Perspective: Traceability in Distribution and Logistics

Perspective: Traceability in Distribution and Logistics

This IDC Manufacturing Insights Perspective takes a look at the role of traceability in the distribution and logistics function of the manufacturing supply chain. Traceability has been a long-standing concern in various industries such as food, pharmaceutical, medical device, and automotive supply chains due to the importance of consumer health and safety. However, the value of traceability today goes beyond enabling product recalls and ensuring compliance and now touches a more broad set of manufacturing industries and provides additional value to the supply chain. In this document, we address the following points:Market drivers impacting the need for more robust traceability in distribution and logisticsTechnology evolution that is enabling traceability in the supply chainBenefits related to traceability in distribution and logistics

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In This Perspective
Globalization and Complex Distribution Networks Drive Traceability Needs
Big Data, IoT, Cloud, and Advanced Analytics Enable Traceability
Value of Traceability in Distribution and Logistics
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