Prof. Yandra Arkeman Explains the Importance of Developing a Halal Logistics System 5.0

Halal Science Center (HSC) Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) IPB University held the 2nd Webinar series with the theme "Halal Traceability Systems (HTS): From Manual to Smart Blockchain", (30/11). This activity is intended for students and the general public regarding a good halal logistics system.

Prof. Yandra Arkeman, IPB University Lecturer from the Faculty of Agricultural Technology as the main speaker explained that the weakness of the halal logistics system is the absence of traceability aspects. There is no tool to check halalness intelligently and quickly. The existing information system is also still semi-automatic. The degree of automation and digitization is also relatively low.

"So we must digitize along the supply chain. There are three strategies that can be applied, namely improving the traceability system with blockchain, increasing blockchain intelligence and integrating blockchain and smart devices with artificial intelligence," he explained.

According to him, in the era of industrial revolution 4.0/5.0, the halal product transaction recording system must have 3T characteristics, namely reliable, transparent and traceable.
"The technology that offers these characteristics is blockchain. This is because data is stored and connected to each other. Data can be secured with a cryptographic system so that it cannot be hacked or falsified," he explained.

In the future, he said, the halal blockchain system is synergized with artificial intelligence. So that data storage is more secure and can be integrated with other technologies.
"Not only does it have a recording system, but it has a smart end and is able to connect data in artificial intelligence and blockchain. In the future, besides 3T, we want an energy-efficient system or green technology called the traceability system of the future," he said.

The current form of blockchain system, he continued, is not the final form. There are other forms such as quantum blockchain that are still being developed.
"This blockchain system is relevant because it prevents irregularities and counterfeiting as well as pollution in food products. This is important in ensuring halal food safety," he explained.

He explained that the challenges that are often encountered in developing this halal blockchain system are in the form of technology, mindset, skills and experience, as well as infrastructure and regulations. In supporting its implementation, IPB University through HSC has conducted research and development of this halal blockchain system with related institutions.

"Later, a halal blockchain system 5.0 will be created as expected," he said. (MW/Zul)

Published Date : 01-Dec-2022

Resource Person : Prof Yandra Arkeman

Keyword : Halal Science Center (HSC) LPPM IPB University, halal logistics system, IPB University Lecturer