Limits...
Modeling and Implementation of Cattle/Beef Supply Chain Traceability Using a Distributed RFID-Based Framework in China.

Liang W, Cao J, Fan Y, Zhu K, Dai Q - PLoS ONE (2015)

Bottom Line: In recent years, traceability systems have been developed as effective tools for improving the transparency of supply chains, thereby guaranteeing the quality and safety of food products.Finally, a cattle/beef supply chain included breeding business, slaughter and processing business, distribution business and sales outlet was used as a case study to evaluate the beef supply chain traceability system.The results demonstrated that the major advantages of the traceability system are the effective sharing of information among business and the gapless traceability of the cattle/beef supply chain.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, China.

ABSTRACT
In recent years, traceability systems have been developed as effective tools for improving the transparency of supply chains, thereby guaranteeing the quality and safety of food products. In this study, we proposed a cattle/beef supply chain traceability model and a traceability system based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and the EPCglobal network. First of all, the transformations of traceability units were defined and analyzed throughout the cattle/beef chain. Secondly, we described the internal and external traceability information acquisition, transformation, and transmission processes throughout the beef supply chain in detail, and explained a methodology for modeling traceability information using the electronic product code information service (EPCIS) framework. Then, the traceability system was implemented based on Fosstrak and FreePastry software packages, and animal ear tag code and electronic product code (EPC) were employed to identify traceability units. Finally, a cattle/beef supply chain included breeding business, slaughter and processing business, distribution business and sales outlet was used as a case study to evaluate the beef supply chain traceability system. The results demonstrated that the major advantages of the traceability system are the effective sharing of information among business and the gapless traceability of the cattle/beef supply chain.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus

A sample of the EPCIS capture document (XML).
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4592240&req=5

pone.0139558.g004: A sample of the EPCIS capture document (XML).

Mentions: The architecture of the traceability system was divided into a set of logical components, as shown in Fig 3. Fosstrak [46] was used to develop the EPCIS, where its database table structure, data capture interface, and information query interface were extended to meet the system design requirements. In the EPCIS database, a column named “traceinfo” was added to tables named “event_objectevent” and “event_transactionevent”, which was used for storing external traceability information. AS shown in Fig 4, the XML (Extensible Markup Language) data captured by data capture interface of EPCIS was modified, where the “traceinfo” element was added to “ObjectEvent” element. The data capture interface and information query interface were extended for parsing and dealt with the modified XML data.


Modeling and Implementation of Cattle/Beef Supply Chain Traceability Using a Distributed RFID-Based Framework in China.

Liang W, Cao J, Fan Y, Zhu K, Dai Q - PLoS ONE (2015)

A sample of the EPCIS capture document (XML).
© Copyright Policy
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4592240&req=5

pone.0139558.g004: A sample of the EPCIS capture document (XML).
Mentions: The architecture of the traceability system was divided into a set of logical components, as shown in Fig 3. Fosstrak [46] was used to develop the EPCIS, where its database table structure, data capture interface, and information query interface were extended to meet the system design requirements. In the EPCIS database, a column named “traceinfo” was added to tables named “event_objectevent” and “event_transactionevent”, which was used for storing external traceability information. AS shown in Fig 4, the XML (Extensible Markup Language) data captured by data capture interface of EPCIS was modified, where the “traceinfo” element was added to “ObjectEvent” element. The data capture interface and information query interface were extended for parsing and dealt with the modified XML data.

Bottom Line: In recent years, traceability systems have been developed as effective tools for improving the transparency of supply chains, thereby guaranteeing the quality and safety of food products.Finally, a cattle/beef supply chain included breeding business, slaughter and processing business, distribution business and sales outlet was used as a case study to evaluate the beef supply chain traceability system.The results demonstrated that the major advantages of the traceability system are the effective sharing of information among business and the gapless traceability of the cattle/beef supply chain.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Agricultural Economics and Information, Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing, China.

ABSTRACT
In recent years, traceability systems have been developed as effective tools for improving the transparency of supply chains, thereby guaranteeing the quality and safety of food products. In this study, we proposed a cattle/beef supply chain traceability model and a traceability system based on radio frequency identification (RFID) technology and the EPCglobal network. First of all, the transformations of traceability units were defined and analyzed throughout the cattle/beef chain. Secondly, we described the internal and external traceability information acquisition, transformation, and transmission processes throughout the beef supply chain in detail, and explained a methodology for modeling traceability information using the electronic product code information service (EPCIS) framework. Then, the traceability system was implemented based on Fosstrak and FreePastry software packages, and animal ear tag code and electronic product code (EPC) were employed to identify traceability units. Finally, a cattle/beef supply chain included breeding business, slaughter and processing business, distribution business and sales outlet was used as a case study to evaluate the beef supply chain traceability system. The results demonstrated that the major advantages of the traceability system are the effective sharing of information among business and the gapless traceability of the cattle/beef supply chain.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus