HOW IT WORKS
Blockchain is the perfect choice for your Supply Chain management
The real-time tracking of a product in a supply chain with the help of blockchain technology reduces the overall cost of moving items in a supply chain. According to a survey conducted by APQC and the Digital Supply Chain Institute (DSCI), more than one-third of supply chain workers cited a reduction in costs as the topmost benefit of a blockchain application in supply chain management.
Having trust in complex supply chains with many participants is necessary for smooth operations. The immutable nature of blockchain technology in the supply chain is well-designed to establish trust and prevent tampering of data. In the event of a defective product, the source of the problem can be identified more quickly – improving the efficiency of product recalls and dispute resolution between stakeholders.
Industrial App and Dashboard
From Sea to Plate
Seafood supply chains can be anything from a fisherman catching fish in the sea or the DNA history of the fish eggs in a fish hatchery, throughout breeding, feeding, environmental conditions, harvesting, processing, distributing, retailing, preparing and recycling. The SeafoodChain system enables data-capturing and -monitoring from all parts of this supply chain; from a fisherman’s smartphone app or the extraction of data from fish egg production plant – to automatic IoT sensors, Computer Vision, ERP-Plugins, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning.
Important information about the DNA-pedigree and environmental conditions surrounding the fish eggs are stored in Smart Digital Twins on the blockchain. When a batch of eggs is sold and transferred to the Hatchery, the ownership of the Smart Digital Twin transfers accordingly.
The hatchery continues to add important information to the Smart Digital Twins such as transfer dates, fertilization data, water PH, nutrition and the relevant ecological circumstances.
At the breeding facilities information such as the type and amount of food, environmental conditions and mortality rates are collected and added to the Smart Digital Twin.
At the growth facilities information regarding weights, sizes, medical conditions, water temperatures and feeding events can now be stored on an individual fish level in the Smart Digital Twins.
When the fish are harvested, information related to time, locations, weights, sizes, methods, etc. is registered in their corresponding Smart Digital Twins.
At the fish butchery and in production plants, information about time, locations, processes, temperatures and energy consumptions are added to the Smart Digital Twins.
Cold chain management during transportation is critical for maintaining the quality and value of the products. Information such as temperatures, locations, times and energy consumptions are securely stored in the Smart Digital Twins directly from Smart IoT sensors and Industry Apps.
In retail, Horeca and private consumption valuable information such as temperatures, methods, locations, taste and quality can be registered in Smart Digital Twins by Horeca Apps and Consumer Apps. This provides a real-time feedback loop back to producers enabling them to fine-tune their production methods to maximize quality and efficiency.
To close the complete product life cycle, information regarding recycling, waste management and reuse can be stored in Smart Digital Twins to enable lifecycle-traceability, -management and smart reuse of resources and materials.
SeafoodChain Powered by UNISOT
SeafoodChain is using UNISOT Smart Digital Twins and Product DNA solutions with partners in the fishing industry to increase visibility, easily comply with legal regulations on data and information, as well as offer customers quality assurances.