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Lot tracking and tracing

From: bhaugen <linkage@interaccess.com>
Date: Thu, 06 Mar 2003 12:46:35 -0600
To: www-ws-arch@w3.org
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This is just an idea, not a fully-developed use case.

Lot tracking and tracing means following the 
"gozinta" relationships between the ingredients
and components of manufactured goods,
especially food and drugs.

For example, where was this tainted medicine
or food manufactured?

Or, once we find the source of contamination,
where else did contaminated products go?

The US FDA publishes standards for keeping
information on lots of everything at every stage
of manufacturing and distribution.

I assume other national regulatory agencies do likewise.

EAN.UCC, the Uniforn Code Council, establishes
global identities for almost every product used
in retail and often in manufacturing.

So in some form or other, the information is available.

So the use case is to use the Web to navigate 
these relationships from store shelf to raw materials
and back.

What would be the best architecture?

Any interest?

-Bob Haugen
Received on Thursday, 6 March 2003 13:47:19 GMT

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