A digital platform was developed and tested as part of a 2.5-year Smart Supply Chain pilot project co-funded by the Cooperative Research Center for Developing Northern Australia (CRCNA) in partnership with blockchain experts Trust Provenance (T-Prov), mango producer Manbulloo and industry group Growcom.
The blockchain platform has proven to be a game-changer for one of Australia's largest mango producers, as it provides real-time, secure information from start to finish.
During the trial, T-Prov and Manbulloo co-designed a platform which integrated all the systems and information Manbulloo identified as critical touchpoints along their supply chain. Manbulloo's quality manager Scott Ledger said integrating data and quality assessments along the chain meant the business could now rely on one, secure and centralized system which provided instant traceability.
Ledger told phys.org: "In the past, each chain partner used their own system to identify and trace product, which resulted in duplication and extra costs. We are implementing the GS1 Australia standard for product ID and traceability so the members of our supply chain can use the same product ID system. This will not only save time and costs but also reduce human errors and wastage.”
T-Prov's Andrew Grant said a critical success factor for the project, was working with Manbulloo and their supply chain, logistics and retail partners to identify, map and manage information along the system.