What is ‘traceability’?

Origin & Pathway


“Traceability” is the verification of material origin and the pathway to market. “Origin” is the physical location where a material is first extracted, by what process it was extracted, the time of extraction, and by whom. “Pathway” is the value chain of each material as it travels downstream from mine to market and becomes a finished product through trading, processing, and manufacturing. This complete definition of traceability meets best practices and allows for due diligence; including compliance and standards.
A ‘traceable product’ is fully mapped and has a verified origin and pathway. Without robust verification of both origin and pathway, it is not possible to hold unqualified traceability claims – and materials fall short of a source-marketable product.
Traceability is the zenith of supply chain management; providing unmatched capability to demonstrate compliance and standards, while opening up market opportunities.

Factor-Level Traceability™

Ravara Factor™ offers the highest level of Traceability.
A key component of the Ravara system, Ravara Factor establishes traceability verification for materials from the mine – through the value chain – and to the market. Ravara Factor provides three critical elements to establish Factor-Level Traceability:
     –   Factor-Level Tech
     –   Factor-Level Procedures
     –   Factor-Level Documentation
Three levels of Traceability within the Factor model:
•  Unsupported Traceability: Limited value chain data and/or limited verification
•  Supported Traceability: Multi-level value chain data with minimum verification
•  Factor-Level Traceability: Completvalue chain with Factor-Level Verification
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