IBM System Monitors Food Supply Chains in China

Source: PCWorld

IBM is helping a Chinese state-owned firm to monitor food safety in the country, by building a new system meant to prevent tainted products from being sold to consumers.

IBM said on Thursday it developed the system with Shandong Commercial Group, a company with more than 70 of its own “Inzone” large retail stores in the country. The 195 million yuan (US$30.5 million) system will allow the Chinese company to track food products across the supply chain, from farms up to retailers.

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