Enabling true traceability via blockchain to ensure sustainable sourcing throughout the viscose supply chain.
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Realising Traceability

In an ideal supply chain, we are able to trace the products we buy to their origins. However, a truly traceable supply chain can be labour-intensive and cost-prohibitive. Further, traceability is a collaborative effort that involves many actors in the entire supply chain that may be acting in alignment or in competition with one another. The challenges of creating a truly traceable supply chain are complex, often costly, and require strong collaboration.

But, there is a solution and a better way.

APR’s Follow Our Fibre initiative is a blockchain-based tracking platform that opens the door for traceability across the entire viscose fibre supply chain.

Verifiable Traceability

With key steps documented on a blockchain ledger, customers are assured that their suppliers are providing sustainably sourced raw materials that also meet governmental and industry standards.

seedlings
Seedlings
nursery
Nursery
Plantation
Plantation
Transportation
Harvested
and Transported
Weighbridge
Woodyard
Woodyard
Woodchips
Woodchips
AE Pulp
Dissolving Pulp

Operational Efficiency

Through automation and using blockchain, APR’s Follow Our Fibre not only increases its ability to trace but surfaces a more complete picture of the entire supply chain, exposing opportunities for added efficiency measures.

Digitisation of the supply chain means that analysis is now possible, opening the door to AI-powered analysis for decision-making in the future.

Provenance

From seed to store shelf, every tonne of viscose or finished product has traceable production history. Production is registered and tracked at major points across the value chain, and once added to the blockchain, they become a permanent feature on the platform.

Follow our Fibre

Process Flow

1. Nursery

We produce high-quality seedlings and plant them in our nurseries in Indonesia.

2. Growth

When seedlings reach a sufficient height, they are moved to a plantation where they wil continue to grow under our supervision.

3. Harvesting and Transportation

When they are ready to be harvested, they are cut down and transported to our woodyard, where each log is registered and measured, then stored for processing.

4. Processing

Each log is chipped, then the chips are processed into pulp. The pulp is stored in lots awaiting final processing.

5. Viscose Bales

Finally, the pulp is processed into viscose bales, which are checked and packaged for shipping and sale. After they are sold, these bales will be turned into rayon and made into textiles.

Benefits of Visible Viscose

Ability to make better supplier choices and improve supplier relationships.

Documented true provenance and verification of sustainable production standards.

Secure natural resources disposal tracking.

Reduced risk through transparency and benefited reputation and branding.

Increase operational efficiency and process consistency.

Secure source and supply and meet stakeholder demands.

Compliance with legal and/or industry certification requirements.

Standardization of expectations, processes, and systems.

Powered by Perlin

The APR Follow Our Fibre platform is powered by Perlin, a blockchain technology provider.

Perlin’s platform leverages the unique and powerful functionality of blockchain to create traceability of data across any and all key stages of a production cycle. Using an intuitive app interface, Perlin empowers customers, partners and stakeholders by providing them with visibility over the origin and provenance of products.

Follow Us

APR is committed to sustainable sourcing and clean manufacturing, producing top quality products that address customer needs while positively impacting the lives of the communities in and around our areas of operations.

For information on how to participate in the new ideal for viscose supply chain traceability, contact us (info@aprayon.com) or check out our website at aprayon.com.