THE REPOSITRAK

TRACEABILITY NETWORK

The FDA Traceability Mandate, FSMA Rule 204, is Coming
Billions of Data Sets Required to Flow Between Trading Partners

The Retailer/Wholesaler Challenge

For thousands of FTL products, with every shipment, you will receive a set of unique Key Data Elements (KDEs), including lot code data. You will then have to create your own Receiving KDEs by extracting data from whatever format or documents your suppliers send it in and link it with your receiving data.

In other words, you will need to sort through a massive, never-ending stream of supplier data and documents to extract the data you need. In some cases, suppliers could include lot code data on an electronic BOL in the 3rd column, second row; and for others, it could come in a csv file. After the data is extracted, it must be linked by lot code to your own receiving data, and at that point, you have created the required KDEs for compliance with FSMA Rule 204.

And lastly, all data and documents need to be organized and stored so that it’s ready for the FDA within 24 hours. And, not just ready, but put into “a sortable” spreadsheet for them.

How will you do all of that?

We can help.
We will collect the data from your suppliers and maintain it; we will create the KDEs for you by combining your existing receiving documents and the KDE records from each shipment. And lastly, we will produce the sortable spreadsheets as needed. And we will do all of that for at NO cost to you. Seriously.

The Supplier Challenge

For Every FTL Item, Every Shipment, to Every Customer DC… You will have to CREATE and FORWARD a new Shipping KDE record.

You could put your shipping KDE record on a BOL, ASN, etc. but where in the document do you put it? What if Customer A wants it in the upper right corner, Customer B in cell A2, Customer C on the left column after Date or Quantity?

Once you ship an FTL item, your customers may be able to receive your BOL or ASN, but will they have a method of extracting the KDE? Will they have an employee manually looking for the KDE? Could their system automatically find the KDE in the BOL or ASN?

With hundreds or thousands of suppliers shipping FTL items daily, your retail and wholesale customers can’t accept data in ”just any format”. They will have to mandate uniformity of some sort to be able to comply with FSMA Rule 204.

What will you do if each customer wants data formatted and sent in a different way?

We can help.
The ReposiTrak Traceability Network will take data from existing documents and forward it to your customers the way they want it, automatically. Manually entered or via secure data transfers, we make it simple and extraordinarily affordable to comply with the FSMA Rule 204 requirements and keep your customers happy.

Is Your Supply Chain Ready?

The proposed FDA Food Traceability regulation, FSMA Rule 204, will impact thousands of products and will require KDEs to be produced at each CTE (Critical Tracking Event), stored, and forwarded to customers and, if requested, be submitted to the FDA in a sortable electronic spreadsheets within 24 hours.

The ReposiTrak Traceability Network makes it easy to receive, store, and forward KDEs to multiple trading partners with no change to your current processes, systems, and labor.

Big Challenges Require a Proven Solution

  • Traceability requires supply chain data management for the location and transformation of products moving through the chain. It requires the identification of product movement and change of ownership; traditionally, supply chain management challenges.

  • Traceability poses a network-scale challenge since products and their parts do not move in a simple, one-to-one manner. Instead, the connections between product handlers and their facilities are complex, many-to-many by nature, and require enormous network scale and proven capability.

Managing complex product/shipment data between trading partners for decades, ReposiTrak is the world’s largest supply chain traceability collaboration network.

Financially Strong

Highly Scaled

  • Inventors of Scan-Based Trading, World’s Largest SBT Network

  • The only central platform where millions of data points are exchanged daily

  • 67,000 Registered Users

  • 300,000 supply chain sites connected

  • 55 million store/sku perpetual inventory items managed

  • 9 million store/sku daily forecasts and orders

  • SOC1 and SOC2 certified. Banking-industry-level security.

  • Endorsed by FMI, ROFDA, GMDC for compliance management

RETAILERS

Under FSMA Rule 204, you have a tidal wave of lot code data headed your way.
How will you manage potentially millions of data sets sent in various formats?

Simple!

  • Connect your supply chain to the ReposiTrak Traceability Network and receive Key Data Elements (KDEs) in the format you want.

  • Most of your suppliers are likely already using the network for Compliance Management. It is easy for them to activate traceability with us.

  • Join and activate traceability at NO cost to you and your suppliers pay only $179 a month for immediate access to all their in-network connections, including you. Unlimited use, no matter how many products or how much they ship.

NO NO

Impact on lead times, COGS, retail prices or margins

Need for labels, scans, or segregated inventory in your DCs and back-rooms

Time wasted on complex implementation

The ReposiTrak Traceability Network:

  • Was formed under auspices of the FTLC (Food Traceability Leadership Consortium), a group of leading wholesale and retail leaders who came together in March 2021 to outline a set of universal principles applicable to any food traceability solution.
  • Utilizes data your DCs and back rooms already capture from existing supply chain documents to stitch together each product’s electronic pedigree, with no additional work for you.
  • Captures your scan data and stores it safely if you require labeling and scanning.
  • Monitors for missing data and breaks in the chain and alerts you before a supply chain or compliance event happens.
  • Provides unmatched visibility to historical data and trends that create supply chain resilience: compliant DCs, compliant stores, compliant products.

ReposiTrak is the only fully-developed, fully-deployed food supply chain platform with tens of thousands of users and more than 300,000 facilities connections.

That’s why we’re able to provide you a NO cost, comprehensive solution for FSMA Rule 204. For less than a few dollars a day per facility, your suppliers activate traceability with the ReposiTrak Traceability Network for unlimited use of the system and all their in-network customers, not just you.

WHOLESALERS

Under FSMA Rule 204, you have a tidal wave of lot code data headed your way.
How will you manage potentially millions of data sets sent in various formats?

Simple!

  • Connect your supply chain to the ReposiTrak Traceability Network and receive Key Data Elements (KDEs) in the format you want.

  • Most of your suppliers are likely already using the network for Compliance Management. It is easy for them to activate traceability with us.

  • Join and activate traceability at NO cost to you and your suppliers pay only $179 a month for immediate access to all their in-network connections, including you. Unlimited use, no matter how many products or how much they ship.

NO NO

Impact on lead times, COGS or margins

Need for labels, scans, or segregated inventory in your DCs

Time wasted on complex implementations for you, your customers, and your suppliers

The ReposiTrak Traceability Network:

  • Was formed under auspices of the FTLC (Food Traceability Leadership Consortium), a group of leading wholesale and retail leaders  who came together in March 2021 to outline a set of universal principles applicable to any food traceability solution.
  • Utilizes data your DCs already capture from existing supply chain documents to stitch together each product’s electronic pedigree, with no additional work for you.
  • Captures your scan data and stores it safely if you require labeling and scanning.
  • Monitors for missing data and breaks in the chain and alerts you before a supply chain or compliance event happens.
  • Provides unmatched visibility to historical data and trends that create supply chain resilience: compliant DCs, compliant suppliers, compliant products.

ReposiTrak is the only fully-developed, fully-deployed food supply chain platform with tens of thousands of users and more than 300,000 facilities connections.

That’s why we’re able to provide you a NO cost, comprehensive solution for FSMA Rule 204. For less than a few dollars a day per facility, your suppliers activate traceability with the ReposiTrak Traceability Network for unlimited use of the system and all their in-network customers, not just you.

SUPPLIERS

If you have more than one customer requiring KDEs from your shipments, what do you do if they all want it sent in a different format?

Simple!

  • The ReposiTrak Traceability Network acts as a central repository and universal data exchange. It takes Key Data Elements (KDEs) in any format and forwards them to your customers in their preferred format.

  • Your data can be entered manually, or we make things easy with an automated secure data exchange.

  • You may already be sharing documents in the Compliance network. Implementation is easy.

  • You activate traceability for only $179 a month. That’s right, it is that affordable. You get immediate access to all in-network connections. Unlimited use, no matter how many products or how much you ship.

NO NO

Hassle with multiple customer data formats. Manage data your way and we forward it your customer’s way

Impact on lead times and extraordinarily low cost to you

Time wasted on complex implementation

The ReposiTrak Traceability Network:

  • Was formed under auspices of the FTLC (Food Traceability Leadership Consortium), a group of leading wholesale and retail leaders who came together in March 2021 to outline a set of universal principles applicable to any food traceability solution.
  • Utilizes data your plants and DCs already capture from existing supply chain documents to stitch together each product’s electronic pedigree, with no additional work for you.
  • Captures your scan data and stores it safely if you require labeling and scanning.
  • Monitors for missing data and breaks in the chain and alerts you before a supply chain or compliance event happens.
  • Provides unmatched visibility to historical data and trends that create supply chain resilience: compliant plants, compliant DCs, compliant products.

ReposiTrak is the only fully-developed, fully-deployed food supply chain platform with tens of thousands of users and more than 300,000 facilities connections.

And that is why we can offer you an extraordinarily low cost and easy to adopt solution for your food traceability needs. Seriously, for less than a few dollars a day per facility, you can connect to the ReposiTrak Traceability Network for unlimited use of the system, no matter how many in-network customers or products you have, or how much you ship.