Jose Antonio Salazar Vigil, Business Development Director
The food and beverage industry is home to ever-demanding track and trace compliance requirements due to the sensitive nature of products transported and their direct correlation with human health. For a food manufacturer, compliance challenges increase further when the products are shipped across different parts of the world. As they have little idea about the new regulations hitting the market, compliance management becomes a moving target.
3Keys is a seasoned consulting and solutions company on a mission to help companies create a safe and sustainable track and trace environment for its clients and consumers. The company achieves this feat through its specialization in track and trace solutions for the food and beverage, FMCG, pharma, and tobacco, among other industries. The company differentiates in the market with its unmatched hands-on experience and expertise in compliance management from the consulting and solutions perspectives. “We help food and beverage companies mitigate business risks due to non-compliance and enable them to make the most of the opportunities to get the best results,” says Ulrich Schild, Sales Director, 3Keys.
Traditionally, food and beverage companies burn their fingers trying to solve their track and trace problems on their own.
They end up either selecting the wrong technology platform or taking onboard an implementation partner who takes a one-size-fits-all approach to set up the technology solution. Consequently, they create more problems for themselves.
Coming to the aid of such organizations, 3Keys (3keys.com) offers Kvinta—a platform that addresses the traceability and serialization needs of businesses—and SAP solutions that customers can install either completely or just a part of it in a customized fashion. Kvinta can be implemented as part of the existing business systems or as a standalone system. 3Keys’ consulting strategy revolves around guiding its clients to fully understand legal requirements in order to scope the implementation project in a seamless manner. The company’s technology implementation services are not only budget-oriented but also best-in-class. So clients can achieve high tracking and traceability prowess as per global standards. The company stresses using blockchain and AI to modernize the food and beverage industry and access the traceability information in real-time.
As track and trace remains an extremely time-sensitive business function due to the strict deadlines set by the regulatory bodies, 3Keys enables its clients to stay one step ahead of the challenges through its unique combination of technology and regulatory knowledge and skills. “We clearly understand the nuances of the new regulations and customize the track and trace solution based on the unique market requirements for our clients. This transparency gives people the opportunity to control the authenticity of the products, saving time and cost in a big way,” says Jose Antonio Salazar Vigil, Business Development Director, 3Keys.
Ulrich Schild, Sales Director, Stepan Lialine, Pavel Kanskov and Philipp Köhler, Managing Directors
One market that 3Keys plays an important role in is Russia. Backed by a proactive team of experts located in Moscow and speaking the local language, 3Keys is extremely fast in understanding the requirements and preventing the loss of information due to translation. 3Keys also offers services that allow them to directly interact with authorities on behalf of its clients. The complete understanding of these complex requirements allows 3Keys to close any technical gaps it finds within an audit report. As Russia gears up to begin new regulatory initiatives for water, beer, and dairy products, 3Keys is working very closely with the Russian Government to conduct experiments for the quality of the overall delivery of the commodities.
With a truly global outreach, 3Keys guides its customers to fully understand the legal requirements for a product to be released in a market. Having technologies such as blockchain and AI-powered solutions in the pipeline, 3Keys aims to modernize the food business models for real-time traceability of the information in an end-to-end manner, from manufacturing to shelves in the retail outlets.