HOW IT WORKS

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.

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 off or on land, feeding, environmental conditions, harvesting, processing, distributing, retailing, preparing and recycling. 

SeafoodChain functionality 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, Business Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Marketplace.

FISH EGGS
Important information about the DNA-pedigree and environmental conditions surrounding the fish eggs are stored in Smart Digital Twins. When a batch of eggs is sold and transferred to the Hatchery, the ownership of the Smart Digital Twin transfers accordingly.

BROODSTOCK/HATCHERY
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.

FEEDING/BREEDING
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.

GROWTH
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.

HARVEST
When the fish are harvested, information related to time, locations, weights, sizes, methods, etc. is registered in their corresponding Smart Digital Twins.

PROCESS
At the fish butchery and in production plants, information about time, locations, processes, temperatures and energy consumptions are added to the Smart Digital Twins.

TRANSPORT
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.

RETAIL/CONSUMPTION
In retail, Horeca and private consumption valuable information such as temperatures, methods, locations, taste and quality can be registered in Smart Digital Twins. This provides a real-time feedback loop back to producers enabling them to fine-tune their production methods to maximize quality and efficiency.

RECYCLING/WASTE MANAGEMENT
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.

DIGITAL TWINS and PRODUCT DNA

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.

Regulations
Today’s seafood supply chains suffer from time-consuming processes like manual record-keeping, improper food storage conditions or the lack of data capturing practices. SeafoodChain allows supply chain stakeholders to ensure products are compliant to legal regulations such as European regulations EC 1224/2009 and EC 404/2011 – regulations regarding the capturing and sharing of traceable information in the seafood industry.

Standards
The UNISOT system is based on proven industry standards such as GS1, ISO, UBL, etc. to comply with data capture requirements as well as offering flexibility to customers. These standards enable interoperability by allowing seamless product and information flow throughout the supply chain.

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