S.I.L.K (Shariah-Compliant ICT Logistics Kontrol
“ Halal Logistics ” Safety Halal of the Future
Halal by itself implies cleanliness and sanitary. However, both local and international’s Halal standardization is based on universal standard which befit Islamic law teaching about “Halal-Tayyib” that means approval of good, sanitary, clean, and safe things. The Halal Science Center determines to make Halal certificate trustworthy among consumers by developing HAL-Q System integrating Halal Standardization and universal’s; SOP, GMP, GAP, HACCP ect.
Halal does not only count the process of production but also include products supply chain, value chain, and logistics that involve packaging, transporting, storing, delivering, etc. All those processes are needed to make Halal until products get into consumers’ hands. Thus, Halal logistics presently becomes a factor of Halal standardization.
Halal Logistics System by the Halal Science Center
The Halal Science Center, Chulalongkorn University always sees the importance of Halal logistics both physical and information logistics. There is a say that good and strong information logistics can help reduce costs of physical logistics not less than 10 percent which will be a competitive advantage of entrepreneurs’ especially Thai ones whose physical logistics is as high as 20 percent of GDP. The Halal Science Center strongly believes that both types of Halal logistics will be increasingly important to markets and businesses in the near future. Thus, it has developed Shariah-compliant ICT Logistics Kontrol or S.I.L.K to cope with the development.
How does S.I.L.K system work?
First, a Halal enterprise sets up HAL-Q system in order to produce Halal-Tayyib food then applies for a Halal certification from involving Islamic organizations. Here, the Halal Science Center will come in to develop program and install it in tablets to detect HAL-Q system linking and sharing information between the enterprise and the Center’s staff which make the cooperation much more convenient for both sides. In addition, the Center has developed many ICT and logistics software programs to facilitate enterprises such as;
QCS (Quality Control System) is a program installed in tablets to detect HAL-Q system in enterprises. It consists of 6 modules divided into 2 parts, QSC v 1 and QSC v 2. The QSC v 1 is for scientists to detect HAL-Q system while the QSC v 2 is for involving Islamic organizations to check and certify a certain enterprise regardless it installs HAL-Q system or not.
CVS (Certificate Verification System) is a program to control data base of issued Halal certification from more than 500 Islamic organizations around the world. It consists of 10 modules using to examine Halal certification, Halal raw materials, and Halal products used in a certain enterprise. Furthermore, the Halal Science Center has developed module which links CVS with data base of more than 10,000 products that already passed the Halal Forensic Laboratory’s tests. This is considered the largest data base of Halal materials at present.
VCTS (Value Chain Traceability System) is a program consisting of 25 modules used to link supply chain and value chain which can give information about raw material sources, production lines, packaging, transporting, storing, delivering, etc. All this information helps facilitate traceability and make it convenient for consumers and enterprise owners.
HQRC (HAL-Q Quick Response Code) is a 2 dimensional barcode or a quick response code that the Halal Science Center developed to detect and follow up with Halal conditions (Najis- proof) along delivery process for products which passed HAL-Q system. Reading codes on a transportation trucks can be done through any mobile phones. Staff at S.I.L.K Center will decode for the callers who can easily and immediately proceed with their work. This innovation tremendously helps reduce operation cost and time that it won the best innovation award from World Halal Research Summit 2012 in Malaysia. Moreover, the Center has also developed QR code system to paste on Halal certificate and products labels for the convenience of on-line consumers.
HOST (HAL-Q Open Source System) is a program in an open source system used to administrate HAL-Q system linking point-to-point with S.I.L.K. The Center develops programs divided into different modules using ADempiere ERP and other ADempiere programs which greatly help reduce cost.
S.I.L.K. system and business advantage
Linking S.I.L.K. point-to-point with HAL-Q system creates trust among consumers and enterprise owners. In addition, it increases convenience, speed, easiness in operations and services while reduces cost and time.
The Halal Science Center, Chulalongkorn University is determined to lead all sectors of Halal business into the future world under our slogan;
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