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May 11, 2020

Ownest extends its contactless logistics traceability solution to COVID

The current health crisis has considerably disrupted the supply chain sector and has revealed the importance of having protective masks and wearing them to ensure business continuity.

A player in logistics traceability and creator of a blockchain liability transfer solution, the startup company Ownest takes into account the concerns of supply chain professionals faced with the risk of epidemics.

Covid-19 being a particularly contagious virus, transmissible by inhalation of small droplets of contaminated saliva and capable, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, of maintaining its degree of infectivity on certain surfaces from a few hours to several days, an adaptation of the device was necessary.

In order to respect the rules of social distancing, from May 11, 2020, the official date of the progressive deconfinement led by the French government, the startup extends and systematizes the contactless solution.

From this date, it will be possible for field operators to transfer responsibility to two phones, as opposed to one before. All secured by SaaS codes.

The driver will therefore be able to use his own phone and limit potential external sources of contamination. Otherwise, a mobile phone will be made available with self-cleaning wipes.

During the shipment, the transmitter will be able to remotely scan the unique QR code appearing on the recipient's mobile phone. For his part, the recipient will only have to connect his phone and present the QR code to validate or refuse the transfer of goods and the responsibility linked to it.

As always, the application will allow logisticians to benefit from real-time visibility on all supply chain flows. So, it will be possible to know who is responsible for what, on all networks, whatever the link.

This will limit the disruptions inherent in the epidemic context and encourage a return to activity by limiting the risks at the end of the deconfinement.

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