It is in the greatest interests of manufacturing companies to arrange production processes transparently. Knowing what has been produced at what time and under what process conditions is imperative if they are to control their own performance process and provide information to their customers when required.
Normally a production order is placed, through SAP for example, and directed to the production site via the MES. Following manufacture and packaging of the product, the production data is fed back to a warehouse management system and to SAP. The production data is tracked purely at a quantitative level: there is no direct (“physical”) association between the database and the product.
The HERMOS AG Track & Trace application overcomes the lack of physical connection by marking (coding) and reading (vision) of the finished products directly at the plant. Data is exchanged with the database so that the actual product can be tracked physically. Such real physical association results in true product integrity and allows the production data to be tracked at a qualitative level.
Further, HERMOS Track & Trace ensures 100% tracking efficiency. If finished products cannot be read or interpreted by the plant, the system prompts the outward transfer of the products concerned, so that ultimately only 100% tracked goods are transferred to Logistics.
With its Track & Trace application HERMOS offers an efficient and reliable solution which achieves true product integrity and ensures the highest level of production reliability. As a result of our close cooperation with well-known manufacturers of labelling equipment and readers, plant manufacturers and systems integrators, the customer receives a customised tracking solution from a single source.
HERMOS is an international group of companies which operates in the fields of automation and information processing.
HERMOS’ core competencies are automation and integration solutions for machinery and plant in the fields of industry, facilities & buildings, energy, the environment, track & trace and switchgear, for which it develops and implements the best possible solutions. These solutions are based on HERMOS’ own software platform FIS# as well as RFID components developed in-house.