Ability to document the history of an object.

  • NOTE: Traceability can relate to both the origin of materials and finished parts as well as associated processing history.

Source: API STANDARD 18LCM, Product Life Cycle Management System Requirements for the Petroleum and Natural Gas Industries, First Edition, April 2017. Global Standards


The ability for parts to traced to their origin.

The origin refers to material and place of manufacture.

Source: IADC UBO / MPD Glossary, December 2011. Global Standards

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