Collaboration between IBM and Microsoft was discussed in reference to the use of GS1 standards in Blockchain technology in 2016. The two technology giants, Microsoft and IBM, agreed to use GS1 standards in their Blockchain applications for supply chain customers.
"Everything is changing around trusted data exchange"
Standardization by GS1 has guaranteed proper coordination in logistics processes for many years. However, after passing a few years, despite the many issues in the food supply chain, they are now exploring how to use product data to prevent the spoilage of products and inventories.
It is, however, anticipated that the consumers demand a full understanding of the origin of products in the near future. It is, therefore, is required to have a complex and reliable set of information and also a data quality control program. Product-related information should be organized and stored in the GS1 database. There are a lot of subject matters about Blockchain and databases:
The fact is that not only large companies are involved with Blockchain, but small manufacturers with a certain volume of products, are also able to use the application of GS1 standards in Blockchain technology. Complex sectorsو such as healthcare, are required to implement standards in this framework.
In order to encounter with the fundamental issues in the food sector (meat, dairy, and protein products), we need to properly manage the supply chain, which, despite product data availability, the possibility of product counterfeiting would also go to zero. Blockchain technology is required to provide a solution in this regard; since RFID tags are non-forgeable, GS1 uses them as a solution to reach a secured supply chain.
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