Manufacturers need to be able to identify raw materials and ingredients so that they can determine their origin to ensure the quality and safety of the products they sell. Extreme care and is required when making food and beverages for consumption, for drugs and other pharmaceuticals and various chemicals.
Process manufacturing is regulated by industry guidelines and government regulations to produce safe and effective products and manufacturers need tight control over production and quality assurance processes to meet them.
To remain compliant and achieve transparency, one important feature process manufacturers need batch traceability which means a company can determine where each of their deliveries of raw materials originated from. This means that where a problem occurs, all affected items can be recalled so that customer health is not affected. This is because each batch of the materials is identified when first received and can then be traced through the production process.