A GIS BASED TRACEABILITY SYSTEM SUGGESTION FOR A PASTRY FIRM OPERATING NATIONWIDE
Logistics and traceability are important issues for big scale firms. Traceability is primarily viewed as a tool for the food safety by providing a mean for recall as well as proof for the authenticity of food, but it is also related to food quality. Maintaining the cold chain not only effecting the customer's preference and satisfaction but also the profitability, production and logistic costs for big scale firms especially producing perishable food products. Recently, the trend of utilizing GIS based traceability systems is increasing, which facilitates to minimize the production and distribution of unsafe and low quality food products. This paper presents a GIS based system enabling network analysis, which might be efficiently and effectively used in the firms operating in ready-to-eat pastry sector, intended to be used for full-automation through all the stages from production to retail was developed and a partial application was performed.