RFID for gate-to-plate poultry traceability
IBM teams with Norwegian food giant to develop
Matiq, the IT subsidiary of Nortura, a major Norwegian food supplier, plans
to start using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to track and
trace poultry and meat products from the farm, through the supply chain, to
supermarket shelves. Matiq and IBM will develop and manage the technology
infrastructure needed to enable RFID solutions for the Norwegian food market.
Product packaging will be tagged with RFID chips to help ensure that products
are kept in optimal conditions throughout the supply chain.
Using this solution, Norwegian suppliers and supermarkets using software
that complies with GS1 EPCglobal's Electronic Product Code Information Services
(EPCIS) standard (which allows sharing of RFID data across and between
enterprises) will be able to monitor and analyze their entire value chain,
increasing efficiency and reducing costs. If it works as planned, the solution
will help manufacturers and retailers to become more responsive to changes in
consumer buying patterns.
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