WOOD SUPPLY CHAIN TRACEABILITY
Traceability is the collection of evidence to determine the steps a product goes through, from its birth to its location in the supply chain. Specifically, when it comes to studying and establishing the traceability of a product, it is essential to identify three basic aspects of the product, such as its origin, transformation processes and the distribution and location of the product after it has been delivered.
It is possible to distinguish between two types of traceability when seeking to know the status of a product circulating within a logistics chain. Internal traceability acts on a company’s internal procedures and takes into account the composition of the product, its handling, the machines used and other factors. External traceability, on the other hand, adds other elements to externalize the information that arises from internal traceability.
Traceability, in short, is based on the recording of the traces left by a product as it passes through the chain before reaching the final consumer. ACCURO TECHNOLOGY is currently working on the development of a standard format that allows traceability to be shared and disseminated in a simple way in the forestry sector.
The intention of ACCURO TECHNOLOGY with the rest of the partners of the Operative Group financed by the Ministry of Agriculture is to develop the faculty to review the trajectory and the way followed by the wood, something that will allow to know where the wood comes from, which are the processes that are applied and how the distribution is specified. This will make it possible, in turn, to guarantee the quality of the wood and increase the value for the final consumer.
ACCURO TECHNOLOGY together with the Andalusian company EMERGYA will develop the necessary mobile applications to strengthen the generation of records/evidence and at the same time ensure the registration of such evidence in the chain of blocks (blockchain).