Connecting data and stakeholders in a trusted way
Fujitsu Track and Trust
Digital ledger technology for supply chain transparency and validation
Reimagining security, traceability, and finality in everyday operations
Today, in the face of an unpredictable and volatile global economy with stressed and brittle supply chains, a stable ecosystem has become even more vital. Maintaining business trust is therefore paramount across all parties. However, this is often difficult to achieve in a centralized world, where traditionally, one party must accept responsibility, accountability, and risk (and be trusted to do so). Generating and maintaining trust in any data collected and the knowledge it creates can often lead to volatility and friction in the ecosystem.
Fujitsu Track and Trust digital ledger technology can enable your organization to:
- bring a trusted point of validation across production, supply, distribution, and sales networks.
- deliver a transparent and tamper-proof way of tracing, tracking, and verifying an item’s credentials throughout its journey and lifespan - a seal of authenticity can be quickly and simply illustrated as well as evidenced.
- provide the supply chain traceability needed to improve operating efficiencies and costs right from the procurement of raw materials through to logistics and beyond - enabling a less wasteful and more efficient supply chain.
- achieve your Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and drive your Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy by adding value to your business - through a single, immutable, and transparent dataset to map out your supply chain.
In an enterprise context, blockchain and DLT solutions are rarely standalone solutions. It is by combining with consulting, business advisory and add-on services related to DevOps, data (DataOps), and analytics / AI that you can maximize the business impact.
The Fujitsu Track and Trust digital ledger technology is part of a set of solutions that allow us to help customers solve real-world problems. The implementation of blockchain requires a multi-disciplinary approach involving domains of science and know-how beyond technology. For Fujitsu, it is 80% business and 20% technology driven. The solution center has a multidisciplinary team of developers and technology specialists; business engineers and analysts, process engineers, consultants, scrum masters, UX, enterprise & IT architects, and legal experts.
The Fujitsu Track and Trust DLT platform is built upon three core strengths:
Rapid proposals and effect verification using use cases and MVPs
Knowledge and technology for blockchain and accumulated know-how
Flexibility to respond to unpredictable changes in the business environment
Trust and Trace: how to verify authenticity, regulate supply chains, and protect the safety of consumers
Supply chains are fragmented and under pressure due to evolving and changing economic realities. In this paper, we demonstrate why trust and trace solutions are imperative across supply chains. We highlight the value of trust and trace and illustrate how distributed ledger technology can enhance and optimize existing business processes by bringing evidence through immutability and finality.
Fujitsu Track and Trust Services – one-stop support
We identify customer issues and consider the functions necessary to solve them. We quickly verify the effect by limiting the participating companies and departments, implementing MVP in the trial environment, and using dummy data.
Period: from 3-6 months
Based on the results of the discovery service verification, we pilot it into some of the actual operations and perform practical verification in a small-scale environment. We do this using the connection with the customer's existing business system and data, and implement and improve the necessary functions.
In co-creation with the customer, full scrum and agile, with two sub-phases, MVP Creation and MVP Scale out to production.
Period: from 3-6 months
We gradually improve functions and expand participating companies and departments while conducting actual operations.
We are flexible in responding to changes in industry trends and requirements, using discovery services as needed to achieve greater business value with our customers in Full DevOps mode and long-term engagements, where we grow together with the customer.
Period: from about 1 year
Fujitsu Track and Trust – working together to solve your business challenges
Respond to growing consumer awareness of business activities, products and services
Challenge: due to the growing awareness of environmental and social issues, attention has been drawn to corporate activities and production backgrounds. To improve brand value and customer satisfaction, it’s now necessary to show when, where, and how products were made.
Solution: by establishing traceability that connects information from raw material production, procurement, and manufacturing through to inspection, transportation, and over-the-counter sales, you can appeal to consumers who make product choices on environmental, sustainability, and social issues, as well as product quality.
Increased reliability and efficiency in trading
Challenge: in transactions such as international trade procedures, ensuring transaction reliability while delivering transaction processing speed and efficiency is an important factor in thriving in rapidly changing and highly competitive global markets.
Solution: ensure the visibility of trading processes and the automation of contract processes. Along with digitalizing transaction data, Fujitsu Track and Trust DLT enables tamper-proof, high availability data processing, bringing high reliability and efficiency to global transactions, as well as enabling cost reductions and cutting lead times.
Shift to a business model for a resource-recycling economy
Challenge: the conventional economy has been built on a one-way ‘linear’ system of raw material procurement, production, consumption, and disposal. But, with the increase in global initiatives and awareness of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), there is a need for corporate activities to realize a circular economy in which raw materials and products are recycled and reused, and raw materials and products are used without waste.
Solution: the creation of a highly reliable commercial transaction system that realizes resource recycling in the reuse of limited natural resources. Fujitsu Track and Trust DLT can build a trading market foundation that connects all parties to achieve the expansion and efficiency of resource transactions to deliver a resource-recycling economy.
Fujitsu Track and Trust
Fujitsu Track and Trust – solving customer challenges
Beer production meets 21st-century blockchain technology
‘’By connecting players across the beer supply chain to one secure, decentralized platform we can increase traceability and gather data that will help us to continue to grow the finest ingredients for our beers sustainably.’’ Erik Novaes, Vice President of Procurement & Sustainability, AB InBev
Transforming the $450 billion rice market
‘’Working with Fujitsu enabled us to remove the many barriers that have prevented transparent low-risk trading in rice. We now have a seamless, integrated, and robust platform where everyone can see the pertinent data and documents in real-time, making every step of the process more efficient and trustworthy.’’ Stephen Edkins, CEO, Rice Exchange
Delivering a trusted new source of water
‘’Fujitsu Track and Trust gives us a real-time view of production, including weighbridges, pumps and monitoring. Blockchain verifies the provenance. Usually, water would be certified at the source, but this approach means we certify at the purification units themselves.’’ Terry Paule, Co-Founder and CEO, Botanical Water Technologies
Bringing transparency to the fashion supply chain
‘’Fujitsu gave us a good insight into the possibilities and how others were using Blockchain. Blockchain is the basis of the whole tex.tracer structure. Once data is entered it cannot be changed. Even if a mistake is made you can add additional information, but the mistake will always be visible.” Bart Westerman, Co-Founder and CEO, tex.tracer
Bringing fertilizer trading into the 21st-century
“Fujitsu has proven itself to be experienced, robust, supportive, and open-minded making it the perfect global partner for projects of this nature.” Phil Sunderland, General Manager, Fertilizer Exchange
Beyond compliance: how your ESG strategy can supercharge your business
While the increased focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors create new compliance requirements for businesses, it is also an opportunity to create new value, drive efficiency, and maximize brand value. Sustainability agendas can be reframed as growth engines.
Why you should be building enterprise blockchain solutions with a purpose
Enterprise Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology allow that all stakeholders are looking at the same verifiable data, in real-time whilst accelerating the removal of friction and delays in the supply chain. However, this is not just about using technology, but about using it to bring security, transparency, traceability and finality to the ecosystem.
Building a sustainable business and ethical supply chain with blockchain technology
In this interview, Jolanda and Frederik De Breuck, CDO/CTO at Fujitsu Belgium and Head of the Fujitsu Track and Trust Solution Center, share the story behind the tex.tracer platform, how business and technology can serve as a force for good, and what the future holds for the blockchain technology forged by this partnership.
How can manufacturers become sustainable without traceability?
Enterprises acknowledge that being sustainable is no longer a cost of doing business, but is now a catalyst for innovation, and a source of competitive advantage. A new report from industry analysts PAC and sponsored by Fujitsu, raises the question – can Manufacturers really become sustainable, without traceability?
Fujitsu has been a premier member of the Hyperledger Project since its infancy and contributes to the development of the community.
As a member of the INATBA board of Directors, we provide advice to the European government and others.
Fujitsu is an Azure expert managed service provider. We have the technology necessary to build traceability infrastructure using the Cloud.
Combining our technical and consulting capabilities, we are providing advanced blockchain development platforms.