RFiD Discovery transforms management of fish boxes in French harbours in Brittany
RFiD Discovery tracks returnable transport items (RTIs) in French fishing harbours
Cornouaille is the largest fresh fishing area in France, representing one fifth of the national fishing industry. Fish markets exist in six of the seven harbours in the area, which are managed by the Metropolitan Brittany Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIMBO). This means the organisation is responsible for the provision, sorting, cleaning, storage and transport of the fish boxes.
- Reduce the loss of boxes (typically a third of the pool each year) and as a result minimise the costs of replacing them
- Ensure that there are always sufficient boxes available at the right place at the right time for fishermen and buyers
The integrated solution includes fixed and mobile RFID readers as well as the RFiD Discovery asset tracking software including mobile and web applications. This enables the harbour management to track and monitor the flow of reusable fish boxes and to access additional information within the supply chain to improve traceability of the fish itself.
"We are absolutely delighted that our RFiD Discovery system, provided through our parent company Paragon ID in France, is delivering such an effective solution for the CCIMBO and Cornouaille’s auction teams. This successful implementation highlights how our asset tracking system combines our industrial and technological expertise to provide complete traceability solutions which bring tangible value to the end user."
"Paragon ID's expertise in RFID technology and, above all, its agility in adapting its solutions to achieve optimal readings in a hostile environment containing a lot of seawater and metal have made it possible to carry out this project. This offers an undeniable technological, logistical and environmental breakthrough in the process of managing reusable boxes in the fresh fish industry.After four months of use, the results are very satisfactory: the boxes are returned, and the usage cycles are shortened. The middleware solution developed allows data to be processed and made available in real time, as expected by professionals.The standardised solution deployed by Paragon ID in our 6 auctions opens the door to potential management on a wider perimeter, particularly on a regional basis.”