Product Traceability in the Warehouse

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How much inventory do we have on hand? Where is it? Where did it come from? Where is it going? Just a few questions a warehouse manager is constantly asking and wants the answers at their fingertips so they can make the right decisions before the cycle repeats.

The AFS Warehouse Management System (WMS) platform offers a solution with multiple voice picking enhancements, complete Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI) functionality and includes integration with GS1 to provide single scan traceability.

Being a long-time technology partner on both the PTI Steering Committee and GS1 Standards committee, AFS is proud to be at the forefront of the produce traceability movement. That’s why its latest WMS release was strategically developed to align with evolving industry standards and requirements. As a result, distributors can rely on a single WMS tool to gain better visibility into food traceability, automate data throughout the warehouse with a single scan, and ensure PTI compliance both now and in the future.


The AFS WMS handles PTI and Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) compliance right out-of-the-box for 3PL companies and distributors,” says Mark Miller, Vice President of Supply Chain at AFS.  “Companies will have the ability to scan a GS1 label once, extract multiple data elements including GTIN, lot and quantity and automatically parse all of the embedded data into the AFS WMS solution. This single scan functionality results in 99 percent plus accurate data and reduces scans by 300 percent, adding value throughout the supply chain as well as downstream for the customer.”

Our PTI functionality adds even more capabilities and benefits to distributors, including PTI voice pick codes and compliant hybrid pallet labels. The software also enables organizations to track inventory expiration dates and eliminate physical errors to improve accuracy and order fulfillment. As more retailers enforce PTI compliance, the AFS WMS release equips distributors with the tools needed to reduce the risk of rejected shipments.



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