As a product journeys through the supply chain, and often around the country, maintaining a reliable link to current manufacturer information is challenging.
This can be further complicated by distributors sometimes providing a their own marking and identifiers, depending on the region that is stocking the product. This often means customers have no guarantee that a product’s information is the most relevant and up-to-date. BSI Identify helps solve this issue.
Through its digitally imbedded Universal Persistent Identification Number (UPIN), the service provides an ‘umbrella’ ID that can be linked to any other product identifiers and connect users to a persistence central resource that is updated whenever a product’s details change. This enables distributors to manage and maintain up-to-date, accurate information about product stock, including updates, recalls and photos.
Even if a product is no longer being manufactured, BSI Identify’s networked identifier capability ensures the product’s information will endure. This persistent traceability assures customers that their chosen product will contribute to building safety by being utilised and installed correctly.
BSI Identify also benefits distributors by:
- Simplifying database management through unique and singular product ID
- Speeding up invoice approval by improving verification of onsite deliveries
- Ensuring product clarity from manufacturer to contractor with a simple, unique digital identification code
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