Project i-TRACE Let's get moving - 2020

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Project flyer

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Rail Guideline

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Supplier Workshops
 

Major operators will be presenting at a series of workshops around the country to update suppliers on their Project i-TRACE plans.

Hear updates from your customers and learn about the next steps for implementing GS1 standards.

Workshops will be held in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.

If you are a supplier to the Rail industry, these workshops are highly recommended.

More workshops coming later in 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Business Case
 

Project i-TRACE is a broad business initiative which needs buy-in from a range of internal stakeholders. Business case approval from your executive will ensure sponsorship for the project, providing a high measure of success.

Executive sponsorship is a critical success factor.

The business case will depend on your organisation’s approach, from compliance through to leveraging Project i-TRACE to additional value-add capabilities to your own operations. 

The following videos and case studies show how organisations have benefited from implementing GS1 standards.

Watch video – A message from the industry. Project i-TRACE: Time to get on board

Watch video – GS1 standards in Rail – A Project i-TRACE success story

Watch video – GS1 standards in action – A supply chain success story in the steel industry


Global Case Studies

Read about HFG
Read about ContiTech
Read about Schaeffler Group


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Rail Industry Training

Sessions available here

To support the implementation of Project i-TRACE, we recommend you attend a half day training module to learn more about GS1 standards and how these apply to specific requirements outlined for the Australian Rail Industry. 

The course will cover a range of topics including why the industry is standardising the way parts and assets are identified and marked and, how data capture technologies can improve business across the supply chain.

Discounts apply for companies who are members of the Australasian Railway Association and/or GS1 Australia.

Training is available in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

 

 

 

 

 


 


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Assign numbers
 

The first step in your implementation of Project i-TRACE is to assign a GS1 Identification number to relevant materials, parts, components and assets.

You will create GS1 codes from the range of numbers allocated to you through your GS1 membership. The Australian Rail Guideline will assist you with deciding which type of Identification number is required.

In your own enterprise system, allocate a GS1 code to the master file record for each internal material (or stock) code.

Once GS1 numbers have been assigned, you will need to share them with your trading partners - this will begin to align your master data with your customer's data. Congratulations, you are now “speaking the same language” for material identification! 

If you are unsure how to allocate GS1 codes, do not hesitate to contact us for assistance. We also recommend you attend a half day training session to ensure accuracy and compliance to the standards.

These web links may also help:

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Global Trade Item Number (GTIN)
Global Individual Asset Identifier (GIAI)
Global Location Number (GLN)
Serial Shipping Container Code (SSCC)

Identification and marking support tools
Object Identification Wizard
Direct Marking Wizard
GTIN Management Wizard 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Data
 

An important part of Project i-TRACE is for companies to share data both internally and externally with trading partners. Implementing GS1 standards will improve the overall quality of data in the Rail industry through structured and standardised formats.

Having a standard way of interpreting key data elements will improve the accuracy of information flow through the value chain. Project i-TRACE has outlined minimum data requirements for the Rail industry. These can be found in Section 3 of the Australian Rail Guideline

An infographic has been developed to provide a high-level snapshot of key data elements.

Project i-TRACE Infographic

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Barcodes & RFID
 

Choosing the correct data carrier is critical to compliance and the implementation of Project i-TRACE and GS1 standards.

Having assigned GS1 codes and associated data elements to materials, the next phase of implementation is to physically mark and/or tag your objects so that they can be electronically scanned.

The Australian Rail Guideline will provide direction for the appropriate barcode types and/or RFID tags.

Some discussion with your customers may be wise to ensure that your products can be scanned at any point in the value chain. For example, a paper label might be adequate in some environments but not in others – thought needs to be given to the full lifecycle of your product.

Data Carriers

GS1-128

GS1 DataMatrix

RFID


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Marking
 

Having decided which data carrier to use (barcodes and/or RFID tags), you will need to now consider how you will physically apply the barcode/tag to your materials.

A selection of technologies is available and your choice will depend on various factors such as type of product, allowable space, operational environment, longevity of the object etc. 

A network of Solution Providers proficient in the application of GS1 standards and the requirements of the Rail sector can help with implementation.

These Solution Providers have comprehensive knowledge of GS1 standards and have been briefed on Project i-TRACE requirements. Many also have extra tools and resources to help improve your supply chain.

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Barcode Check
 

To mitigate errors and protect your investment in barcoding technology, we strongly recommended that you check your barcode is compliant to GS1 standards.

Before rolling out your implementation, it is wise to obtain a barcode check; this will provide confidence that your roll out is error free and compliant.

A simple check at the beginning will avoid costly re-labelling in the event of undetected non-compliance.  

Our Barcode Check service is an ISO quality assurance process that ensures your barcode scans first time, every time, throughout the Rail value chain.

Find out more about Barcode Integrity

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