Whether it is concerns for origin of food, or verification of claims such as ‘organic’ or ‘free from’, or compliance with modern slavery legislation, supply chain and provenance technologies can can enable greater trust and consumer confidence, add value to products, and improve information flows.

Revolutionary technologies offering tamper-proof, secure end-to-end tracking, have the capacity to eliminate the need for manually updated, paper-based systems, and offer farmers and consumers the transparency, accountability and traceability they desire.

Reliable and secure information sharing is key to achieving successful supply chain transparency. Supply chain technologies such as distributed ledgers (blockchain) and inventory management software have multiple end-uses, including:

In practice, digital solutions have the capacity to revolutionise the way goods and data are managed and monitored along the supply chain. For example: