Industry Solutions

Each industry has unique business needs for transparency and traceability based on the shape of its supply chain, customer expectations, and relevant government regulations.

Consumer Packaged Goods

The CPG industry has a sophisticated, multi-tier supply chain that incorporates millions of farmers and many thousands of facilities. The sector is subject to strict regulation to assure food safety and public health and the food industry needs to be able to conduct targeted, rapid recalls of contaminated food. Consumer expectations for transparency are increasing rapidly as awareness of social, ethical, and environmental issues within the CPG supply chain fuel the rise of the conscious consumer. Brand managers need a comprehensive transparency solution that works alongside their existing ERP systems to improve supplier compliance, reduce risk, improve operational efficiency and allow them to deliver a next-generation consumer experience.

PCN's Value

  • End-to-end visibility and transparency

  • Product lifecycle traceability

  • Evidence-based compliance tracking

  • Operational efficiencies

  • Increased business resiliency

  • Easy compliance with new and emerging regulations, e.g. FSMA, FDA New Era

  • Enhanced consumer engagement and insights

  • Rapid recall

  • Digital disclosure

 
Footwear & Apparel

The footwear and apparel industries have struggled for years to make their complex, global supply chains more transparent. Brands want to eliminate PR black eyes and provide proof to consumers of ethical, environmental sourcing. As consumers vote for brands with their wallets, they strongly favor companies who can show evidence of responsible operations; Sustainably-grown cotton harvested by properly paid, age-appropriate labor, synthetic materials created with a low carbon footprint, and leather that comes from cows raised on land not created through deforestation.

PCN's Value

  • End-to-end visibility and transparency

  • Product lifecycle traceability

  • Evidence-based supplier compliance

  • Reduced supply, financial and reputational risk

  • Operational efficiencies

  • Inventory management

  • Dispute resolution

  • Enhanced consumer engagement

Construction & Housing

Construction is a labor- and materials-intensive sector that is under extreme pressure to deliver affordable housing at scale. One of the key methods being used to control costs, reduce waste, and streamline the construction process is to introduce full traceability. Transparency also makes it easier to understand the environmental impact of construction and to gain certifications such as LEED.  

PCN's Value

  • End-to-end visibility and transparency

  • Operational efficiencies

  • Materials efficiencies

  • Reduced waste

  • Lower production cost

  • Environmental assessment

Aerospace & Defense

When building mission-critical equipment such as tactical aircraft, launch vehicles or orbital payloads, it’s essential to validate the origin and authenticity of every single component. The resiliency of warfighter assets depends on transparency in the supply chain, helping to certify the provenance of materials and confirm they have not been tampered with prior to assembly.

PCN's Value

  • End-to-end visibility and transparency

  • Product lifecycle traceability

  • Supply chain security and resilience

  • Product and asset resilience

  • Rapid counterfeit detection and mitigation

  • Evidence-based supplier compliance

  • Component authenticity

  • Operational efficiencies

  • Inventory management

  • Risk mitigation