Traceability of pharmaceuticals

Traceability is the ability to track forward the movement through specified stage(s) of the extended supply chain and trace backward the history, application or location of pharmaceutical products.
External traceability takes place when instances of a traceable item are physically handed over from one traceability partner (traceable item source) to another traceability partner (traceable item recipient).
Internal traceability takes place when a traceability partner receives one or several instances of traceable items as inputs that are subjected to internal processes, before one or several instances of traceable items are output.

Last update: 30 June 2023

Source: GS1 Standard Documents, updated by PPRI