Systems for tracking
products through supply chains range from paper-based records maintained by
producers, processors, and suppliers to sophisticated ICT-based solutions. In
addition to supporting product traceability, ICTs may also support data
capture, recording, storage, and sharing of traceability attributes on
processing, genetics, inputs, disease/pest
tracking and measurement of
environmental variables. A key success factor for a traceability system
is the capability to integrate and share information along the supply chain.
ICT represents a tool to overcome integration problems, data fusion and information
dissemination. In this paper we illustrate
the application of ontology as a tool to model business processes and
rules within an agri- food chain. The business case is represented by the
Bovlac project: a scientific and technologic platform to trace fresh cheese production.
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