Enable trust and a good relationship with suppliers.
Monitor the volume of materials in the supply chain process.
Evaluate your supply chain concerning your own impact criteria or choose from the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
We can provide you with API’s allowing easy data transition to the platform.
Decentralized data entry
Suppliers get log-in data to their own surface of the platform and enter their data, which saves you time.
The owner of the data decides what information to share with partners and consumers. While you see all your data in the system, your partners see only parts of it. Thus, no one runs the risk to be cut out of the supply chain.
Nowadays, key stakeholders keep increasing the pressure on businesses to become more sustainable. With the AFTS platform you can finally achieve transparency in your supply chain and learn about the origin of your product, the people involved in the sourcing and producing processes, and the transportation ways your product took. With this information, you can identify weak points and achieve optimization towards sustainability and human rights and prevent your brand from bad press. Communicate your achievements with your partners and customers and enhance your image!
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AFTS which stands for Assured Farm to Shelf was founded in 2019 by four entrepreneurs who were following the passion to contribute to a greener society by finding a way on how to make supply chains transparent and thus allow enhanced sustainability. Today, the startup is complemented by experts so that AFTS consists of a highly professional team with a broad skillset.Get in touch!
Experts in supply chain management, consulting, blockchain, software development, and sustainability assure that the AFTS product is industry-oriented and designed to solve real-life issues in the business world.
We have served various clients and partners in different industries to help them become transparent, sustainable, and compliant. Each of our clients contributes to our vision of a world where products become greener, more transparent, and truly honest.
We operate in many different countries and track goods around the globe.
Andreas R. Hofmann
Andreas holds a diploma in business chemistry. In over 16 years of working for multinational companies, he became an expert in supply chain management across the board. He has a passion for sustainable supply chains and the goal to make them the standard in the industry.
Christoph has a doctorate in political science. He has more than 30 years of experience as a consultant in the process industry. Moreover, he is an active investor in innovative startups.
Christoph has a doctorate in molecular biology and has over 20 years of experience in consulting. His passion is innovations in the areas of sustainability, blockchain, and AI.
Christoph has a diploma in IT. He is a serial entrepreneur and absolute expert on blockchain and digital transformation.
Why do you use blockchain?
Blockchain is a cutting-edge technology that allows us to ensure trust between suppliers and buyers, as blockchain does not allow any manipulation of data. This is the main reason why we decided to integrate blockchain technology (Ethereum).
I have heard that blockchain is needing a lot of energy to run, is this true?
Many people mistake blockchain for bitcoins. Bitcoin is a part of blockchain like E-Mail is a part of the internet. Bitcoin indeed needs a lot of energy. Ethereum on the other side is only needing a very small part of what Bitcoin needs to run transactions. Soon this will be even smaller once the transformation from Ethereum 1.0 (Proof of Work) to Ethereum 2.0 (Proof of Stake)
Why do you use a public blockchain and what are the advantages in comparison with a private blockchain?
Technological developments such as public blockchain make it possible to provide information across systems in a trustworthy and non-manipulable manner. This principle helps to link private systems (like private blockchains) interoperable through a decentralized and independent entity. In particular, for permissionless information about sustainability along global multi-tier supply chains, public blockchain makes this information 24h/7d and 100% available, readable provided without any additional running costs.
I do not want to disclose my data and I am afraid to be bypassed in the supply chain by the buyer.
The person entering the data is the owner of the data. The owner of the data alone decides what information to share with customers, consumers, and partners.
In which ways does the AFTS solution save me resources?
- Companies can be onboarded quickly so that product routes and tracking can be started immediately – You save time.
- Relevant data is presented in a centralized way in one system only, for all departments, saving time for searching and duplicating Excel sheets.
- The solution enables strategic supply chain optimization, which allows cost savings in purchasing and protection against fines.
- The decentralized collection of data (input by suppliers) allows time savings for your employees.
What stands AFTS for?
AFTS stands for “Assured Farm to shelf” and expresses the founding idea: We want to enable companies to trace their products from their source, the farm, to the end product which consumers can find on the shelves. By doing this we allow companies to get to know their products and resources better, optimize them towards sustainability and human rights and share their story with their consumers through our consumer app.
Is it really true that ¾ of the founders are called Christoph?
Yes, that is true! Pure coincidence! ☺ We like that fun-fact.
What do I need to be able to use the AFTS platform?
First of all, please feel free to get into contact with us for a demo version anytime you want! We gladly show you the platform in detail.
Once you signed up with AFTS, it is extremely easy:
- Use it with any of your devices (Laptop, Tablet, Phone, etc.), You do NOT need any extra hardware
- You can log in from anywhere, anytime, as long as you have an internet connection.
- Integrate the data from your Systems, we provide you with API’s if wanted
- Get all additional supply chain data you need through self-onboarding of your suppliers
- Share data with authorities, suppliers, colleagues & consumers