The UNISOT™ system enables data-capturing and -monitoring from all parts of the supply chain; from a farmer’s smartphone app or extracting data from the production plant to automatic IoT sensors, Computer Vision, ERP-Plugins, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning.

Captured information is securely stored and managed by ‘Smart Digital Twins’ (SDT) that resides in the Global Public Data Layer. When the real-life physical object changes owner and location its Smart Digital Twin and its captured information also changes owner and ‘location’ in the Global Public Data Layer.

Seed

Information regarding seed origin & quality, water consumption, soil moisture, soil temperature, ground areal and fertilization is captured and stored in Smart Digital Twins.

Growing

All through the growing phase, information about fertilizers, weather conditions and different treatments is captured and added to the Smart Digital Twins.

Harvest

When the product is harvested, information such as time, locations, batches, weights, methods, returns, waste, etc. can be captured and registered to their corresponding Smart Digital Twins.

Processing

Important information about the received raw biomaterials is useful for the processor to effectively plan and efficiently handle the production. Production plants consecutively add information about time, locations, processes, resource consumption and waste materials to the respective Smart Digital Twins.

Distribution

Transportation can be critical for maintaining the quality and value of the products. Information such as temperatures, locations, times and fuel consumptions are securely stored in the Smart Digital Twins from for example IoT sensors, Transport Management Systems and Mobile Apps.

Retail

The retailer now has access to valuable product information such as Sustainability, Provenance, Quality and Brand information. They can add additional information about their handling of the products, such as storage temperatures, handling, energy consumption, waste, etc. This information can be important feedback to the producer as well as the consumers.

Consumer

By connecting every single product item with its Smart Digital Twin by a unique QR code or RFID chip, consumers can get detailed, verified information about the Composition, Quality, Provenance, Sustainability and Brand for the specific individual item they are holding in their hand.

Recycling

To close the complete product life cycle, information about recycling, waste management and reuse can be stored in Smart Digital Twins. This enables life cycle-traceability, life cycle-management and sustainable reuse of resources and materials.

THE DIGITAL THREADS

The combination of Smart Digital Twins in a Global Open Data Layer enables all actors to securely exchange and trade valuable information across company borders. The Digital Threads break the current 1-up/1-down blinder situation. This provides a real-time feedback loop back to producers enabling them to fine-tune their production methods to maximize quality, efficiency and sustainability.