For most manufacturing companies, traceability is seen as a cost, perhaps even a necessary burden, that allows them to operate in those high-reliability markets that demand a detailed trail for every part on every board in every product.

Following extensive data and detailed interviews with users, it has become clear that certain traceability solutions can actually be used as a productivity tool, driving real performance improvement, increasing yields, improving quality, and delivering incremental value that falls directly to the bottom line.