Value Chain Supply Visibility & Traceability
Item level audit trail from farm to shelf
Compliance Profile & Proofs
Verified evidence of compliance to Standards & Legislation (RWS / RMS, EOV, etc.
Sustainability Impact Data & Proofs
Regenerative practices, GHG Reduction, Decarbonisation, Social impact
Transaction Data & Proofs
Automated Transaction Certificates for change in Custody status
Internal Enterprise Traceability & Content Proofs
Automated Content Claim
Value Chain Optimisation
Remove inefficiencies & Innovative Risk & Finance Instruments
Direct Farmer Incentives / Rewards
Replace Price Premiums
End-to-End Product Journey
Consumer facing Product Story

the benefits of virtual value chain integration

Virtual Value Chain Integration assures greater strategic alignment and operations visibility throughout the entire value chain segment under consideration. Together, these factors contribute towards an augmented and structured business intelligence, which in turn enables manageable controls that contribute towards increased efficiencies ensuring sustainable competitiveness.
value creation
Improved efficiencies within and between supply chain participants together with new business models and coordinated process innovation unlocks significant new value in existing value chains.
Is improved through real-time product and process information and competitive positioning of the products and production processes in the value chain with respect to consumers and their needs.
risk mitigation
Risks are identified, not only for the actors in the chain but for the chain itself. This enables the development and deployment of new innovative risk mitigation and insurance measures.
process innovation
Is dependent, amongst others, on reliable operations visibility with respect to on physical item handling events, process attributes, systems’ attributes and visibility on the progression of product items through the entire supply chain.
Relies on the sensitivity of an organisation towards  its impact on the planet, the people and the economy in the geographic footprint of its operations. Monitoring, recording and improving that impact is part of a value chain integration methodology and is measured and reported through the supporting global value chain visibility platform.
values alignment
Based on  forensically hard shared operations visibility across entire value chains, products and production processes and pricing models can be aligned with the values of the final off-takers and consumers.

why choose

Our service offering.
The VirtualRouteZ business solution supports the following offerings in the market.
Virtual Value Chain Integration
Compliance with standards, support and certification services
Visibility and traceability
Supply and demand coordination
Policy and fiscal development
and evaluation

how value

By linking primary production and products to intermediate products and eventually to consumer-ready products, VirtualRouteZ’s golden thread produces real-time forensically hard visibility audit trails across the full value chain, enabling innovative business models.

The industrial revolution heralded the advent of business models based on extraction and trade, often with exclusionary results for the margin-alised and uneven sharing of costs and benefits across what were then short value chains. This resulted in uneven value accumulation, with consequential growth in inequality.

This inequality was worsened by globalisation, where dominant firms have been able to control sections of longer value chains with the strategy of creating value through lower costs. The adoption of the SDGs creates an imperative for more inclusive and equitable sharing of the world’s resources, where value is added in sustainable ways.

This approach requires new business models based on integrated methods within and between value chains and regenerative production processes. These models have been constrained by traditional informa-tion management systems. With the introduction of collaborative business models and technology and improved tools for creating transparency and visibility.

Businesses can now move further along the digitisation maturity curve.

This creates the benefits of mutual-isation of costs, financial returns and information through participation in business ecosystems and networks supported by systems that create visibility built on operations visibility and traceability with near real-time audit trails of item handling events.

leather value chain

Integrated Value Chain Program (IVCP) for leather products.
Project with global brand that source leather from dorper sheep in Karoo (SA.)

the value stack

Traditionally, traceability across entire value chains deals with the physical handling of items and their chain of custody at specific locations from the point of origin to the final destination. In most cases, it only serves to authenticate and/or verify the presence of the item, mainly without forensically hard data.
The VirtualRouteZ visibility stack adds additional layers of visibility to the basic traceability audit trail, as required by the value chain participants and their stakeholders in the extended value chain ecosystem.
Traceability (location-based) forms the basis of the visibility stack. The VirtualRouteZ traceability audit trail is created and maintained on the basis of forensically hard data.
Operational visibility deals with process attributes (such as temperature, chemicals, energy source, etc) and product attributes (ingredients, grade, appearance, etc.).
Financial deals with true cost, fair margins, throughput and supply and demand coordination within entire supply chains.
Institutional deals with compliance to agreed standards, regulations and best practice guidelines within participating organisations and supply chains.
Environmental deals with compliance to agreed sustainability standards, regulations and best practice guidelines.

joining our
Integrated Value
Chain Program

Watch this short explainer video that points out some important considerations when you decide to join our IVCP.