Keeping track of items is one of the highest priorities for not only manufacturers, but essentially every organization involved in the supply chain. Traceability is a focus for multiple industries, including agriculture and pharmaceuticals, and there are numerous government regulations that aim to ensure companies are complying with these rules. However, some sectors are calling for even more action on the part of regulators. According to a recent article posted on the PharmExec.com blog, those involved with manufacturing and distributing prescription medication will be required to collect and transmit information pertaining to its movement under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. In fact, Jan. 1, 2015 is the deadline established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to have a data collection system in place that will allow plant operators, packagers and all enterprises involved in distribution to provide the government agency with accurate records.