Avery Dennison, SUKU and EM Microelectronic have introduced a shared, end-to-end supply chain transparency solution for everyday healthcare and pharmaceutical products. Avery Dennison Smartrac’s RAINFC Belt DF tags based on EM Microelectronic’s em|echo-V IC allows for the tracing of products through application of long-range, dual-frequency transponders for product identification and management. This data can then be logged in SUKU's blockchain-powered application and tag management platform, OMNI, enabling users to verify the supply chain journey and authenticate a product’s origins.
One of the key challenges in supply chain management is identifying the plethora of materials and products everywhere, any time. The traceability software solution provides pharma and healthcare companies a way to give each of these items a digital identity, which can be placed on the blockchain to help prevent fraud. It also provides a way to trace products on their journey to market, and ensure their provenance.
The solution helps improve safety by enabling tamper-proof evidence as well as product authentication, and can also connect a patient to instructions and help lines simply by scanning the tag.