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Technology Serial number
 
Protection strategy Product identification
Type Traceability technology
System Code (Human readable code)
Medium Packaging
Authentication/Identificaton Identification
Traceability Yes
Cost Price on request
Required equipment Database
Vertification level Pharmacist;
Authorities
N.B.
Description A unique serial number composed of numbers and letters allowing the object to be identified, the identification can be at different level: production level (batch number), unit level etc..
 
Strengths Human readable;
Can be implemented in a database by hand;
The serial can be subdivided in several part each describing different attributes of the product (e.g. batch number, labeler, country of origin etc..);
Not as fast as other tracking system;
Low cost;
 
Limitations Need to be connected with a database for identification;
With the increasing number of item the serial can quickly get long and complex;
 
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