Do you have a need to keep track of the components that have been installed in your product and a little guidance as to what is supposed to be installed?
Or maybe a complete accounting of all implants used during an operating room procedure?
These are both examples of what the industry calls Traceability. Versona Systems has been providing traceability solutions to its clients for well over 10 years.
Why are traceability solutions important? Let’s spotlight the two examples above and examine this question.
1. Let’s say the product in question is an automobile. The primary driver for implementing traceability systems in the automotive industry is to help minimize the costs associated with warranty claims, and specifically with massive and expensive recalls that invariably create unwanted public attention. By having complete traceability, by serial number, of each major component installed in a vehicle (i.e. – engine, tires, air bags, etc.) the manufacturer can eliminate the guesswork in identifying those vehicles that require attention to quality and/or safety issues. Personalized letters can now be sent to the owners of these specific vehicles with instructions for resolution. Versona’s custom traceability solution helped this automotive manufacturer to dramatically decrease the costs associated with vehicle recalls while simultaneously increasing customer satisfaction by helping the manufacturing process to build a higher quality vehicle.
2. Now let’s examine the operating room procedure. The motivation for the use of traceability systems in this environment is primarily to improve patient safety by guaranteeing 100% traceability of, in this case, the medical implants used to treat patients. Secondarily to provide both the hospital and the medical device manufacturer with better audit controls of the implants used during this procedure. The custom traceability solution that Versona created has successfully addressed these needs with a “simple to use” system combining automated identification and data collection (AIDC), database, and cloud technologies. This multilingual traceability system has been deployed to hospitals throughout the world.
For both of these solutions, Versona Systems has provided help desk support services 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for the last several years.
If your business has traceability requirements, either internally driven or via government mandates, and you’re looking for an experienced partner to provide assistance to your staff or if your preference is to find a vendor that can implement a “turn-key” traceability solution for you, Versona Systems has the technology experts and more than a decade of industry experience.
If you’d like to know more about Versona Systems capabilities in traceability, please contact 713-654-8200 or Sales@VersonaSystems.com.