Expiry Date Monitoring

Expiry date monitoring refers to the process of tracking and managing the expiry dates of products to ensure that goods are consumed or sold before they become unfit for use. This is particularly critical in industries such as food production, pharmaceuticals, and other areas where product safety and quality are paramount. Effective monitoring of expiry dates helps prevent waste, ensures quality, and complies with regulatory requirements.

Rackbeat April 23, 2024

Expiry Date Monitoring: Ensuring Product Quality from Start to Finish

Expiry date monitoring is a key component within inventory management, especially for products with limited shelf lives. The process begins with the accurate labeling of the product at the time of production, where expiry dates are clearly indicated. This information must be easily accessible throughout the supply chain from manufacturer to retailer.

Effective expiry date monitoring requires the use of technology to track product batches and their respective expiry dates in real time. This may include systems for barcode scanning or RFID technology that automatically updates inventory management systems when products are received, moved, or sold. These systems must be able to trigger alarms or notifications when products are nearing their expiry date, so action can be taken to minimize waste.

For retailers and distributors, effective expiry date monitoring also includes strategies such as “first in, first out” (FIFO), where products with the earliest expiry date are sold or used first. This ensures that no goods are wasted due to overlooked expiry dates.


Rackbeat: Streamlined Monitoring of Expiry Dates for Optimal Inventory Management

Rackbeat supports businesses in managing expiry date monitoring with features like real-time inventory updates and batch tracking. This way, Rackbeat’s inventory system helps businesses avoid losses and ensure compliance with health and safety standards.

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