The ability to access “hidden data” is a must for organizations to execute efficient and rapid product recalls, notes SYSPRO USA President Joey Benadretti.
“While the utilization of ‘big data’ helps a company identify trends and chart future courses, the importance for numerous companies to have access to ‘hidden data’ cannot be overstated,” he says.
“One of the underlying principles of basing business decisions on ‘big data’ is that the ability to access the volume, variety, and velocity of data tends to compensate for data errors”
Manufacturers and distributors in a wide variety of industries (i.e. food, aerospace, automotive, pharmaceutical and others) must be able to
connect and correlate relationships, hierarchies and multiple data linkages to facilitate the recall of products that may contain tainted ingredients or faulty parts that could cause harm or even death.
SYSPRO lot traceability and serial tracking data affords extensive and precise visibility up or down the supply chain, as well as providing specific component to parent tracking, thereby providing the means to expedite recalls, should the need arise.
SYSPRO optionally allows specific traceable components to be reserved for specific work-orders, as well as providing the flexibility of specifying the parent traceable numbers at the beginning, during or the end of the manufacturing process.
While the cost of a recall can be devastating on its own, this number excludes the extensive human expense involved in the recalls.
The ability and speed to collect the required data can cut recall time to hours rather than days or weeks and significantly reduce the costs of the recall.
Manufacturers and distributors using SYSPRO also have the option of running a variety of reports that use “hidden data”‘ to provide management with effective decision making tools.
SYSPRO helps many manufacturers and distributors access both ‘big data’ as well as the ‘hidden data’ needed to streamline their supply chains, make effective management decisions and employ extensive ‘backwards and forwards’ component and product traceability for speedy recalls.
For more information on how Phoenix Systems and SYSPRO can help you better manage your hidden data contact us today.