Australia’s product safety laws are poor in comparison to some other developed nations around the world, and unfortunately this means that there are 6.6 million unsafe products currently under voluntary recall that have been allowed to remain in Australian homes according the ACCC. There are around 780 deaths and around 52,000 injuries annually in Australia … Continue reading Australian consumers need better product safety laws
The impact of recalls within the automotive parts sector are far-reaching and not only do they affect the manufacturer themselves, but there is an impact on the automotive brands that use them too. From drops in sales, to reputational damage and not to mention customer safety, it has become vital to track and trace an … Continue reading Do not let an unchecked fault drive off with your credibility
By Paulo de Matos, SYSPRO Chief Product Officer According to the Australian Food Safety Information Council, there are an estimated 5,400,000 cases of food poisoning in Australia every year and 120 deaths. 1.2 million people need to visit their doctor, with 300,000 prescriptions for antibiotics provided and 2.1 million days of work lost each year. … Continue reading Food and beverage traceability should not be taken with a pinch of salt
Faced with ageing coding equipment, Yalumba Winery turned to insignia to provide a solution that would protect the traceability of their product. Find out more. Yalumba Winery, Australia’s most historic family-owned winery, has been producing wine for five generations in the heart of the Barossa Valley. Since 1849, Yalumba’s focus has been on ensuring the … Continue reading insignia helps Yalumba Winery improve traceability with Domino coding solution
Taking account of the whole of an industrial process’s environmental impact is the focus of the Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory (IELab). As more businesses seek to account for their carbon footprint, tracing inputs that come from outside the individual factory is becoming more important. Tommy Wiedmann, from UNSW’s School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is … Continue reading UNSW’s IELab helps manufacturers improve environmental footprint
Accurate labelling can be the difference between an efficient supply chain or ending up with spilt milk. One company found this out the hard way when staff forgot to change the product labels on the production line when they started processing a different size of their core product. This oversight resulted in mislabelled bottles that … Continue reading Traceability solutions minimise loss of profit
In manufacturing traceability is no longer a “nice to have”, it’s become compulsory. The request for transparency and accountability is not just a change demanded from industry regulators but is being heavily driven by consumers and the media. Although, this responsibility goes outside the production line and manufacturers are having to respect their part in … Continue reading How important is traceability for manufacturers?
NISS technologies, maker of next generation secured optical code technologies, officially opened its new Research and Development Centre in Sydney last week.
FOBA’s new Holistic Enhanced Laser Process is designed to overcome the marking and traceability challenges faced by medical device manufacturers.
Carsten Pedersen, Senior Executive at UXC Eclipse explains the importance for process manufacturers to use technology to achieve efficiency and success.