MES Module Traceability (TRC)

The module Traceability (TRC) enables you to a safe material and process traceability. Your benefit: Fast and clear identification of defective products, targeted optimization of production processes in need of improvement and compliance with legal regulations.

The Most Important Functions at a Glance

  • Collect, combine and store process and material data
  • Transfer serial and batch numbers from the machine controls directly
  • Read in serial and batch numbers via scanner
  • Convenient search and evaluation masks:
    • Product history including forward and backward tracking
    • Process control charts, histograms
    • Process throughput evaluation (first pass yield)
    • Throughput times

Benefits for Your Corporate Success

  • Reliable production thanks to complete traceability
  • Complete overview of the entire value chain
  • Complete documentation of the entire production process
  • Comprehensive evaluation of the recorded and permanently logged data
  • Localizing defective products in case of damage
  • Minimizing recall costs

Quality Assurance Module (QA)


  • Management of test plans
  • Live trigger from MDA/PDA
  • Automatic creation of test orders
  • Digital checklists and forms
  • Binding of peripheral devices
  • Proactive information management
  • Statistical process control (SPC)

Production Planning Module (PP)


  • Master data management
  • Article management
  • Routings and bills of materials
  • Production variants and versions
  • Gantt chart with drag & drop function
  • Scenarios and analyses
Additional Functions
  • Demand handling
  • Digital planning board
  • Preplanning
  • Planning groups
  • Setup rules
  • Personnel availability planning
  • Equipment availability planning
  • Material availability planning
  • Semaphores
  • Joins
  • Semi-automatic planning
  • Fully automatic planning

Traceability Module (TRC)


  • Acquisition of components used
  • Acquisition of process values
  • Assembly management
  • Process locking
  • Serial numbers and batch management
  • Label printing
  • Reports for traceability

Additional Functions

  • Management of production warehouses

Maintenance Module (M)


  • Resource management
  • Maintenance plan management
  • Live trigger from MDA/PDA
  • Automatic creation of maintenance orders
  • Digital forms
  • Proactive information management
  • Personnel deployment and requirements planning
  •  Alerts
  • Request and task management
  • Autonomous maintenance

Machine Data Acquisition Module (MDA)


  • Recording of machine conditions, performance and quality
  • Convenient reporting:
    • differentiation of rejects
    • performance analysis
    • setup time report
    • states reports
  • Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE)
  • Resource Log

Additional Functions

  • KPI Configurator
  • Process data acquisition
  • Process messages
  • Data archiving
  • Setup rules

Production Data Aquisition Module (PDA)


  • Production order management
    • Routings
    • Bill of material
  • Various order types
  • Acquisition of quantities and times
Additional Functions
  • Staff time recording
  • Formula management (DNC/EDS)
  • Document display
  • ERP bookings
  • Automatic order start
  • Equipment data acquisition

Basic Module


  • Audit trail
  • Basic/Master data management
  • User/rights management
  •  Multilingualism
  • Report Designer
  • Template Designer

Additional Functions

  • Test system
  • Alerts
  • OPC UA Server
  • ERP interface
  • Cloud/BI-Connector
  • Online monitoring
  • Machine connection
  • Classifications
  • Mobile Client
  • View Client
  • Office Client 

Fair and Flexible – You Only Buy and Pay for What You Really Need

Our seven modules are complemented by twelve additional functions and many functionalities. This allows you to select the software components you need and you can focus on digitalizing your production step by step. We will be pleased to advise you!

Module Traceability (TRC): In Detail

Get a reliable and complete overview of your entire value chain: With our module Traceability (TRC), you can assess the stability of your production processes at any time thanks to forward/backward tracking, histograms, control charts etc. Comprehensive analyses such as to the first pass yield, general throughput times, processing results, etc. can now be evaluated in detail. All relevant process and material data of the production process are recorded and permanently stored for the respective product identifier. For product and part identification, the FASTEC 4 PRO module Traceability (TRC) can transfer the serial and batch numbers directly from the machine control or read in the data using a bar code scanner. The number generator generates consecutive serial numbers according to the specifications of individual number ranges, which the system generates independently and, for example, prints out as labels. Also have a look at our technical article in “IT & Production: “Using Traceability: A Closer Look at Batches and Components.”

Packing station with MDA, new registration of packing material

Defect positions

Pivot measuring data

Forward Traceability

Narrow down the affected products in the event of product defects on time – even before shipping

Backward Traceability

In the event of product defects, identify the underlying processes, machines, equipment and batches used

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From automotive suppliers to food producerspharmaceutical companies to toy manufacturers, from highly specialized niche suppliers, to ambitious medium-sized companies to large international corporations – more than 400 customers around the globe trust in Software for Production – made in Paderborn. Among them are:

FASTedge SFT15

The 15-inch touch terminal is required for each machine. It has a universal RFID reader and two digital inputs for machine connection as standard.

FASTedge Box

Both the terminals and the machines are connected to the EdgeBox via LAN or WiFi. The cloud connection is made via your network or mobile communications. At least one EdgeBox is required. The system can later be moved to your own server.


Personal users are required to report the collected data. The number of employees involved in data acquisition in your production does not matter.


Each line and machine in your production is licensed individually.

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