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Walmart food supply chain management

The modern food system provides access to fresh produce and exotic foods worldwide. However, tracing an outbreak can be difficult due to its complex network structure rather than a chain. Walmart has been looking into enhancing transparency and traceability within its supply chain for years but recently discovered Blockchain technology as a potential solution for tracing food items.

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Walmart has been attempting to increase transparency and traceability in the food system but has yet to be successful. An outbreak of a food-borne disease can take days or weeks to identify its source, making improved traceability essential for timely action and protecting farmers' livelihoods. Therefore, Walmart utilized a traceability system based on Hyperledger Fabric.

Walmart designed an application to streamline its processes. Data attributes were uploaded onto a blockchain system, and suppliers used new labels with a web-based interface.

Walmart is now tracing over 25 products from five suppliers using Blockchain built atop Hyperledger Fabric; these include mangoes, strawberries, leafy greens, meat and poultry (chicken/livestock), dairy products (yogurt/almond milk), as well as multi-ingredient items like packaged salads and baby food.


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