What is traceability

What does “traceability” actually mean?

Should a product quality problem arise, the product manufacturer must immediately take effective action to correct the problem.
A response from the manufacturer that is too slow or inadequate creates a feeling of suspicion among customers or business partners. This can even go so far that it jeopardizes the continued existence of the company.
Also, with the introduction of consumer protection laws, the number of companies having to recall their products due to problems has increased each year.

The use of traceability has long been dynamic in the automotive industry. It is usually used to avoid recalls, to minimize damage, to expand / improve the associated management challenge, and to ensure quality management. However, it is difficult to individually check the data from production to disposal for tens of thousands of components and to comply with the changing laws and guidelines over time. In addition, globalization is advancing rapidly, while the cost and deadline competition has intensified in recent years, which is why the importance of traceability continues to grow. There is an urgent need to build a history management system from a global perspective that can be deployed both inside and outside the production facilities. You can find detailed information under the heading Automotive in the section on standards, laws and guidelines on traceability.

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