FOOD & DRINK
HARNESS DATA TO BOOST EFFICIENCY
Processing raw material into food drives everything from logistics and office systems to harvest and production planning. Efficiencies can be gained through the utilisation of the right data solutions.
Through data and analytics every business in the supply chain should be working seamlessly together; growers should be able to match their output quality and quantity to manufacturers’ needs; manufacturers should be able to respond to changing demands from grocers and be confident that they can meet demand. The ability to share and take action from data is vital for on going profitability and operational success.
EXPLORE YOUR SECTOR
Produce needs to reach the processing stage in the right quantities at the right time. There also needs to be reliability that it is from the right source with supporting on-farm operational and environmental data.
By working closely together, the different members of the supply chain can quickly and accurately share this information and help to improve the efficiency and accuracy of processes throughout their operations.
Out-of-date information is meaningless. To be able to make accurate, proactive decisions, processors need to have 24/7 real-time data feeding the decision-making process.
The connection of systems and data between suppliers, processors and end customers is vital to allow real-time decision making.
A high level of attention is rightly given to compliance and legislation in food and drink processing. It is vital that legislation is adhered to from a health and safety point of view for the consumer, and from a business point of view to ensure reputational integrity.
The harnessing of data to assist internal audits and external manufacturer-specific product tests is vital to make compliance easily achievable.
By harnessing data throughout their business operations, food and drink processors can reduce delays in production, streamline management processes and improve product delivery. All of these elements being executed accurately, on time and without errors can directly impact an organization’s bottom line.
By employing digital tools and connectivity to improve various operational elements, all food and drink processors can improve profitability.
HOW HAVE WE HELPED A BUSINESS LIKE YOURS?
CONNECTING DATA YIELDS RESULTS
A global food processor that handles millions of tons of product daily relies heavily on data to provide sustainability and provenance insights.
With our advanced data & analytics platform, Proagrica merged masses of this unconnected information into a single, meaningful and integrated database.
The organization has simplified many of its processes and reduced costly errors. Deliveries of product that may have been recorded manually in the past—leading to errors and delay—are now automatically processed and acted upon immediately. The greater efficiencies and speed of operations has had a positive impact on the organization’s relationships with its suppliers and customers.
SHARING GOALS AND EFFICIENCIES
A Proagrica customer, specializing in grain handling and agency services, was finding it challenging to handle data from multiple applications and sources. The ability to work together and share information was being compromised.
An Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution was implemented, which enabled ‘islands’ of data to converge and be consolidated into a single platform. This integration meant data could be accessed, shared and used effectively.
Actionable insight into the efficiency of its supply chain partners was surfaced, meaning that benchmarking could be established. In turn, this enhanced productivity and efficiency—both internally and externally—across its whole business.