Produce Traceability Initiative
Denver-based Junction Solutions and RedLine Solutions, Santa Clara, Calif., partnered together to develop the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), a field-to-fork enterprise solution designed to eliminate the manual link between field labeling and a company’s mainline ERP solution.
PTI is an industry initiative requiring every case of packed produce to display a label with a lot number and Global Trade Identification Number (GTIN) in both barcode and human-readable formats. As part of the partnership, an interface integrates Junction Solutions’ JunctionFB with RedLine Field.
JunctionFB is an enterprise solution specifically designed for the food and beverage industry with functionality that includes grower accounting, lot trace, scheduling, inventory management, trade promotion management and direct-store delivery. JunctionFB can provide field-to-fork traceability by tracking a lot, forward and backward in time, from the time of harvest through the entire supply chain and all the way to the store shelf in minutes. JunctionFB’s integration with RedLine Field is expected to be available to customers by mid next year.
RedLine Field is a complete solution that enables grower shippers to meet traceability labeling requirements for field-packed items. The system generates case and bin barcode labels for field and shed packed items, maintains traceability information and feeds the information into the ERP or grower accounting system. RedLine Field uses barcode technology to print and capture GTIN and lot data at the time of harvest and maintains this information throughout that item’s manufacturing and supply chain lifecycle.
Junction Solutions, Inc.