Product Traceability using Chain of Custody

Product Traceability to Fiber Origin: The Sustainable Goal for All Brands

Traceability Benefits:

Centralize Supplier Information

Track Material Chain-of-Custody

Verify Supply Chain Transactions

Create a Compliance Certificate

Identify Supply Chain Risk 

Traceability throughout all tiers of the supply chain is a strategic initiative for fashion brands and retailers that provides clear visibility into every level of their multi-tier supply network. Supply chain transparency and the environmental impact of supply chain operations are highly-coveted data points that all companies want to measure and share with customers, partners, and corporate stakeholders.

This initiative has accelerated over recent weeks due to forced labor allegations in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region in China. Over 80% of Chinese cotton comes from this region. Recent legislation by the U.S. government seeks to prohibit the import of merchandise using inputs manufactured in this region.

Using a private blockchain, NGC's Traceability platform ensures that companies can track their product's chain-of-custody by storing the history of every transaction between all suppliers at every level.

Cotton Source > Yarn Spinner > Fabric Mill > FG Factory > Importer > U.S. Customs

Use anomaly detection, exception alerts, advanced analytics and proactive notifications to discover any unauthorized or prohibited suppliers within the supply network.

Associating environmental measurements for every facility in a product's journey, the digital thread of each product can also provide sustainability metrics. All industry leading fashion companies have CR goals to reduce their carbon footprint and improve their use of organic and recycled materials.  NGC's Traceability platform provides a method to achieve those goals.

To download our Supply Chain Traceability Product Overview