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Track & Trace compliance – FCTC regulation

  • Reliable and secure capability to indicate authentic or counterfeit products.
  • Secure serialization solution aggregation solution.
  • Performant on-line data
    • The Client was multinational tobacco company, with products sold in over 180 countries who had a complex problem since FCTC (Framework Convention on Tobacco Control) had criticised Codentify, arguing that it is not compliant with the ITP (Illicit Trade Prevention) and is an ineffective track and trace mechanism for various reasons like Codentify is inefficient when compared to other solutions that incorporate material-based security features. It does not support the requirement from FCTC regulations, and its codes were easy to copy and falsify. Codentify would not store the codes in a linked database to enable it to function as a track and trace system.

      The INEXTO suite provides the ultimate tools for combating illicit trade as well as a complete range of solutions to enable transparency and increase trust. Thoucentric team engaged with all the stakeholders to understand in detail the complex technology landscape and a thorough infrastructure assessment was carried out in collaboration with the technical architect to procure the hardware required for the T&T solution implementation. Thoucentric engaged with InExto support team to simplify and document the solution, a checklist and pre-requisites were created, as well as a project plan for local IT affiliates. Thoucentric as a Central IT team went further and managed the end-to-end installation and configuration of the InExtor and InExpress applications with Local IT and InExto support, ensuring that each phase was tested before the planned go-live, a Virtual Production Line (VPL) was installed locally to test the QAS infrastructure. Thoucentric was also involved in Go-live as in a detailed cutover checklist was created to ensure that there is less downtime during the migration.

      The successful Track & Trace solution implementation was carried out across many regions which enabled these factories to follow ITP Compliance and internal controls. This solution also formalized tracking and tracing requirements with product coding, master case scanning i.e., ‘no scan no ship’ policy and carton/pack aggregation based on FCTC regulations.

      For the Tobacco Industry, T&T regulations is a clear must win battle in the years to come. One key driver of that global change is the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control [FCTC] which eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products.

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