January 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Sourcemap, a leading provider of supply chain mapping, traceability and transparency solutions for companies across multiple industries, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Ferrero.
November 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Sourcemap, the supply chain transparency platform, is partnering with Scantrust, the connected packaging platform, to bring secure, verified supply chain transparency to consumers via unique and secured QR codes, NFC, and RFID. The combined Sourcemap + Scantrust offering provides:
Certification lets customers know products are sourced from FSC®-certified responsibly managed forests
WILTON, Conn., May 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Melissa & Doug, the trusted toy and children’s product company known around the world for its commitment to open-ended play, announced that their first stationery line, which includes a variety of sticker and activity pads, among other products, has met the requirements for the internationally recognized Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) Chain of Custody (CoC) standard. This FSC CoC certification communicates to customers through product labeling that materials in that product have been sourced from FSC-certified responsibly managed forests.
Advanced tracking technologies are a cornerstone of efficient and sustainable logistical and production processes. This is nothing new, and has been embedded in CNH Industrial N.V., one of the world’s largest capital goods companies, working methodologies for many years.
With the IBM Food Trust, suppliers and retailers can trace food across the global supply chain.
Leafy greens can be traced on the blockchain. As can mashed potatoes, mangoes and most recently, shrimp. They are just some of the products farmers, food producers and retailers worldwide are tracing using IBM Food Trust, the leading blockchain solution for transparency and traceability within the global food supply chain. More than 50 companies have signed on to work with the trust.
This article series is sponsored by General Mills and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.
In cases of widespread foodborne illness, like last year’s E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, the next step is to determine where along the food supply chain the contamination occurred. That’s where food traceability—the ability to trace a product through every step in the supply chain, from point of origin to final retail location—comes into play.
Unilever and Nestlé made waves in February when they became the first global food companies to publish their entire palm oil supply chains — both their direct suppliers and the mills that indirectly supply them. Palm oil is a key ingredient for many of the companies’ products, from margarine to candy to soap and shampoo; yet, it has been a thorn in the side of their zero-deforestation commitments.
As supply chains become more complex, consumers are in turn becoming more curious about the origins of the products they buy. This is especially true when it comes to the food we put in our bodies. Increasingly, consumers are demanding further transparency from companies – wanting to know where their products come from and what's in them. And companies are responding, establishing traceable supply chains to educate and engage consumers about important sustainability issues.