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Benefits of lot number tracking

Tracking lot numbers is a crucial practice in various industries, ranging from manufacturing and pharmaceuticals to food production and logistics. Lot numbers, also known as batch numbers, refer to unique identifiers assigned to a specific group of products that were manufactured or processed together. These numbers play a significant role in enhancing traceability, quality control, and overall operational efficiency. Here are some of the key benefits of tracking lot numbers:

  1. Traceability and Recall Management: Lot numbers enable efficient tracking of products throughout their entire lifecycle – from raw materials to manufacturing, distribution, and end-user consumption. In the event of a product recall due to safety concerns or quality issues, lot numbers enable companies to precisely identify and isolate affected batches, minimizing the impact on consumers and the brand's reputation.
  2. Quality Control and Compliance: By assigning lot numbers, companies can closely monitor the manufacturing process and the materials used for each batch. This helps ensure that products meet specified quality standards and comply with industry regulations. If a quality issue arises, the affected lot can be quickly identified and corrective actions can be taken.
  3. Efficient Inventory Management: Lot numbers play a pivotal role in inventory management. They allow businesses to keep track of the quantities, locations, and shelf life of each batch. This information helps prevent stockpile build-up, reduce waste, and manage inventory levels effectively. For perishable goods, lot numbers aid in implementing the "first in, first out" (FIFO) method to ensure that older products are used or sold before newer ones.
  4. Supply Chain Transparency: Tracking lot numbers enhances transparency across the supply chain. Suppliers, manufacturers, distributors, and retailers can easily exchange information about the origin, handling, and movement of specific lots. This transparency fosters accountability and helps build trust between partners in the supply chain.
  5. Root Cause Analysis: In the event of quality issues or defects, tracking lot numbers facilitates root cause analysis. By pinpointing the specific lot where the problem originated, companies can investigate and identify the factors that contributed to the issue. This information aids in preventing similar problems in the future.
  6. Customer Satisfaction: Lot number tracking indirectly contributes to customer satisfaction. In cases where a customer experiences a problem with a product, companies can efficiently address the issue by referencing the lot number and taking appropriate actions. This demonstrates a commitment to quality and customer well-being.
  7. Regulatory Compliance: Many industries are subject to strict regulations, particularly those involving safety and health, such as pharmaceuticals and food production. Lot number tracking assists in complying with regulatory requirements by ensuring the accurate labeling, handling, and documentation of products.
  8. Litigation and Liability Management: In cases of disputes, liability claims, or legal proceedings, tracking lot numbers can provide critical evidence to support or defend claims. Accurate documentation of the production and distribution process helps companies establish a timeline of events.

In conclusion, the practice of tracking lot numbers yields numerous benefits across industries. From ensuring product quality and regulatory compliance to enhancing supply chain transparency and customer satisfaction, lot number tracking is an essential tool for maintaining operational excellence and safeguarding consumer interests.

Lot coding with TIJ printers is an essential tool for manufacturers looking to enhance product traceability, quality assurance, and compliance with regulatory standards. These advanced printing technologies offer efficiency, speed, and reliability, enabling businesses to streamline their production processes while ensuring consumer safety and confidence. Embracing lot coding with TIJ printers is a strategic investment that can lead to improved customer satisfaction, reduced operational risks, and sustained business growth.

Stationary lot coding machines (lot number printers)

Lot coding machine

Even for large production volumes and for integration into existing production lines, we offer the NasaJet® NJ-2000, a professional yet economical lot coding machine and system. The separate control and print units of the NasaJet® NJ-2000 allow a quick and easy installation into existing productions with a maximum print speed of up to 60m per minute. The print units can be flexibly positioned to allow simultaneous printing of different pages at the same time.

The control unit allows the creation of even complex print templates directly via the built-in touch screen. The output of expiry dates, serial numbers or barcodes is thus fully automated. And the labelling costs remain economical.

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our NasaJet® systems or to demonstrate the NasaJet® to you personally.

Advantages TIJ labelling

  •   Razor-sharp print image
  •   High print speeds
  •   Low printing costs
  •   Low noise level
  •   Practically maintenance-free
  •   Multiple print formats (text, date, counter, barcodes, QR codes, graphics,...)
  •   Suitable for almost any substrate due to different inks (paper, plastic, metal, textiles, rubber, wood,...)

    Possible substrates for marking

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NasaJet® NJ-100


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

Handheld printer NJ-100

Handheld printer

NasaJet® NJ-200


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

Handheld printer NJ-200

Handheld printer

NasaJet® NJ-500


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

Handheld printer NJ-500

Handheld printer

NasaJet® NJ-1000


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

Industrial marking system NJ-1000

Inkjet marking

NasaJet® NJ-2000


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

Industrial marking system NJ-2000

Inkjet marking

NasaJet® NJ-5000


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

NJ5000 Large character printer

Large character printer

NasaJet® NJ-11


incl. 19% VAT (Germany)

NJ11 Mini-Drucker

Mini handheld printer

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