Tracking ownership and duty paid status

Allied Domecq is a major producer of wine and spirits. Trials were undertaken with RFID within manufacturing and supply chain environments that successfully demonstrated the benefits that could be accomplished in a closed system.Under the “Chipping of Goods” initiative, another trial was launched. In this trial, individual bottles of spirits were labelled with a unique serial number encrypted in a two dimensional bar code. These bottles were packed into cases and their information associated with the unique case serial number. Then, the numbers for every case were associated with the RFID tag of the pallet, on which the goods were transported, enabling the movement of product to be tracked through the supply chain from one distillery to two distribution centres.
    
The aim of this trial is to provide evidence of ownership and duty-paid status and to trace the products across the supply chain to increase security.