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Traceability in logistics

Hello in this last post I want to talk about a tool and process that are very important when we are a producer of meet or want to export some aliments from a country to another.

The concept of logistics traceability refers to the possibility of identifying the origin and the different stages that a product goes through throughout the production process, as well as its subsequent logistics distribution until reaching the final consumer.

Therefore, a traceability system comprises a set of procedures that make it possible to know the location of a product in the supply chain at all times, as well as to trace its route or know in advance what path it will follow.

The European food safety regulation (Regulation (EC) nº178/2002, which establishes the general principles and requirements of food legislation, creates the European Food Safety Authority and establishes procedures related to food safety) obliges all those involved in the food chain to have access to a registration and identification system that allows you to “track” the product forward, backward and in the internal process itself (from the field to the table). This means having adequate records during all phases of the production process: from the arrival of raw materials to the departure of the final product and all the logistics that the cycle requires.

Manufacturers and consequently consumers benefit from the application of this tool.

Usefulness of traceability

– Build trust in consumers.

Traceability makes it easier to provide relevant information to the consumer about the

origin of the product and other important information (eg place of birth,

bait, slaughter or cutting of an animal, allergen content, organisms

genetically modified, …). In this way the producer or manufacturer achieves

build consumer confidence in their products.

– Cost reduction.

Apart from its importance in food safety, an adequate traceability system can provide relevant information to the company to optimize process control and internal management.

In addition, upon detecting any problem in any ingredient or process, an adequate traceability system will quickly locate the affected products and limit the repercussions. In this way, both possible personal damages to consumers and damages to the production company are avoided.

Traceability is an indispensable tool for food quality control, safety and quality.

Traceability kit

The company’s Traceability Plan must include the following aspects:

• Backward traceability.

• Internal or process traceability.

• Forward traceability.

• Lot identification and definition.

• Traceability of materials and objects intended to come into contact with foods.

• Procedure for locating, immobilizing and removing the products


In the livestock sector (cattle, goats, sheep, and pigs) there is an official database, called SITRAN (Animal Traceability System), which collects information about animals, their movements and the destination of the products and by-products that originate . SITRAN is not exclusive to the meat sector, but can provide adequate data to the company’s traceability system.


– Identification Document of each animal with its veterinary treatments, movements of entry and exit of the farm, etc.

Once the livestock arrives, the entry documents (as well as, where appropriate, the individual identification of the animals) and the transport documents with the numbers of the animals are checked and entered into a database.

Once the animals are slaughtered, the carcasses are labeled with the corresponding individual or collective information.

Each half channel or commercial unit will have sanitary marking and will be labeled with all the data related to thesource channel.


The half carcasses arrive from the slaughterhouses, are weighed and identified with new labels that add to the information that comes from the slaughterhouse, its weight and the date of entry into the cutting room.


Traceability is a tool of vital importance for the proper functioning of the Food Safety System and assumes that the origin and destination of a food product can be identified, as well as any of the phases of its production.

All food companies and operators: producers, processing industries and fruit and vegetable producers must have a traceability system adapted to their size and resources, which will have records, preferable but not necessarily computerized, that will guarantee the effectiveness of the system.

Here is a link about food traceability

Innovations – online logistics

In this Post I would like to tell you that when reading various information and documents I was able to find this that I found super interesting for the innovation of online logistics.

As we well know, logistics is one of the key elements behind the success of any eCommerce, and it is essential to be up-to-date as well as to know the projects that will revolutionize logistics in a country and in the world. Today for any company it is of utmost importance to improve its services and products, this requires more technology and dramatic changes every day to keep up with globalization and thus be able to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of customers who each day they are more demanding.

Electronic commerce or e-commerce basically consists of the development of market actions, sales, customer service, portfolio management, logistics management and, in general, all commercial events and information exchange carried out through the internet. It can also be defined as the financial exchange that is carried out, through the network, between subjects that may be at a great physical distance, and that generally takes place through electronic means of payment.

The advantages that are managed in virtual businesses are the globalized market expansion that is achieved, and the speed with which businesses are managed. Although customer relationships are interpersonal and can cause business complications, the use of new technologies and their innovation have created changes that have improved communication with the customer and the company.

Go ChainGo

ChainGo aims to revolutionize logistics through blockchain technology, especially focused on the sea transport of goods. Currently inefficient industry systems, based primarily on the use of paper documentation, involve bureaucratic processes that result in delays and penalties.

Through the digitization and real-time monitoring of document processes using the great security of the blockchain ecosystem, ChainGo customers will be able to digitally transmit, certify and sign documents, as well as carry out a complete monitoring of cargo, in addition to that the creation of your API your solution is ready to be integrated into the current systems of the companies, with an easy and efficient adoption.


Manzaning is a Marketplace that allows users to make weekly purchases of food and fresh produce in local stores and municipal markets with home delivery. It is positioned as a platform that allows the digitization of small businesses and municipal markets, reconnecting them with a young and digital user, which will allow them to regain competitiveness against large online players.

 Unmanned life

The latest innovation in online logistics in Spain comes from the Artificial Intelligence-based Unmanned Life software platform that offers mission-based automation in a precise, controlled and flawless manner. Its software allows to direct, coordinate and manage fleets of different types of robots simultaneously to achieve industrial applications.


Jamboard – A digital whiteboard designed to spark team creativity in real time, anywhere. With your creative drawing tools or your drag system from Google Drive or your own mobile, you can make work easier, achieve greater collaboration and save time and work.

App Engine, Compute Engine and Chat from Hangouts: with these three Google Cloud Platform solutions, applications can be developed to quickly provide assistance to a user with a damaged or defective product, or simply to keep track of products sold, thus How to create a way to contact the customer through a Google form.

Geomarketing, geolocation and secure tracking with Maps: By using the intelligence of google Maps in Geomarketing you can plan the geographical expansion of your company, by analyzing the number of early establishments or their product, as well as carrying out an analysis of consumption data and real-time sales, which can be automatically stored in G Suite spreadsheets.

record in logistics ThE biggest hospital in spain

Credits: IFEMA

Difficult but not impossible, It is here where I would like to mention the importance of logistics, it is present in our day to day, as the teacher said in class, our environment is surrounded by “logistics”. These days you can see how in several sectors the movement of goods from one place to another has completely stopped and in other sectors it has increased and you could say that they are almost scarce.

Ifema “is a true symbol of what we are capable of doing when we work together,” said King Felipe VI last Thursday, when I visited the site that has enabled the Community of Madrid, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Health in just 48 hours. Military Emergency Unit. Given the critical situation that exists in the health network of the capital.

The construction of this emergency hospital was promoted, aimed at the adoption of new measures in light of the rapid evolution of the pandemic due to the COVID-19 coronavirus in the Madrid region. A multitude of companies and organizations, both public and private, have collaborated in its construction, among them the Military Emergency Unit (UME) of the Ministry of Defence, or companies in the distribution sector such as El Corte Ingles, Ikea or Carrefour, committed to donating clothing. bed with which to cover the needs of this emergency hospital.

The provisional hospital was set up in just 18 hours by members of the Armed Forces.

The modular design of the IFEMA fair is important, as it will help expand the availability of beds if necessary. The structure is based on a central part for the infirmary with full availability of services, toilets and showers.

Pavilion 9 of 21,000 m2 has 15 modules of 50 conventional stalls for a total of 750 beds. Hall 7 has 11 modules for 550 beds and two ICU modules with 32 beds in total. These are the current numbers, but it is expected to have 4,500 beds in total over the next few days, with a “high percentage of ICUs”, according to the Madrid Minister of Justice. With the capacity to reach 5,500 beds if necessary, with a separation between beds of 3 meters.

In addition to medical care, the IFEMA campus will act as a warehouse, with medicines, supplies and an entire pavilion dedicated to supply management, also for other hospitals. Regarding meals, the person in charge will be the company responsible for catering at IFEMA, which already has previous experience in hospital care.

In conclusion, we can see that in times of crisis it is essential to have fast and extremely organized logistics, since in this case we are talking of saving millions of lives. In some publications and videos, it can be seen that with regard to the high costs, many of them collaborate with the product delivery management by donating and assuming the expenses corresponding to the steps that are necessary to supply the installation needs of the hospital.

Here some links about IFEMA

Some Knews link


The Australian company SwarmFarm developed a robot that can “scan” fruit trees, especially apple trees. The machine was conceived by SwarmFarm together with Green Atlas, a company specializing in fruit plantation management.

The robot can do autonomous flower counting and precision thinning operations on apple crops.

Some advantages of logistics in cultivation

By automating the entire cultivation process and collecting the largest set of production data, agricultural production will be drastically improved and cleaner and fresher products will be obtained.

In addition to ensuring that each plant grows in the best way from planting to harvest, this type of farm will provide local communities with the most demanded varieties of edible vegetables and herbs, very fresh and throughout the year, regardless of the limitations of seasonality and price fluctuations

By developing an autonomous system of mapping flowers and plants, combined with precision spraying operations “tree by tree”, it is possible to uniquely manage applications to precisely focus the variation within a plantation

Through this technology and logistics, they aspire to solve the three main concerns that are generally transmitted by the farmers who are part of the development of this system: the shortage of labour, the instability of the climate and the long distances that the products had to travel from the place from production to consumption.

It is here that I would like to mention on the subject of the last class “the Queue “, it is true, there are certain strategies and ways to prevent waiting lines from forming, as the professor mentioned, the rows are not necessarily reflected in people standing waiting in a physical place the wait may be given as in this case, one of the farmers’ concerns; the distances that have to travel a product and waiting for distributors or end customers for sale or marketing. In this case, with the machine that reads trees, one of the main objectives is to anticipate negative results due to climate change and avoid delays that may be caused by labour and other factors, resulting in queueing by the final consumer.

Nowadays the speed of the logistics incorporated with the technology and the cost is extremely important, so companies and producers are able to be competitive and be adapted to the speed of satisfaction that this new century demands.

In this link you can see more information regarding the changes that robots are making in agriculture.



Can bulls and cows fly?

Did you know that… Paraguay competes for international markets with livestock powers such as Australia, India, the United States and New Zealand. This sector is growing more and more. Paraguay has 14.3 million head of cattle, more than double that of the country’s habitants, and the investment of large producers in the last 30 years to improve the genetics of highly adaptable breeds has made it attractive to other countries as they must replenish or improve their bovine cabin.

That is why Ecuador set its sights on Paraguay, the country put cows to fly!! Almost 2,000 heads of cattle boarded to Ecuador, a country that is starting in the export market after the country’s declaration as FMD( Foot-and-Mouth Disease) free. Never before has an air transport of such volume been carried out: 50 bulls and 1,906 cows. About 680 tons of the finest animals of the four most prestigious breeds in Paraguay: braford, brangus, brahman and nelore.

This if we saw years ago you could say that it was something unthinkable, the transfer of animals by air is another proof of the importance of logistics for the production of raw material and its expansion. Today we can say that we are all connected and that nothing is impossible, the expansion of many countries and needs are covered thanks to efficient, fast and technology transfer. As we had mentioned in class, everything in our environment is logistics, it is part of our day to day.

While in my country I was able to participate in a part of the negotiation of the exportation of animals, initially the only thing that was in concern was in the fastest and easiest way they could do it so that the animals could reach their final destination. The most important thing that was discussed was the price and speed of travel. In several international meetings and concessions, they reached an agreement, when they told me that the agreement was to fly the bulls and cows, it was honestly nothing credible, but yes …

Animals can also fly!

Here is a link where you can see part of the experience of flying bulls and cows!!

Other animals / horses: