Project i-TRACE


Working Together in Rail


The ARA is working with GS1 Australia and participating organisations through Project i-TRACE which is aimed at reducing costs and improving the quality of materials management processes.
Standardising the way materials in the rail industry supply chain are identified and marked will bring industry wide efficiencies for all stakeholders. It will provide the critical foundation for electronic data capture and the ability to simplify the exchange of information across operators, manufacturers, suppliers and contractors. The ARA has established a working group involving operators and suppliers who have agreed to a collaborative approach to improving inbound supply chain processes. Further information on how your organisation can take action is available here.

Over the coming months, the ARA is holding a number of supplier workshops to help suppliers understand what they need to do to move this initiative forward and the tools available to support the project’s implementation.


Supplier workshops will be held at:


To register for the Melbourne workshop, click here.

For suppliers in other capital cities, click here.


A newsletter is also available to provide stakeholders with information on the project.  To subscribe go to

Find out more about the project here.

Further information on how V/Line is using Project i-TRACE to improve business processes can be found in the video below.



Further information on GS1 standards can be found in the video below.


More Information

For more information please contact Duncan Sheppard via or on 02 6270 4531.