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Digital Supply Chain Traceability Spring ‘24 release

Avery Dennison is introducing powerful new features to its connected product cloud that will help reduce handling errors across the supply chain, create significant operational efficiency, and eliminate chargebacks.

The new features, part of the Spring ‘24 release, will help factories and brands achieve unparalleled shipping accuracy and timely, transparent order fulfillment while increasing efficiency in factory processes. It will provide brands with accurate traceability data that will also help them prepare for Digital Product Passports (DPPs) and other use cases by ensuring all items are correctly tagged at source and accurately shipped to the distribution centers (DCs).

The new features include:

  • Factory Dashboard for Scan & Pack enables factories to ship accurate stock confidently and cut down on chargebacks – a new consolidated view of the Scan & Pack solution that allows factories to validate the content of packed cartons against the packing plan to ensure packing accuracy. By providing real-time visibility of purchase order status and completion, the dashboard feature helps factories deliver accurate shipments that lead to accurate inventory in the downstream supply chain, minimizing the risk of chargebacks.

  • Supply Chain Map enables organizations to visualize their entire supply chain – this harnesses the power of the connected product cloud to visualize all the events recorded throughout the supply chain in an interactive, concise, and easy to understand way. By easily seeing how goods have traveled through the supply chain, organizations can pinpoint errors and inefficiencies.

  • GS1 compliant logistic labels can now be generated directly through – GS1 labels provide a common language that allows businesses to identify, capture, and share information the same way worldwide. generated labels can be applied to shipping units to uniquely identify the exact unit carton or pallet to provide all relevant information needed to identify the unit and the goods it carries by all actors in the logistics chain. In parallel, forwards the shipment information digitally to the receiver in a standardized ASN (advanced shipping notice) message. This makes it easier to capture the event data necessary for traceability use cases.

“The idea is to fix as many issues at source as possible to improve operational efficiency further downstream”, explains Michael Goller, senior global director for at Avery Dennison. “Managing 30+ billion items has given us unparalleled insights across the different nodes in the supply chain. As products flow through the supply chain, inaccuracies and errors accumulate, triggering significantly more expensive handling further downstream. For example, a significant number of products reaching Distribution Centers show issues in terms of tagging/labeling or completeness. Fixing these issues before they leave the factory can save up to 3x more time further up the supply chain. But it's more than just time. Incorrect information can give organizations false item-level data and impact decision making. It can leave retailers short of the stock they need and be a barrier when adopting Digital Product Passports. There’s an overwhelming case for resolving any issues as quickly as possible.”

Other notable features of the Spring ‘24 release include; a replenishment report that calculates the replenishment needs of every sales floor location based on the target and available quantity; and an inventory reconciliation report that compares the stock and points out products that should not be in your inventory as well as the ones that are missing from it.

Read the Spring ‘24 release notes to learn more about all the new features.


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