Project i-TRACE - driving digitalisation of the Rail supply chain

Project i-TRACE, an industry initiative, lays the foundations towards digitalisation and improved supply chain management both locally and globally. The use of Global Data Standards provides a common language for all, supporting interoperability and visibility across rail operations.

A joint initiative with the ARA (Australasian Railway Association),
Project i-TRACE is a key action of the Rail Supply Chain Blueprint
, supporting the expansion of Project i-TRACE to ensure a standardised approach for data capture, labelling, and electronic exchange to improve traceability of procured components to reduce costs and improve safety and reliability for asset management.

Project i-TRACE implementation packs


A range of resources have been developed to help organisations implement
i-TRACE fundamentals:

       i.     Unique identification
       ii.    Marking with barcoding and/or RFID tagging
       iii.   Preparing, sharing and maintaining Material Master Data

Participating organisations will meet global data standards and support the growing use of automation across operators. Select the relevant resource channel for your organisation:-

Small/Medium Supplier Operator/Maintainer 
Large/Global Supplier Solution Providers

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Tools & resources

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Project i-TRACE Executive Summary

Project i-TRACE Implementation Road Map

Rail Industry Guideline

Project i-TRACE overview

GS1 Insight App

GS1 Insight App

GS1 Insight App

Use this app to scan and extract the data encoded within GS1 barcodes.

Schaeffler case studies

Schaeffler case studies

How the GS1 DataMatrix can be laser marked on a bearing at production and used throughout its lifecycle.

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i-TRACE training

i-TRACE training

Supporting your i-TRACE implementation journey with several training offerings​

Project i-TRACE solution providers

Project i-TRACE solution providers

Ensuring your solutions can support standards.

Call to Actions​

Keep up to date with
Project i-TRACE requirements and updates via the ARA and rail operators

ARA Project i-TRACE NPC Media Release

Joint Communique from ARA and GS1 Australia

Training & events

31 Jan
How to use Recall

Recall • Online • Currently using • Not currently using

31 Jan
Discover GS1 Recall Health

Recall Health • Online • Currently using • Not currently using

01 Feb
How to Use NLR

Non-Healthcare • National Location Registry • Online

Global Case Studies

Learn about how companies are implementing GS1 standards in the global market and seeing tangible business benefits: 

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Read about MBDA Germany