Ship & Trace

SEND & RECEIVE TRACEABILITY DATA ON EVERY ORDER


End-to-end, “One Step Forward, One Step Back” product traceability requires a collaborative supply chain process.

Real traceability solutions account for product handling across the entire supply chain, not just for who grew it. With multiple handlers on each case of produce, protecting your company and your brand means having a solution in place for external traceability, after product leaves your possession.

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Ship & Trace

SEND & RECEIVE TRACEABILITY DATA ON EVERY ORDER

End-to-end, “One Step Forward, One Step Back” product traceability requires a collaborative supply chain process.

Segments Served:

iTrade’s automated, closed-loop Ship & Trace solution provides “one step forward, one step back” traceability, enabling trading partners to communicate product attributes across the supply chain. Persisting PTI Key Data Elements (KDEs) in association with order history aids in protecting consumers in the event of potential future food safety recalls and protects your brand from associated exposure.

iTrade has incorporated critical workflow logic and data elements to enable comprehensive supply chain visibility with the goal of simplifying traceability to make it more efficient and cost effective for all trading partners. With iTrade’s Ship & Trace solution, all trading partners, regardless of commodity, system constraints, size and technical capabilities can automatically append PTI KDEs to POs or ASNs, including GTIN, Lot #s, COOL codes, manufacture and expiration dates, buyer and supplier item codes, logistical data, RPC data, nutritional data and pallet information. Your traceability data is linked to iTrade’s Order Management System, creating a tightly integrated system with a single source of data. After shipments are received, all PTI data is persisted throughout the payment and invoice process, allowing trading partners to perform USDA COOL audits by searching within iTrade’s Order Management System, helping you to:

Comply with industry, customer or corporate traceability mandates
Reduce costs typically associated with traceability
Improve effectiveness of traceability programs

Real traceability solutions account for product handling across the entire supply chain, not just for who grew it. With multiple handlers on each case of produce, protecting your company and your brand means having a solution in place for external traceability, after product leaves your possession.

iTrade’s automated, closed-loop Ship & Trace solution provides “one step forward, one step back” traceability, enabling trading partners to communicate product attributes across the supply chain. Persisting PTI Key Data Elements (KDEs) in association with order history aids in protecting consumers in the event of potential future food safety recalls and protects your brand from associated exposure.

iTrade has incorporated critical workflow logic and data elements to enable comprehensive supply chain visibility with the goal of simplifying traceability to make it more efficient and cost effective for all trading partners. With iTrade’s Ship & Trace solution, all trading partners, regardless of commodity, system constraints, size and technical capabilities can automatically append PTI KDEs to POs or ASNs, including GTIN, Lot #s, COOL codes, manufacture and expiration dates, buyer and supplier item codes, logistical data, RPC data, nutritional data and pallet information. Your traceability data is linked to iTrade’s Order Management System, creating a tightly integrated system with a single source of data. After shipments are received, all PTI data is persisted throughout the payment and invoice process, allowing trading partners to perform USDA COOL audits by searching within iTrade’s Order Management System, helping you to:

Comply with industry, customer or corporate traceability mandates

Reduce costs typically associated with traceability

Improve effectiveness of traceability programs

KEY FEATURES

CLEAN AND ENRICHED DATA

Food safety starts with clean normalized data. Item level data within each company is cleansed to eliminate errors and duplicates. It is then enriched to ensure all GS1 attributes are included.

DATA SYNCHRONIZATION

Synchronizing data between trading partners is core to the way iTradeNetwork works. We ensure all relevant product and transactional data is updated in trading partners’ systems dynamically as changes occur.

TRACEABILITY DATA ON EACH PURCHASE ORDER

The key to iTrade’s Ship & Trace solution is that all data required for the Product Traceability Initiative (PTI) is automatically added to purchase orders. This includes GS1 required and optional attributes, buyer and supplier item codes, logistical data, RPC data, nutritional data and more.

TRACEABILITY DATA ON EACH ASN

Similarly, iTrade appends PTI-required data to advance shipping notices. This includes global trade item numbers (GTIN), lot numbers, manufacture and expiration dates. Pallet information is also added during the shipping process.

CLOSED LOOP PROCESS FOR COMPLIANCE

Every participant in an order can access the relevant PTI data as needed. After shipments are received, all relevant PTI data is persisted through the payment and invoice process. Trading partners can perform USDA COOL audits simply by searching for lot or other PTI-relevant data within the iTradeNetwork invoice screen.

ANY COMPANY CAN PARTICIPATE

All of your trading partners, regardless of commodity, system constraints, size and technical capabilities can participate. All PTI information is shared collaboratively across trading partners involved in orders and accessible via iTrade’s user interface.

PROVEN SUCCESS

Working closely with industry organizations and specifically the Product Traceability Initiative (PTI), we have conducted several successful pilot projects that have proven to enhance traceability via a collaborative and integrated approach.

FROM FARM TO SHELF

  • Supports PTI, mpXML, and industry initiatives
  • Leverages your existing investment with iTrade
  • Cost effective and fast implementation for new iTrade customers
  • Capture transportation data (Lot #, temperature, DoE, DoM, etc.)

REAL TIME REPORTING

  • Traceability Center to manage data
  • On Demand, flexible reporting
  • Report by Item, Lot #, Grower, Shipping location, ship date, harvest date, etc.
  • Eliminate manual efforts in locating product anywhere in the supply chain
 

KEY FEATURES

CLEAN AND ENRICHED DATA

Food safety starts with clean normalized data. Item level data within each company is cleansed to eliminate errors and duplicates. It is then enriched to ensure all GS1 attributes are included.

DATA SYNCHRONIZATION

Synchronizing data between trading partners is core to the way iTradeNetwork works. We ensure all relevant product and transactional data is updated in trading partners’ systems dynamically as changes occur.

TRACEABILITY DATA ON EACH PURCHASE ORDER

The key to iTrade’s Ship & Trace solution is that all data required for the Product Traceability Initiative (PTI) is automatically added to purchase orders. This includes GS1 required and optional attributes, buyer and supplier item codes, logistical data, RPC data, nutritional data and more.

TRACEABILITY DATA ON EACH ASN

Similarly, iTrade appends PTI-required data to advance shipping notices. This includes global trade item numbers (GTIN), lot numbers, manufacture and expiration dates. Pallet information is also added during the shipping process.

CLOSED LOOP PROCESS FOR COMPLIANCE

Every participant in an order can access the relevant PTI data as needed. After shipments are received, all relevant PTI data is persisted through the payment and invoice process. Trading partners can perform USDA COOL audits simply by searching for lot or other PTI-relevant data within the iTradeNetwork invoice screen.

ANY COMPANY CAN PARTICIPATE

All of your trading partners, regardless of commodity, system constraints, size and technical capabilities can participate. All PTI information is shared collaboratively across trading partners involved in orders and accessible via iTrade’s user interface.

PROVEN SUCCESS

Working closely with industry organizations and specifically the Product Traceability Initiative (PTI), we have conducted several successful pilot projects that have proven to enhance traceability via a collaborative and integrated approach.

FROM FARM TO SHELF

  • Supports PTI, mpXML, and industry initiatives
  • Leverages your existing investment with iTrade
  • Cost effective and fast implementation for new iTrade customers
  • Capture transportation data (Lot #, temperature, DoE, DoM, etc.)

REAL TIME REPORTING

  • Traceability Center to manage data
  • On Demand, flexible reporting
  • Report by Item, Lot #, Grower, Shipping location, ship date, harvest date, etc.
  • Eliminate manual efforts in locating product anywhere in the supply chain

“iTrade is a critical [PTI] team member, since it provides Safeway, Oppenheimer and many other produce companies with EDI transaction connections.”


PTI PILOT RESULTS

  • Reduced costs for receivers, by eliminating scanning of inbound HPLs
  • Improved inventory and warehouse management for receivers
  • Advance visibility of shipment and any substitutions

Learn How The Oppenheimer Group & Safeway Achieve Whole Chain Traceability

“iTrade is a critical [PTI] team member, since it provides Safeway, Oppenheimer and many other produce companies with EDI transaction connections.”


PTI PILOT RESULTS


  • Reduced costs for receivers, by eliminating scanning of inbound HPLs
  • Improved inventory and warehouse management for receivers
  • Advance visibility of shipment and any substitutions

Learn How The Oppenheimer Group & Safeway Achieve Whole Chain Traceability