What are the entry barriers for new members joining JuicyChain?
In terms of on-boarding the JuicyChain platform, an on-boarding manual is available, which will enable new members to join JuicyChain on their own account. This will likely be through the coding of an API (Application Programming Interface) that will enable existing ERP systems to exchange information with the JuicyChain platform.
However, if companies do not have sufficient IT capacity to integrate into the JuicyChain platform, The New Fork will be able to provide IT support based on an hourly fee.
What are the costs for new members joining JuicyChain?
The costs associated with joining JuicyChain and how these will be structured will be shared in a separate document. Send your inquiry by submitting our contact web form.
Will traders be able to join JuicyChain?
Under the lite (pilot) version of JuicyChain traders can currently join the platform as juice processors. In the future an additional space for traders can be created. While it is relatively easy to develop, it might come at an additional cost.
Will retailers be able to become a JuicyChain member as well?
The answer to this question will follow soon.
Can members be refused by JuicyChain?
How will JuicyChain support the increased adoption of sustainability by smaller farmers?
As new members join JuicyChain and by supporting increased supply chain transparency, JuicyChain will help to increase the demand for more sustainable sourcing down to the farmer level (including smallholder farmers). This is also supportive of the consumer trend of higher demand for products that can demonstrate transparency and a strong sustainability story.
However, while JuicyChain won’t in itself make the adoption of sustainability standards easier for smaller farmers, there is also an increasing trend towards the onboarding of smaller farmers into digital transparency platforms. JuicyChain has the potential to play a strong supporting role in the onboarding of smaller farmers into these platforms, increasing the return value for smaller farmers.
Can data be modified in the blockchain?
No, data in the JuicyChain is immutable. Once data is uploaded to the blockchain, it cannot be changed. Therefore if incorrect data is uploaded, it will remain in the blockchain. To correct these data, a new data entry is required.
How to deal with mass balance?
The approach to building sustainability in juice supply chains is often based on mass balance principles, which we acknowledge can result in a trade-off on full supply chain traceability. However, because of the way in which some juice supply chains are structured, particularly large volume commodities like apples and oranges, a mass balance approach is the best fit approach. Where juice is traded on a segregated basis in other supply chains (e.g. where volumes arrive in drums), traceability can be established on the basis of segregation.
The intention is that JuicyChain will be able to support traceability on the basis of segregation and mass balance, where applicable.
We are well aware that there is trade-off under either approach. We would like to work together with you on JuicyChain to find the best fit solutions.
How to deal with mixed ingredients?
How to deal with mixed batches?
Will JuicyChain also be used for other purposes than juices?
We are actively looking for new members to join our movement, and shape and further develop JuicyChain together as juice industry!