Embrapa, a Brazilian state research company, created in partnership with Siena Company, a Brazilian startup, has created a package that delivers active and intelligent solutions in one shot, according to a report in the Internet of Packaging journal, AIPIA’s partner in the country. Through software created by Siena for smartphones, QR Codes embedded in Embrapa’s packaging and low-cost sensors with nanotechnology and artificial intelligence, the solution favours both companies in the supply chain and end consumers, ensuring the food safety and quality, for nearby markets and even exports. RFID can be integrated within this solution.
OEM companies in the high-tech industry place high demands on their suppliers regarding the quality of packaging, to make sure their fragile and valuable components are delivered in perfect condition. In order to protect products, avoid defects and delivery problems, nowadays customers more oftenly specify in advance which packaging should be used. Because advanced packaging solutions are expensive, the use of durable returnable packaging (for multiple use) is recommended.
Food producers and retailers are piloting a solution from Detego that utilizes RFID technology to gain insight into when fresh and perishable foods were packaged, shipped and sold. The aim is to reduce food waste and ensure an efficient supply chain and accurate shelf inventory levels, as well as enable faster and efficient recalls, according to a recent report in RFID Journal.