Supply Chain Integrity
The ISTMOS monitoring platform allows stakeholders involved in the supply chain of bottled wine to monitor the most critical parameters affecting wine quality during its storage and transportation, delivering traceability information down to the level of each individual bottle. The platform includes complex-event processing, rule and alert management and an analytics engine. We employ monitoring stations (fixed for storage and mobile for transportation) and collect and analyse the information on our own IoT platform, which is powered mainly by FIware technologies. Up to now, the communication between our stations and the cloud is implemented using the Soracom IoT communication platform, providing security and reliability to our system. For different usages, we provide desktop and mobile user interfaces.
Our use case certified product care, immutably records storage and transportation conditions to back a certification procedure with a secure product passport for each bottle. In addition, the product passport will be used for exploring recycling possibilities, i.e. returns to wholesaler. The use case includes wine producers, wine distributors and the umbrella wine association. OriginTrail is a blockchain agnostic platform solution for easy set up blockchain supported data sharing in supply chains. It may provide significant value to our solution, as it offers seamless and automatic data connection and interoperability between different stakeholders with consensus mechanisms for ensuring integrity of data.
ASN has been very active during the past months in promoting ISTMOS through participation in industry exhibitions, conferences and innovation showcase events. Major events in which ISTMOS was presented are:
ISTMOS was accelerated in its first phase by FIWARE and we continue to have a close cooperation with the FIWARE foundation, as one of its success stories. In addition, we have established a strategic cooperation with the Japanese IoT communications company Soracom and we work together regarding marketing activities as one of SORACOM’s case studies. We are closely cooperating with Deutsche Telecom and Greek COSMOTE in the area of NB-IOT validation.
ISTMOS was selected by Symbiote and Agile-Iot H2020 projects in their recent open calls.
ASN is a member of Trace Alliance, and has already taken the first steps regarding integration of OriginTrail to ISTMOS IoT platform. We have also included OriginTrail in some recent R&D proposals.
Maintaining appropriate conditions in the storage and transport of sensitive and perishable food products is an age-old problem for food supply chains. Many types of goods can be easily damaged by undue variations in temperature conditions while others can be severely affected by shocks or excessive duration of transport. The impact from unsuitable transport and storage conditions for wine is far greater than the mere cost of damaged goods, as it also includes brand damage for companies across the supply chain - wine producers, wholesalers, retailers and logistics companies. The feedback we have collected to date from wine producers, wine experts, authorities, wine lovers, wholesalers, retailers and specialised logistics companies indicates that the size of problem we address is very large – – nearly 5% of bottled wine worldwide is damaged and up to 25% is affected and presents quality problems due to improper storage conditions, 20% of the quality wine consumed worldwide is counterfeit.
We foresee direct and indirect distribution. In the first phase, we are mostly distributing directly, with the support of multiplicators, like wine cooperatives and associations. In the second phase, and after the successful completion of the product passport concept, we will build a sales partner network, to support international scaling. We defined two partner categories:
Recently, ASN has signed an agreement with our first consulting partner, an internationally active telecommunication provider. Vertical expansion is our second pillar for scalability. We are already developing variants for the ice cream industry and olive oil supply chain.
ISTMOS involves different actors of the food supply chain. Farm (wine co-operatives), food processors (the participating wineries), wholesalers and retailers and strong multiplicators (wine producer associations) are part of our ecosystem and will get acquainted and disseminate the benefits OriginTrail has to offer. In addition, the collaboration with Origintrail will offer interesting novel business models beyond the point of purchase. It will allow for continuing to safeguard product integrity post-purchase (storage conditions, sealed status and authenticity), thus further maintaining the product passport on behalf of the consumer.