Tracing raw materials from the production or extraction sites is becoming increasingly necessary to fulfill market and consumer expectations.
Dedicated to providing quality customized inspection and traceability systems for nearly three decades, OPTEL provides the cutting-edge technology required to track and trace natural resources such as cocoa, coffee, cotton, palm oil, nuts and minerals, etc. to enhance supply chain visibility and transparency. In addition, through important pilot projects conducted with its GeoTraceability platform, OPTEL has proven its ability to track and trace conflict-free minerals , demonstrating the reliability, flexibility and scalability of its solution.
Implementing traceability systems starting at the smallholder level presents several challenges, particularly in complex situations and/or harsh conditions. In fact, tracing resources from the farm, or the pit mine, to the export point in the country of origin is difficult because these supply chains are often unstructured and most operators don’t use sophisticated IT systems to manage stock and product flow, not to mention the large numbers of intermediaries.
Traceability provides transparency and authenticity to these products, to mitigate risks of foodborne illnesses, contamination and spoilage, while also tracking and monitoring raw materials and finished goods.
Supply chain, plantation, and mill visibility, and the ability to track and make better use of resources, and establish grower/plantation links are only a few of the benefits of traceability for this industry.
OPTEL’s GeoTraceability offers an innovative digital traceability solution for the mining sector, ensuring that minerals are conflict-free. It enables data sharing, to help mining organizations make more informed decisions.
Any type of products can benefit from traceability, thanks to the actionable data it helps collect, to enable brand protection, ensure product integrity, and track the product’s movement across the supply chain.
We ensure that our traceability solutions are fully compatible with our customers’ or customer suppliers’operations. We implement credible traceability systems that can be audited by a third party, without affecting regular operations.
Our solutions ensure traceability from individual producers, or producer groups, to the export point (end-to-end traceability at the country level).
GeoTraceability can be defined as the ability to link geographical information to traceability information, at every step of the value and supply chains
GeoTraceability is currently operating in Africa, Asia and Latin America providing data collection and traceability solutions for multiple commodities.
Leveraging its expertise in traceability, combined with the recent acquisition of Verify Brand and GeoTraceability‘s technologies, OPTEL provides an end-to-end blockchain traceability platform (hardware and software) that could be implemented at any level of the supply chain ─ from raw materials, to goods manufacturing, distribution and cold chain traceability, all the way through to consumer experience and package recycling.
This brings several valuable benefits for the end customer, such as:
In order to track manufactured goods and their components or ingredients within the global supply chain, serialization is a key solution.
OPTEL’s GeoTraceability solutions are adapted to the mining sector to help fulfill the Chain of Custody requirements of the ICGLR Regional Certification Mechanism (ICGLR RCM), which is itself compliant with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas. It also supports other initiatives, including the CFSI’s Conflict-Free Smelter Audit Programme (CFSP).