Traceability solutions for NATURAL RESOURCES

INCREASING VISIBILITY IN COMPLEX SUPPLY CHAINS ─ FROM PRODUCERS TO END PRODUCTS

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 technologyrequired 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.

CHALLENGES

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.

GEOTRACEABILITY SOLUTION FOR NATURAL RESOURCES

Easy set-up

The system is built on a powerful and flexible event-driven rule engine that can be configured to address your most demanding queries.

HASSLE-FREE ACCESS

The database is accessed using an online platform, while data collection and traceability components work offline and can be used in remote locations.

SECURE CLOUD-BASED SOLUTION

Continuous product improvements are delivered on a multi-tenant cloud-based platform built on world-class security and rock-solid reliability.

SCALABLE AND USER-FRIENDLY

Highly adaptable to the artisanal mining environment and customers specific needs.

INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Collecting the data using our tools, or a third-party system, the data can be visualized, analyzed and downloaded using the web platform, which can be used to support productivity enhancement projects.

Interoperable

The platform can import data from other sources and connect to OPTEL’s solution as well as any other type of system, such as ERP, MES and PLCs.

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 operatiing in Africa, Asia and Latin America providing data collection and traceability solutions for multiple commodities.

END-TO-END TRACEABILITY PLATFORM

Leveraging its expertise in traceability, combined with the recent acquisition of Verify Brand and GeoTraceability‘s technologies, OPTEL provides anend-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:

  • Ensuring that goods are authentic
  • Ensuring that goods have not been recalled and are safe
  • Tracking the origin of the products and their ingredients

In order to track manufactured goods and their components or ingredients within the global supply chain, serialization is a key solution.

If you would like to learn more about GeoTraceability's solutions for natural resources, please feel free to request a demonstration.

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TRACEABILITY FOR CONFLICT-FREE MINERALS

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).