Shelf life is the length of time that food, drink, drug, chemical, pharmaceuticals or medicine are given before they are considered unsuitable for sale or consumption. It is the recommendation of time that products can be stored, during which the defined quality of a specified proportion of the goods remains acceptable under expected (or specified) conditions of distribution, storage and display.
Stringent shelf life control is significant importance and crucial in many industries such as pharmaceutical, food, drink, chemical and meat distribution to ensure their products are keeping at best freshness and without degrading to unacceptable levels.
A viable shelf life control system within the organization must be able to accomplish the following aspects:-
1. Identifying and maintaining a database of all items that have “Shelf-Life Limitation”.
2. Able to capture all appropriate information, such as lot no, batch no, receiving information, expiration date, manufacturing data and many specific information.
3. What products in your inventory have a limited shelf life and quantities on hands.
4. Monitor those products with a scheduled frequency that will ensure that no product will remain in stock or be issued beyond its shelf life.
eStockCard has been designed and empowered with superior shelf life control capability that helps firms to achieve better control and managing product’s expiry. A typical workflows to be demonstrated as below :-
Step 1 Data capturing during put-away process
Step 2 You can view date-to-expiry, already-expired products during retrieval process.