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Build product scenarios

You can use the Product scenarios tool (in the Onboarding module) to identify key data points for your organization to upload to IBM Food Trust™. Each product scenario that you create is an instance of your supply chain product process maps.¬†Your process maps can range from simple to complex, depending on the scale of your food supply chain and the quantities and complexities of your products.


Before using the Product scenarios tool, you must complete the following steps to register assets for your organization:

Usage notes

Consider the following usage notes when using the Product scenarios tool:

  • The most basic product scenario that you can create requires one Commission Event and one Aggregation Event.
  • You can click on any event to edit the event.
  • When you upload the same scenario data multiple times, it is replaced, not appended. You can therefore use these uploads for test data.

Example scenario

The following screenshots demonstrate building a product scenario from a baby spinach supply chain process map. After you define the product, you can add ingredients, raw materials, and semi-finished products, facilities, and events data. Your endpoint is a complete end-to-end scenario containing data points for the product.

Start with a supply chain process map, as shown in Figure 1:

Figure 1. Baby spinach process map Process map

Create a new product scenario by opening the Onboarding module and selecting the Product scenario builder. Then click the + New product scenario button as shown in Figure 2:

Figure 2. Product scenario Product Scenario

Start creating the scenario by adding the applicable registered facilities and products, as shown in Figure 3:

Figure 3. Scenario facilities and products Facilities and Products

Add a Commission Event for the product (Figure 4):

Figure 4. Scenario Commission Event Commission Event

Continue adding events to the scenario according to your process map (Figures 5 and 6):

Figure 5. Scenario Observation Event Observation Event

Figure 6. Scenario Transformation Event Transformation Event

This product scenario ends with an Aggregation Event—shipment to the retailer.

Figure 7. Scenario Aggregation Event Aggregation Event

You can now upload this scenario data to IBM Food Trust, and download XML files for this scenario to use as an XML template for automation.

Figure 8. Upload data and save XML Upload data and save XML