Tracing a path to success

Barbero, Robin
December 2005
Industrial Laser Solutions;Dec2005, Vol. 20 Issue 12, p21
This article presents information on some federal regulations related to product and part traceability. These regulations have placed new demands on their production process. The regulations such as TREAD Act, RoHS and SPEC 2000 has caused concern and sent companies scrambling to meet the industry and governmental requirements. SPEC 2000, for instance includes standards and specifications for traceability technologies like bar-coding, 2D data matrix symbologies and radio frequency identification. The TREAD Act represents the government's answer to traceability deficiencies in the automotive industry. It represents the most significant expansion of the U.S. Vehicle Safety Act in 25 years.


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