Netherlands-Based Ornamental Plant Industry Creates Supply Chain Monitoring System
The Florilog Foundation in the Netherlands is aiming at improving logistics for the country's ornamental plant industry - the biggest in the world. Industry players wanted an internet-based monitoring system for the supply chain using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking and tracing. Systems integrator Interaxi built the solution with the Microsoft Silverlight browser plug-in, Microsoft BizTalk Server RFID 2009 for the orchestration layer, and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 data management software. Users gain insights into where their goods are going, while the whole sector benefits from savings in operational processes from fewer errors to shorter lead times. The foundation hopes to add new features, including applications for ordering and transport management, while also extending its use to retailers at the end of the supply chain.