Connecting the Dots: What is Driving Traceability Solutions Investment?

by Shahroze Husain, with Richa Gupta, and David Krebs, May 2016

What questions are addressed?

  • How are track-and-trace systems being used today to support end users' traceability initiatives? 
  • What market verticals and applications present the greatest opportunities?
  • What are the key considerations for channel success in this market?
  • What are the key regulations, initiatives, and drivers influencing the adoption of systems today?
  • What are the constraints and challenges to end users' traceability investments?

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1: Number of Recalls issued in 2014 and 2015
  • Exhibit 2: Primary Causes of Manufacturers’ Product Recalls
  • Exhibit 3: Recall-related expenses incurred by manufacturers in the past 12 months
  • Exhibit 4: Primary factors impacted by an inability to trace items through the supply chain
  • Exhibit 5: Percentage of manufacturers sharing information/a central database with members (suppliers & distributors) of the supply chain for asset/item track-and-trace
  • Exhibit 6: Manufacturers' ability to track items/assets forward and backward using track-and-trace solutions
  • Exhibit 7: Traceability System Adoption by Technology
  • Exhibit 8: RFID-based Traceability System Adoption by Industry
  • Exhibit 9: Vendor Selection Criteria
  • Exhibit 10: Top 3 Track & Trace Hardware Investments, Drivers, Barriers, Challenges, Applications by Industry – Food & Beverage
  • Exhibit 11: F&B manufacturers' ability to track items/assets forward and backward using track-and-trace solutions
  • Exhibit 12: Top 3 Track & Trace Hardware Investments, Drivers, Barriers, Challenges, Applications by Industry - Pharmaceuticals
  • Exhibit 13: Top 3 Track & Trace Hardware Investments, Drivers, Barriers, Challenges, Applications by Industry - Automotive

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