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Lot Tracking Software for Product Traceability

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Blue Link’s Lot Tracking Software

Blue Link ERP offers lot tracking software functionality as part of an all-in-one inventory and accounting ERP solution.

Lot tracking, or batch tracking, helps your business with product traceability to keep track of which of your customers received specific groups (or shipments) of items and when they were received. The supplier you purchased from and date in which the items were purchased is also recorded allowing you to track an individual group of products (or shipment) from your supplier to your warehouse and then ultimately to your customer.

Lot tracking is a core component in achieving FDA/ISO/CFIA compliance for many businesses. This feature of Blue Link ERP also allows you to perform lot costing – tracking actual costs instead of FIFO or average.

Key Features of Blue Link Lot Tracking Software

Blue Link ERP is a completely integrated all-in-one accounting and inventory ERP software system designed specifically for wholesale and distribution. Blue Link includes a variety of features out-of-the-box, as well as optional components and can be completely customized the meet the specific needs of customers.

  • Aids in achieving FDA/ISO/CFIA compliance
  • Track internal and external lot numbers
  • Pre-assign lot numbers to facilitate FIFO methodology which allows for shipping earlier expiry dates first
  • Manage best before and expiry dates
  • Simplify product recalls and warnings
  • Auto-generate lot numbers if desired
  • Track as many or as few items as needed
  • Required for many regulated industries
  • Optionally print lot numbers on packing slips or invoices
  • Allows for accurate margin calculations when a single SKU is used for special one-time purchases
  • Track product end-to-end from your supplier to your warehouse and ultimately to your customer
Blue Link User Interface for Lot Tracking
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On behalf of Primed and Adelphia I would like to thank you and your staff for working with us in creating our custom project. It’s working out great so far! It has reduced lots of work time on our end and we were able to swiftly import and update all our missing data for the past year. We are finally starting to get great use out of Blue Link and enjoy using this software! Absolutely brilliant work. We really appreciate all the effort you and your staff have put into this project to make it work…thanks again for a job well done!

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Rachel Steinberg
Primed Pharmaceuticals

Lot Tracking Software Demo

Lot Tracking Demo Video
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Benefits of Lot Traceability

Many industries rely on lot tracking for product recalls and product warnings as well as for better inventory management purposes. Our customers use lot tracking for a variety of purposes and to accomplish a number of organizational goals. Lot tracking can be a powerful tool and Blue Link’s lot tracking capabilities are stronger than those found in standard ERP software.

Compliance with global and trade regulations, consumer protection legislation or agricultural bioterrorism laws make it imperative for distributors to have complete, accurate inventory tracking.

Lot Tracking Defined

Learn how lot tracking software functionality allows a business to track specific lots and manage a product recall.

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Medical and Pharmaceutical Distribution

Distributors working with medical devices, equipment and pharmaceuticals must adhere to strict regulations from a variety of governing bodies. Lot tracking is just one such requirement to help businesses track where the product originated and where the product ends.

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Food Distribution

Lot tracking is an imperative part of wholesale food distribution software for the food distribution supply chain. Tracking lot numbers and expiry dates helps your business remain compliant and signals to customers that you take food safety seriously.

Recent food recall incidents make it imperative to focus your attention on the need to trace problem bulk ingredients –often considered difficult to track, as they are stored in quantities. However, well-designed lot tracking software allows the assignment of a signature number (internal lot number) to each lot of material as it comes in with a second number cross-referenced to the supplier’s code (external lot number). The material is tracked as it moves through the warehouse, to production and into finished goods down to the customer. The information tracked can consist of a few basic elements or complex details including dates, weights and origin. Automated lot tracking also traces forward the final finished goods through the distribution chain, from the sales order through to the customer.

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Other Industries

Not only is lot tracking important for regulatory compliance in industries such as food and pharmaceutical, but also for many other businesses including those in the apparel, textile, and building supply industry. In these industries, instead of tracking expiry dates and lot numbers for recall purposes, lot numbers are tracked with regards to dye lots. Dye lots apply to those businesses who manage different textiles and products in which identification of specific coloration is an important part of product tracking. When material is dyed in the same vat with the same mixture of colors, it is important to track this information in order to be able to match the color exactly, and to add this information to product labelling.

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Understanding Lot Tracking Software