Supply Chain DATA EXCHANGE
on your own terms.

Communicate your impact throughout your whole supply chain as easily as never before.

Secure preferred pricing for a proof of concept in exchange for your business input.

from EUR 3,000*

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*based on complexity. Includes needs assessment, implementation, live testing, KPI definition and measurement, and costs-benefit analysis.

Communicate your impact throughout your whole supply chain as easily as never before.

from EUR 3,000*

Price:

LEARN MORE

*based on complexity. Includes needs assessment, implementation, live testing, KPI definition and measurement, and costs-benefit analysis.

Secure preferred pricing for a proof of concept in exchange for your business input.

Grow your sales

Free up capacity,

lower your overhead

Reduce compliance

and safety risks

through transparent reporting based on order-specific data points

through accelerated processes

through deep supply chain visibility

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 872336.

TURN YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN INTO A VALUE CHAIN.

.certBLOC is the flexible tool to communicate data from and to every single supply chain partner, across corporate and industry boundaries.

Discover our most popular use cases below! Do you have a different idea in mind? Then get in touch with us to discuss how .certBLOC can improve your bottom line!

CARBON FOOTPRINT

You already know the impact of your own operations. Extend your assessment to your whole supply chain.

QUALITY CONTROL

Assess quality risks by collecting laboratory testing data by suppliers and external labs along each step in your supply chain.

PROVENANCE

Connect your customers to your product emotionally by narrating its journey—individually for the very item they hold in their hands.

VENDOR COMPLIANCE

Trace your supply chain ESG compliance on a batch level and in accordance with local supply chain due diligence laws (e.g., LkSG).

ANTI-COUNTERFEITING

Validate product batches against their recorded and authorized journey. Spot irregularities and take swift action before they reach your customer.

SUPPLY CHAIN INTEGRATION

Connect your ERP data with those of your supply chain partners. Get the big picture of hot spots for value chain improvement.

78 %

OF FIRMS VIEW SPEED AND QUALITY OF INFORMATION AS "(VERY) SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS"

OF CONSUMERS DESIRE MORE INFORMATION ON THE PRODUCT'S JOURNEY AND IMPACT

> 50 %

WHY .certBLOC?

Unlike other approaches toward supply chain traceability, we have solved the conflict between data sharing and protecting proprietary data and anonymity.

.certBLOC makes it as easy as possible for suppliers to communicate order-related data to all direct and indirect supply chain partners. End-of-chain manufacturers and traders now have an efficient way to monitor relevant information and act on order-level supply chain visibility.


The best part: your data never leaves your own system until you decide granularly for each party which part of your dataset you want to disclose.

Practice traceability

Gain clarity

Measure

in a controlled environment and with our tight collaboration

over your needs and wants

your savings potential

WHY BECOME A PROOF-OF-CONCEPT PARTNER?

A SIMPLE SOLUTION FOR COMPLEX CASES.

Suppliers are afraid to disclose information they consider proprietary.

Our solution: Strip what's proprietary, share what delivers value, and let the supplier decide which is what.

Simple setup
without locally hosted components.

.certBLOC comes as web app with no installation required.

You decide which data you need.

No matter if carbon footprint, ESG certificates, production and logistics timestamps, or anything else: .certBLOC can capture any data you request.

Privacy controls

for each supply chain partner.

Individually decide what to share with each direct customer, each indirect supply chain partner, and the general public.

No preliminary supply chain mapping.

You don’t need to know your

suppliers' suppliers in order to understand your product's journey. Our approach follows the purchase orders of your components instead.

Based on open-source software.

Built on our open-source supply chain information system Dibichain, you avoid any vendor lock-in and stay open to third-party extensions.

Reliable, secure and

protected from data alteration.

Runs on blockchain with self-sovereign identity (SSI). Your data never leaves your local system until you share it with someone directly.

FANCY A TRY?

Get a proof-of-concept for your real orders,

with zero impact to your existing systems.


We jointly assess your business case, implement .certBLOC in the chosen use case, define and measure the relevant KPIs, and test the solution with your real orders in a controlled environment.


In the end, we will identify your savings potential and implementation effort. This will help you gain clarity over your needs should you decide to roll-out .certBLOC on a broad scale.

BECOME A PARTNER

OUR PARTNERS' VOICES

Traceability is the logical next step for sustainable supply chains. It doesn’t only deliver value to a single company, but should be phased in for the whole sector!

Felipe Carrasco Torres, AEI Textils

A tool as convenient as .certBLOC makes the difference for success in the supply chains of tomorrow.

David Knauer, CHAINSTEP GmbH

.certBLOC could really put SMEs ahead of the game when it comes to delivering meaningful data to their customers.

Enrico Venturini, Next Technology Tecnotessile

FOUR STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL POC

Frank Kottler

on a mission toward sharing,

not extorting information

Mark Hebbel

Architecture Lead

MY PERSONAL TAKE

For years, I have been supporting industries like textile & clothing or aerospace & defense to access manufacturing, logistics and ESG data in their deeper supply chain. We have asked suppliers to ask their suppliers to ask their suppliers. We have invented supplier and supply chain certifications. Supply chain management systems. Supplier codes of conduct and third-party assurance.

It still doesn't work.

Time to change our way of thinking.

Time to return data sovereignty to the suppliers, to provide a simple order reporting tool and to let customer demand and the free market do the rest.

Lead Ideator

MADE POSSIBLE BY

>20y systems integration in digital supply chains

5y SSI and blockchain dev. for consulting clients

Attila Aldemir

Lead Developer

6y frontend dev.

in B2B apps

Nisha K. Singh

Frontend Magician

If you are unsure: most likely yes! .certBLOC is the most flexible, lightweight solution we know on the market.

Built for SMEs who need to compete with the big players.

Let's chat!

IS THIS FOR ME?

+49 40 228 678 920

frank.kottler@chainstep.com

Max-Brauer-Allee 46

22765 Hamburg, Germany

.certBLOC is a product of

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