As the industry moves from the lot or shipment level to serializing product at the unit level, the transaction processing equivalent is like taking one single step vs. climbing Mount Everest in the same amount of time.
Serialization requires that you generate, process, and store dramatically increased data volumes, which will delay your supply chain operations if solution response times take more than even one second.
The massive size of the database and transaction volume, constrained by the time required by operational processes, calls for a paradigm shift in technology. TraceLink is the only company to address this challenge with a differentiated platform and system architecture.
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Before serialization, shipping a batch of 10,000 units would require four simple transactions: (1) Create the batch, (2) Pick the pallet, (3) Ship the pallet, and (4) Send an ASN. With serialization, you’ll need to process 60,000 transactions for the same batch as you update data that corresponds to every single unit.
TraceLink is live with hundreds of customers and purpose-built to commission, aggregate, process, and ship batches of serial numbers at scale by leveraging:
RDBMS-EPCIS vendors require constant archiving in order to limit the size of the data set and maintain performance.
This approach of purging and archiving is unrealistic when you need serialized data available for processing saleable returns and verifications in real-time. To solve internet-scale problems of data retrieval, a native-cloud architecture is the only scalable way to ensure that serialized transactions are always available in real-time, whether it's business data from last year or last week.
Applications specifically designed to run inside of Amazon Web Services can fully capitalize on the scalability, availability, and elasticity of the Amazon environment, which has surpassed traditional data center limitations around relational technology, disaster recovery, and the flexibility of resources.
In a serialized world, the best way to ensure supply is with a track and trace solution that is always available, massively scalable, and provides top-notch performance, including the ability to read numbers out of its serialization repository in excess of 75,000 a second.