Food & Agriculture

End-to-end Food & Beverage supply chain, including agriculture, processing, distribution, and retail

Pallet-level Monitoring – Part One

Pallet-level monitoring enables a more intelligent approach to distribution—Intelligent distribution and FEFO inventory management (First Expired, First Out)—as well as providing the data needed to optimize end-to-end processes for maximum shelf life. Implementing these approaches can cut losses in half for retailers and growers.

Measuring Produce Freshness: Part Two – Meeting Customer Requirements

Improving produce freshness and quality requires a system bringing together the end-to-end temperature history of each pallet, knowledge of the temperature response of different varieties, capabilities to match each pallet’s condition-based expiration date with different customers’ requirements, and finally, prescribing simple actions to workers and supervisors to ensure the best match between remaining shelf life and customer need.

Measuring Produce Freshness: Part One – Ensuring Delivered Freshness

Freshness ‘blindness’ causes a lot of waste in produce supply chains. Here we explain the role of the Condition-based Expiration Date–a critical element to solving this problem. We look at what it takes to create a reliable and accurate algorithm that models deterioration of different varieties of produce exposed to different temperature histories.

Preemptive Freshness Management: Part One – Empowering Workers to Improve Delivered Freshness

Preemptive Freshness Management takes a proactive approach to reducing waste and spoilage in the produce supply chain, from grower to retailer. A process model that incorporates product characteristics, customer requirements, and resource constraints–informed by continuous situational awareness–provides field, packhouse, and DC workers with early warnings, clear guidance on goals and tradeoffs, and prescriptive corrective actions to maximize freshness and minimize loss.

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