Track & Trace begins with marking each individual item, carton (or assimilating package) and pallet with a unique code. A relationship between each item, package and pallet is established, generally referred to as a parent-child relationship. The items, packaging and pallet are usually identified with a 2D code or with RFID technology. The purpose of doing so would be to track the individual item from manufacture to final receipt by the consumer.
Pagemark Africa offers manufacturers a complete solution to track & trace their products as well as can provide an authentication technology in the same process. The authentication technology is based on the secure PeltaTM code which is encrypted in a proprietary format and cannot be recreated by counterfeiters or fraudsters. This technology is supported by a platform that when scanned with a smartphone, the geolocation of the scan will be recorded, and relevant authorities and/or brand owners will be informed of suspicious activities relating to their products for further investigation.
This is done as a result of establishing supply chain history of each item, as well as providing an authentication solution for brand owners, consumers, and law enforcement.
The secure PeltaTM code can easily be added to most existing 2D code technology.
The track & trace solution can easily be customised and integrated into any existing variable printing workflow regardless of the complexity or number of systems used.
The PeltaTM server can be used in the planning and management of global recall programmes.
The secure code can be authenticated by anyone, at any time in the supply chain.
The Pelta™ Server can provide geo-tracking data aggregation for global product tracking and provide customized alerts of suspicious or fraudulent activity
Consumers are even able to verify the authenticity of products before purchasing.