Solves “the last mile” for track and trace
Chicago, IL – February 12, 2018, EMNS, Inc, the providers of GSQA, the leading supplier quality management application, today announced that it supports Blockchain integration for supplier quality data. For manufacturers that wish to implement track and trace capabilities, GSQA provides a means to push those data to the Blockchain technologies using existing enterprise systems. This integration also enables small to medium supply chain partners to participate in Blockchain networks with only a browser.
“This integration provides a structured and secured means for manufacturers to gather supply chain quality data,” states Bill Benda, EMNS’ CEO. “Instead of having suppliers try to implement Blockchain technologies, all they need is access to a browser to enter material quality information. GSQA connects supplier quality data, as determined by the certificate of analysis (COA), with the financial transaction.”
Supply chain partners in existing business networks would use existing data exchange methodologies, such as EDI or other message sets, to get their information into GSQA. From there, GSQA provides a seamless interface to the distributed processing systems, known as fabrics, that govern how Blockchain applications run. Several fabrics such as Hyperledger are emerging in consumer goods, retail and a variety of manufacturing markets.
GSQA maps and translates disparate systems data to the various permissioned emerging Blockchain distributed ledgers. GSQA provides an interface with smart contracts. A smart contract is the codification of the business rules that implement transactions which are agreed upon by all network members through a process of consensus. Less sophisticated supply chain partners will not have to invest in new infrastructure and technologies such as REST APIs and JSON to participate in a Blockchain network.
About EMNS, Inc.
For over 20 years, GSQA, EMNS’ supplier quality management application, has provided operations, procurement and quality departments with digitally driven supply chain visibility, while supporting regulatory compliance. Delivered in a SaaS model, GSQA supports both global and regional manufacturers in automotive, food, CPG and chemical markets. The system typically pays for itself in less than six months by reducing inventory and streamlining supply chain operations. To learn more about GSQA, visit www.gsqa.com.