Our role is to help the industry overcome this complicated challenge, which no one company can solve themselves.
Improving transparency and traceability in the industry’s supply chains is a challenging but essential priority for the entire industry.
We identified two potential barriers to implementation:
The main technical barrier to this vision is the fact that the different information and traceability systems used by today’s value chain participants are not interoperable.
To assess this barrier, we set up the Technology Advisory Council that brings together the leaders of the industry’s more innovative solution providers. They have collaborated to build a basic Applications Programming Interface (API). The API demonstrates that different systems can be made to be interoperable. We plan to build on this demonstration and accelerate a move towards open systems.
Business Process Barriers
These barriers are much more fundamental than the technical barriers. The CGF can help to address them by providing global leadership and effective collaboration across the industry.