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Learn how you can meet current and future Produce Traceability Initiative milestones using Famous Software and services. New resources will be added regularly.
Food Safety and Case Level TraceabilityFamous Version 6 software users get all the elements of an effective Can-Trace compliant solution right out of the box. Optional bar-coding, RFID, and wireless terminal features can further automate tracking.
Built in Case Level TraceabilityWatch this demonstration of key case level tagging options provided to Famous Software users at no charge in Release 116.
An example of Traceability in FamousIn this hypothetical example, a customer (Albertsons), is interested in Cello 24s, U.S. #1 Seasons Best on order 10113. From your Famous Software V6 records, you learn almost instantly that the lettuce was from grower lot 053001 and shipped to Albertsons on February 12, 2008, via a pallet with a tag numbered 531, destined for Boise, ID:
This single Famous Software V6 Order Inquiry screen shows all 12 of the Can-Trace mandatory data elements for the selling, or “one down” side of the transaction. Specifically:
A quick Inventory Sales Cross-Reference by Tag inquiry for pallet tag 531 provides the related grower’s name, referred to as the “one up” information. As you can see below, the lettuce was grown at Santa Maria Farms. While this answers Albertson’s specific question, the job’s not quite done.
Did Albertsons get more of this product on different orders? Did any of your other customers receive this lettuce? Do you have more in stock? Has any been repacked? Has some been moved to your other warehouses? Fortunately in Famous Software Version 6 the necessary, real time data are at hand to help you quickly know all of this. The tag query also shows that:
It's equally easy to mark questionable product as "unavailable" to prevent further shipments. In fact, the way Famous Software tracks inventory, product origins, movement, processing and repacking, all in real time, can provide you with many layers of detail beyond what the Can-Trace specification recommends. To learn more download our Traceability Using Famous Software white paper.
Produce Traceability Initiative Ready (PTI)Famous Software is carefully monitoring the evolving Produce Traceability Initiative, and we will help you meet and exceed the program’s expectations. Traceability has been an integral part of our software offerings for decades. Our combination of ongoing standard product enhancements, knowledgeable consultants, world-class support and custom programming services make Famous Software the logical choice for integrated, turnkey traceability solutions. Our staff can show you how to comply with the PTI timetable today using our standard product offerings.
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