Fairtrace - A Semantic-web Oriented Traceability Solution Applied to the Textile Traceability

Bruno Alves, Michael Schumacher, Fabian Cretton, Anne Le Calvé, Gilles Cherix, David Werlen, Christian Gapany, Bertrand Baeryswil, Doris Gerber, Philippe Cloux


This paper presents solutions that leverage SemanticWeb Technologies (SWT) to allow pragmatic traceability in supply-chains, especially for the textile industry. Objectives are the identification of the supply-chain, order management, tracking and problem reporting (such as dangerous substance detection). It is intended to be a generic platform supporting potentially any kind of industrial supply-chain, to be usable in harsh environments (mobile appliances) without any kind of communications possibility and to be fully usable to non-IT people, including for the modeling of the production processes. The developed solutions also allow the consumer to benefit from the traceability through information pages available by scanning the QR codes available on the finished products (clothes, clocks, etc.). This paper presents: i) the methodology applied to achieve those functionalities, ii) the design and implementation choices, and iii) the test results. The main value of this paper is the usage of the SemanticWeb in real-world industrial traceability solutions, which were tested in real supply-chains in Switzerland and India. The commercialization of the developed solutions is in preparation.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Alves B., Schumacher M., Cretton F., Le Calvé A., Cherix G., Werlen D., Gapany C., Baeryswil B., Gerber D. and Cloux P. (2013). Fairtrace - A Semantic-web Oriented Traceability Solution Applied to the Textile Traceability . In Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS, ISBN 978-989-8565-59-4, pages 36-45. DOI: 10.5220/0004440900360045

in Bibtex Style

author={Bruno Alves and Michael Schumacher and Fabian Cretton and Anne Le Calvé and Gilles Cherix and David Werlen and Christian Gapany and Bertrand Baeryswil and Doris Gerber and Philippe Cloux},
title={Fairtrace - A Semantic-web Oriented Traceability Solution Applied to the Textile Traceability},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems - Volume 1: ICEIS,
TI - Fairtrace - A Semantic-web Oriented Traceability Solution Applied to the Textile Traceability
SN - 978-989-8565-59-4
AU - Alves B.
AU - Schumacher M.
AU - Cretton F.
AU - Le Calvé A.
AU - Cherix G.
AU - Werlen D.
AU - Gapany C.
AU - Baeryswil B.
AU - Gerber D.
AU - Cloux P.
PY - 2013
SP - 36
EP - 45
DO - 10.5220/0004440900360045