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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.