Sensor Based Intelligent Measurement and Blockchain in Food Quality Management

Şen G., MEDENİ İ. T. , Şen K. Ö. , Durakbasa N. M. , MEDENİ T. D.

International Symposium for Production Research, ISPR2021, Virtual, Online, 7 - 09 October 2021, pp.323-334 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-030-90421-0_27
  • City: Virtual, Online
  • Page Numbers: pp.323-334
  • Keywords: Blockchain, Digitalization, Metrology, Quality management


© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.Today’s information and communication technologies (ICT) which include interdisciplinary science integration, which meets applications in food manufacturing, are used for production processes and quality management. Food production and quality management are ever-developing together with the development of metrology, sensor-based measuring instruments, and ICT technology which is used to design for the evaluation. Quality management is starting from measuring the accurate and reliable data from the production. And it continues with the transfer/store of the collected data in a secure chain. The data that collected from the food production process transform an information by the processing operations that contain artificial intelligence or statistical prediction system which helps the decision makers in food production management. This information shared with the experts and quality managers for the monitoring the system. This sharing process need to be done in secure way to keep safe the system from foreign/internal intervention. Blockchain is a secured and distributed database solution that provides decentralized management of transaction data. Blockchain application structure focuses on three different structures: Blockchain ledger, Blockchain network and stakeholders. With the help of these structures, Blockchain applications have security, privacy, efficiency, performance, usability, data integrity and scalability features. With this study, we aim to further consolidate the quality processes by aiming to include the Blockchain technology, which has the specified features, with the quality processes. Our designed model encompasses; wireless sensor network (WSN) which using for collecting, processing the sensor-based measuring data of the condition of a food production facility, and distributing the information using by blockchain technology. This approach targets; higher secured monitoring system, progress further reliable quality management and efficiency.