I am currently reviewing/revising our Product Trace Procedure, and need a few ideas. We already have a Product ID/Trace system in place, along with the Procedure, but I would like to include details about annual testing of the trace system--specifically how we will evaluate it after performing a trace exercise (SQF 188.8.131.52 iii).
Background info: We make PET hotfill bottles and jars for fruit juices and applesauce. The physical location and use of raw materials and product can be traced in our online system, but we also have things on paperwork, as well (mostly qualification check sheets, usage logs, finished goods inspection log, etc).
So what I'm looking for are objective or subjective items we can use to measure the effectiveness and efficiency of our system. What I have so far is:
- Time to complete trace
- Number of employees involved
- % completed/incomplete paperwork
- Completeness of trace (ie, are all required items included in the trace information package?)
- Teamwork of parties involved
If anyone has any ideas on how to judge the system, they would be much appreciated!