Starting week 3 of winter quarter, the Zorzal team is very excited with where the project is going. We had an in-depth partner call with Zorzal CEO Charles Kerchner earlier in the week, during which we discussed the cost of implementing the web app, the boxing process, Zorzal’s infrastructure, the actual barcodes, and the software that would be a part of our project. This information helped us all gain a better picture of the overall project, and how we can best serve the interests of Zorzal.
Charles wants us to create a web app system that can track at which farms cacao shipments were produced throughout each stage in the fermenting, drying, and packaging process, updating an online database with the dates and times each particular shipment moves through the supply chain. Additionally, Charles hopes to have a way for his clients to scan and access the barcode eventually so that they will have access to information about his shipments as well as future capabilities for the app like updating temperature and moisture data. At this stage we have decided that we need to define a minimum viable product that is feasible to create in the next few quarters that will also add value to Zorzal’s process.
With this in mind, we would like to implement a barcode tracking system that updates date and time of each shipment with the capability of adding other data in the future by the end of the year. For this quarter, ambitiously, we are hoping to have a back-end database up and running and the ability to manually enter data to see how information is being stored in the database as well as a symbology for encoding information in barcodes.