batch level. This holds especially true for the food industry. To be able to meet such requirements, data on the origin of products are an important factor, frequently including details of production conditions in preceding echelons.

This paper discusses how code numbers, batches and particularly labels in multi-echelon supply chains can be applied to manage the enormous amount of detailed data which are vital to these usually complex supply chains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)303 - 312
Number of pages10
JournalProduction Planning & Control
Volume15
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2004

Keywords

  • multi-echelon supply chains
  • information systems
  • quality control
  • traceability decoupling point
  • labels
  • MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS
  • MANAGEMENT
  • ENTERPRISE

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