Traceability has become a common strategy that’s widely used in manufacturing, but many companies continue to struggle with the goal of fully leveraging traceability data to improve productivity. One salient challenge manufacturers face is the need to read highly compact, information-packed barcodes on space-constrained parts and finished products. This is one of the many advantages offered by a comprehensive traceability solution using state-of-the-art Omron technologies. Incorporating laser marking, collaborative robotics, barcode reading, safety and control, this traceability solution improves productivity and flexibility for machine tending and other applications.