Batch tracking, also known as lot tacking, involves the tracking of products that were all made together using the same materials. These products are said to have been part of the same ‘batch’.
For instance, a batch of ice cream would have been made at the same time, using the same ingredients, packaged together, and shipped out.
Using batch tracking on that hypothetical batch of ice cream enables you to track the ice cream from the production stage, all the way to the retail stage.
However, that’s not the only benefit of batch tracking. So, let’s take a look at what batch tracking can do for you and your store.
Easy Expiry Tracking
Using batch tracking on perishable products made in the same batch (which would have the same expiry date) allows you or your staff to easily keep an eye out on the state of the product.
This is easily the biggest benefit for any retailer. Knowing which products are close to expiry and when can give you the opportunity to offload them at a discount. Additionally, it can help you remove spoiled product from the shelves, so as to not cause harm to public health.
Batch tracking lets you maintain stronger quality control within your store (or stores) and can ensure that you don’t suffer a loss from holding onto expired or expiring products.
Easy Product Recall
No one wants to see it but sometimes, products need to be recalled. Whether it is due to a manufacturing defect or an issue that arose during transport, some products are not meant for public consumption due to potentially harmful effects they may cause.
Batch tracking can be extremely useful during such a time. Knowing which batch has the defective product means it can be easy and cost-effective to mass recall that particular batch without affecting other customers who purchased other batches of the same product.
Whether you sell cars, food, or any other type of product that is compatible with batch tracking, you will surely benefit from the ability to easily recall your products if the need arises.
Easy Supplier Management
Batch tracking also lets you manage your suppliers better. By being able to keep track of entire batches of goods or products, you can slowly over time get to know which suppliers provide you with the most quality product at the best price.
Additionally, the insight batch tracking provides into the different parts of the distribution chain will enable you to keep an eye on the overall quality of the products you sell. This information is very useful when deciding which suppliers to work with and which suppliers to avoid.
Batch tracking is a very useful tool to have in your arsenal when dealing with different types of goods. These can include food items, medicines, batteries, toys, fabrics, and many more.
The ability to keep track of an entire batch of products from the raw material stage to the selling stage (and sometimes beyond) a very powerful one. That is the reason why Ewity ensures that all of our users have access to batch tracking.
Ewity is an easy-to-use POS system that can easily be tailored to your specific needs. It offers a plethora of features that can help take your store to the next level. And of course, this includes easy and intuitive batch tracking options.
If you are interested in learning more, why not come over to our website and see what we have to offer and how we can help you get the most out of your business!