SPHERE

Reasons and Principles

Today, halal food market is sizing up to 150,000 – 200,000 million US dollar from 25 percent of the world population with the approximated growth rate of 6.3 percent per year during 2013 – 2018. Halal economics is divided into three main categories which are food, tourism and finance.

Thailand has been aware and focusing on both halal production and service in the last 3 – 4 years, however it still lacks several factors that could be the driving force of production, processing and exporting of halal food. The factors are such as, the lack of halal supply chain system for industry to use in supply chain management, the lack of system planning and standardized halal certification system. These factors once developed should increase competency of almost every department related, which in consequence will help drive and direct this industry which is news and has no clear direction to be able to rival among other advanced industries.

For this reason, Chulalongkorn Halal Science Center see the opportunity and invent System Protocol for Halal Electronic Resources Exchange a.k.a. SPHERE to help increase Thailand’s halal industry’s overall competency within IMT-GT, GMS and ASEAN areas. Therefore, SPHERE system will cover resources exchange from tip to toe.

Developed System

Halalthai.com

The website www.halalthai.com was established to collect necessary data from various departments for the main purposes of online halal product verification and registration to facilitate both consumers and producers along with other associated departments and provide the accurate and correct information for visitors.

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Auditor Checklist System

Auditor Checklist System is a mobile integrated application for auditors that provides the tool to evaluate and certify halal product proposals. The system collects data and documents which are related to the proposal in-check.

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H-Apps

Halal Application or H-Apps is the application that gathers halal-related applications distributed in Thailand. The application helps update information, knowledge and provides access to other beneficial halal services.

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H4E Application

Chulalongkorn Halal Science Center formulated the food additive search system in form of an application to help users search for food additive used in current halal industry, and further provides scientific data and knowledge.

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Halal Ingredient System

Halal Ingredient System functions as search engine of any halal certificate for every product and manufacturer in the market. The app is applicable for both phone and tablet for ease of access.

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Halal Scan Application

The application that allows user to check on the status of any halal mark on any product by just scanning it with the application on. The application will then link the number to the database derived from Central Islamic Committee of Thailand.

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Halal Certification System

Halal Certification System lets user learn about the processes required for halal certification and halal mark request, plus it contains the document preparation function that assemble the paperwork for the user.

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Auditor Assistant

Auditor Assistant is the application that is developed for auditor in order to help in their process of halal standard verification and certification.

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API

SPHERE API is the network channel for system and application developer that shares database and structure of the application. It shares data used and gathered by “System Protocol for Halal Electronic Resources Exchange (SPHERE)”.

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Training

On Friday 27th April 2018, Chulalongkorn Halal Science Center Chiangmai Office organized a training session under the topic “How to use Auditor Checklist Application and Website” which is one of the system under System Protocol for Halal Electronic Resources Exchange, SPHERE, connected with SILK and halal standard, HAL-Q to improve Thai halal’s competency in IMT-GT, GMS and ASEAN areas on the 3rd floor of Chulalongkorn University Chiangmai Campus. The training was attended by Islamic Committee of Chiang Mai Province

On Saturday 5th May 2017 staff from Chulalongkorn Halal Science Center Chiangmai Office and programmers organized an outside training in Mae Hong Son at the Office of the Islamic Committee of Mae Hong Son Province on the topic of “How to use Auditor Checklist Application and Website” to announce and recommend the usage of both sources.

On Saturday 1st December 2017, In Betong Halal International Fair (BHIF 2018)” in Piyamitr 3 meeting room at Grandview Hotel Betong, Betong, Yala, Mr. Charit Sumhem as a lecturer in the workshop taught a lesson on the topic “Application of Information Technology, Application and Innovation to Build Database and Manage Halal Certification Request in Southern Districts of Thailand” with Mr. Nattawit Saenpanya, programmer of SPHERE system, as Lecturer Assistant.The session includes the talk about the processes of Auditor Checklist application and one-on-one training to make sure that the attendants understand. The training session received bountiful attentions from the Islamic Committee from 4 provinces, Yala, Pattani, Songkhla and Narathiwat.