Integration of Internet of Things to reduce various losses of Jatropha Seed Supply Chain

Authors: S P Srinivasan1, J Anitha2 and R Vijayakumar3

IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

Publisher: IOP Publishing

The evolution of bio fuel supply chain has revolutionized the organization by restructuring the practices of the traditional management. A flexible distribution system is becoming the need of our society. The main focus of this paper is to integrate IoT technologies into a cultivation, extraction and management of Jatropha seed. It was noticed that major set-back of farmers due to poor supply chain integration. The various losses like information about the Jatropha seed availability, the location of esterification plants and distribution details are identified through this IoT. This enables the farmers to reorganize the land resources, yield estimation and distribution functions. The wastage and the scarcity of energy can be tackled by using the smart phone technologies. This paper is proposes a conceptual frame work on various losses involved in the supply chain of Jatropha seed.

Illustration Photo: Jatropha Seeds at Kula Agriculture Park, Maui, Hawaii (credits: Forest and Kim Starr / Flickr Creative Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

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