Internal traceability refers to the methods, procedures and elements needed for tracking and recording data within a business's processes.

Internal tracking takes place when goods or raw materials are received, processed and the product is delivered to third parties.

The goal is to keep track of the properties of all products involved in the manufacturing or handling process from beginning to end, aquiring the information necessary for a complete tracking system.

This method of tracking supports the following business processes:

  • Receipt of goods or raw materials
  • Warehouse management
  • Production line processes
  • Internal logistics processes
  • Identification and labeling
  • Order selection and packaging
  • Expedited processes

Implementing Internal Traceability

The implementation stage deals with all of the internal business processes a company wants to manage and track.  The end goal is gaining clear visibility of the entire supply chain.