Chill-On News

What's For Lunch Conference

08-06-2011 16:18

Food integrity is becoming increasingly important; authenticity, origin of food, geographical location (terroir), traceability and security and safety of food production requires new diagnostic tools and implementation of new information systems.

CHILL-ON at FrioTrack

2011-01-04 14:36

CHILL-ON results were presented during a seperate session under the umbrella of the FrioTrack conference in Barcelona on 18th November 2010.

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IT SYSTEM

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Supply Chain Management (SCM) deals with the coordination of the collaboration with chain partners, with the purpose to satisfy customer requirements as efficiently as possible. SCM spans all movement and storage of raw materials, inventory and finished goods from point-of-origin to point-of-consumption.

Especially for food products, SCM includes quality and risk management (including traceability). They require more than ever coordination between organisations in a business or a chain. Sharing information forms the basis for an effective collaboration.

In the CHILL-ON Integrated Project (IP), the legislative requirements of traceability will be combined with the need for sharing information in the chain. To enable this Chain Information Management, the Dutch company Chainfood has developed the Chain Collaboration Platform, which helps organisations to manage their co-operation and improve their supply chain and quality management.

This platform has already been implemented in several agro and food chains, including meat, feed, cereals, fruit and vegetables. In the CHILL-ON project, this Chain Collaboration Platform will be adapted to the specific needs of chilled and frozen products.

The CHILL-ON project will therefore lead to a total solution for chain information management for chilled and frozen chains, called TRACECHILL. TRACECHILL will be based on the integration and adaptation of proven (web) technologies including GPS, GIS, RFID and cellular networks and will be developed by Chainfood and its project technology partners Afcon, Motorola, Itene and Traceall.

TRACECHILL will enable the access to all required information for the supply chain and shall provide the platform for traceability and complementing services. The Chain Collaboration Platform has a central database, the Backbone. This is the data source for several tools to address various needs in the industry, including quality management, risk management, tracking and tracing, Supply Chain Management.

Specific Supply Chain Management Software for the chilled and frozen business will help managers to gain insight into quantity and value of product flows, inventory and production. It will provide insight into different product flows and their interaction. With Business Intelligence tools the data can be specifically prepared for information needs of the various chain stakeholders. Supply Chain Management will be based on data from their own business and data from suppliers, customers and other partners in their chain.

The SCM-system will focus on the added value of chain coordination. Important items are the savings on storage and thus energy and reductions of perish. This focus will intrinsically motivate the chain actors to contribute to and work with the Chain Information Management system.

Chainfood - NL-Arnhem - July 2006