After a 2.5-year pilot program An Australian mango maker expands the use of blockchain technology for supply chain traceability.
According to the Cooperative Research Center for Northern Australia Development (CRCNA), the organization has partnered with leading Australian mango producer Manbulloo and tracking software company Trust Provenance to test a supply chain management program. Delivery to its distribution centers and supply chain in Queensland and the Northern Territory. The project, which began in 2018, uses sensors in the mango boxes to track the movement of the sweet fruits and monitor their temperature, humidity and running time..
Dr. Sam McMahon, Senator for the Northern Territory, said:
“Manbulloo can see where its fruits are down the supply chain in real time and maintain a proactive quality control and quality assurance log to address any issues immediately and complement what is already there, best approach in the industry.”
McMahon added, “This project is becoming a major game changer for the mango industry.”
Andrew Grant, founder of Trust Provenance, said the expanded system will improve the distribution of mangoes across the country by reducing waste and pinpointing where inefficiencies are in the supply chain. CRCNA raised more than $ 827,000 for the 2.5-year-old trial period that began in April 2018.
Other companies have used blockchai technology to track the food supply chain. Cointelegraph reported in July that $ 300 billion worth of food could be traced back down the supply chain annually for seven years.
“”The impact of this project will extend beyond the mango industry to other agricultural products and supply chain systems that can benefit from the efficiency benefits of this blockchain platform.“said CRCNA CEO Jed Matz.
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