National and International Traceability

Vanasse & Associés offers its expertise and services available in enterprise management, supply chain management and logistics, in international trade (import export) and in Canadian and American customs programs, SAFE Frameworks – AEO/WCO among others.

Furthermore, we add a collaboration with AECOM Consultants Inc., an engineering consulting firm with an expertise in the agri-food as well as pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries combined to a scientific approach. This can take different approaches and be applied to most sectors of industry:

Support to implementation and/or as selected (coaching or execution)

  • Analysis and determination of traceability needs depending on products, sectors of activities, markets (actual or projected) and legislation in force
  • Traceability planning
  • Analysis and determination of needs for support and traceability tools (equipment, software, etc.)
  • Support for technological options
  • Implementation of traceability
  • Establishment of costs, investment and profitability
  • Procedures and processes (ISO, HACCP, customs, etc. including recalls)
  • Links between HACCP (or ISO 22000 and ISO 9001) and traceability

Realization of compliance and traceability audits (coaching or execution mode), according to sectors of activities and legislation in effect:

  • Import into Canada
  • Export to the United States
  • Export to other countries
  • Existing traceability system(s)
  • Procedures and processes (ISO, HACCP, customs, etc.)
  • Staff training sessions (individual or multi firms)

Why do we speak about and apply the principles of traceability?
Why do we implement traceability systems?

Government authorities at all levels impose their requirements; importing countries do as well. In addition, within the context of globalization where the productivity and competitiveness of companies are more than ever the €œdeciding factors€, traceability and the management of supply chain and logistics take on a capital importance for companies.

The impacts of globalization make traceability an issue beyond the food sector and impact all industries: from the transportation of goods, security and customs requirements (origin, admissibility to programs such as NAFTA, record keeping, etc.) to pharmaceutical, cosmetics, textiles, cars, aerospace, etc. In short, everything is traceable!

  • Traceability is essential€ for all sectors
  • Traceability is profitable, a value-added, part of an integrated approach that brings profits€
  • It is a management model with numerous advantages and benefits for the company

Our Publications

HACCP and Traceability: An essential duo in the agri-food industry and also published on CRIQ Website.

De l’étiquette au contenu (From Label to Content) – Columnist on the web site, September 2008

La tracabilité dans le cadre de la mondialisation (Traceability and Globalization) – Revue L’Actualité ALIMENTAIRE, Vol. 4 No 5, November 2007, Les Éditions Comestibles Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

La rentabilité de la tracabilité (Profitability of a Traceability System) – Revue L’Actualité ALIMENTAIRE, Vol. 4 No 5, November 2007, Les ɉditions Comestibles Inc., Montreal, Quebec, Canada

La tracabilité aux États- Unis, pratiques nord-américaines (Traceability in The United States, North American Practices) – Les ɉditions Techniques de l’Ingénieur, Paris, France, No TR962, 20 pages, November 2007 (Authors: Therese Vanasse, C. Adm. and Florent Mercier, ing., Tecsult Inc.)

La tracabilité au Canada : faits et pratiques (Traceability in Canada: Facts and Practices) – Les ɉditions Techniques de l’Ingénieur, Paris, France, No TR960, 21 pages, May 2007 (Authors: Therese Vanasse, C.Adm. and Florent Mercier, ing., Tecsult Inc.)

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