Traceability is the ability to track a product or item throughout its entire supply chain, from its origin to the end consumer. Traceability enhances product safety and consumer trust by enabling companies to identify contamination or defect sources, perform targeted interventions and efficient product recalls, and increase transparency regarding the origins and handling of products.
Quality control is the process of fulfilling and checking the conformance to quality standards. There are many different approaches to quality control, but an important part of every one of these is regular inspection of the goods. Besides dedicated QMS software, some ERP/MRP systems offer the required functionality to small businesses.