Due to growing global concern about environmental issues, traceability systems have become crucial in recent decades as a solution for controlling the origin, ensuring sustainable harvesting and marketing practices for forest products.
Its implementation, which is increasingly widespread in the timber management, has allowed the development of integrated technical solutions that serve as management tools to optimize the operation of companies and the administrative control.
Thus, along with the utility of verifying the origin of legal, responsible and acceptable sources, other practices related to the business management or commercial promotion of the products are added.
Despite this general acceptance of forest traceability systems, applications for this kind of activity had not been developed for the resin sector, which has some characteristics that are very different from those of the timber.
In SustForest Plus we have designed and developed a traceability system based on a client-server application for web and Android, which allows to document in real time the path of the resin from its extraction to the factory where the first transformation will take place.
This product traceability facilitates the accreditation of the origin of the resin and serves as a business management tool for first transformation companies, facilitating also the follow-up and closure of transactions between resin workers and companies.
The ResinApp system allows transformation companies to control and manage resin shipments at the time of loading, generating electronic delivery notes based on a QR code printed on the barrels of resin that control the traceability of the product to the factory.
The company administration receives the data of all the shipments of each resin worker in real time in a server, which will allow to monitor the information of the transactions and to incorporate it automatically in its accounting and management system.
This product contributes to the specific objective of 'Valuing the natural resins of SUDOE as a technological raw material in the new European bioeconomy', proving the effective link between the sustainably managed forest and the processing industry.