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Posted 04 July 2018 - 11:49 AM

hi colleagues,

 

 am trying to set up a traceability system for a seafood company but finding it difficult to generate batch codes and product code, and also linking lot codes to a batch code. Your inputs in this topicis highly appreciated and please give example for easier explanations. 

 

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 12:47 PM

what is your process for allocating batches/lots right now?


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 01:11 PM

We are using a prefix , a numeric figure representing the year of production and a serial number. e.g; AP18001. AP- prefix, 18- 2018, 01- serial number of production in the year. This appears to be insufficient, is there any better example. please do share



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 01:25 PM

Why not the julian date?  Today would be 18185  (year 18, day of year 185)  then you could add alpha characters to represent the product in the carton

 

For example, raw frozen shimp packed today

 

RFS18185.....

 

That way, if you're packing more than one product you just need to change the alpha code

 

raw frozen basa

 

RFB18185

 

It would depend on how many characters you have room for

 

 

you mentioned linking batches to lots???  Do you mean raw material to finished products?


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 01:38 PM

yes absolutely, raw material to finished product. e.g i can obtain one batch in a daily production from many lots.How do i link these raw materials (lots) to the the finished product (batch) 



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Posted 04 July 2018 - 07:48 PM

ok, you need a batch record of some sort

 

You need production date, product being made, amount of finished goods (cases, kgs, packages etc) (the finance people will want waste and you should too depending on how much)

 

Then you add the lot # for each raw material that is going into that product and how much (lbs, kgs units).

 

Also has the finished goods i.d. number on the batch record

 

Then for traceability you've at least got a paper record for everything you make

 

There is software out there to make this easier, but it tends to be very expensive


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:27 PM

Hi jallowm,

 

This is a kind of generic requirement as summarised in previous Post.

 

I think you will find a variety of posibilities / layouts detailed on this Forum. Maybe do a bit of searching around.

 

Also, as just noted, software packages can vastly simplify this function.


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