FROM SEA TO PLATE
The seafood supply chain can be anything from a fisherman catching fish in the sea, or the DNA history of the fish eggs at a fish hatchery, throughout breeding, feeding, environmental conditions, harvesting, processing, distributing, retailing, preparing and recycling. The SeafoodChain™ system enables data-capturing and -monitoring from all parts of this supply chain; from a fisherman’s smartphone app or extracting data from fish egg production plant, to automatic IoT sensors, Computer Vision, ERP-Plugins, Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning.
Information regarding DNA and environmental conditions about the roe is captured and stored in Smart Digital Twins by the roe producer. The hatchery sequentially continues to add important information such as transfer dates, fertilization data, water PH, nutrition and ecological circumstances, etc.
At breeding facilities information such as the feed brand/quality, environmental conditions, mortality rates and energy consumption is captured and added to the Smart Digital Twins. At the growth facilities information can be captured down to individual fish levels.
Information such as time, locations, batches, weights, vessel id’s, methods, returns, waste, etc. is registered to their corresponding Smart Digital Twins.
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, temperatures, energy consumptions and waste materials to the respective Smart Digital Twins.
Cold chain management is critical for maintaining quality and value. Information is securely stored in the Smart Digital Twins from for example IoT sensors, Transport Management Systems and Mobile Apps.
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, processes, energy consumption, waste, etc. This information can be important feedback to the producer as well as the consumers.
By connecting every single product package with its Smart Digital Twin by a unique QR code or RFID chip, consumers can get detailed, verified information about the Ingredients, Quality, Provenance, Sustainability and Brand for the specific individual package they are holding in their hand.
To close the complete product life cycle, information about recycling, waste management and reuse can be stored in Smart Digital Twins to enable life cycle-traceability, life cycle-management and sustainable reuse of resources and materials.