Barcelona, August 20, 2019.- The food supply chain is one of the first to innovate tracking processes, from origin to destination. It is a very sensitive industry in the manufacture of products, packaging, transport and distribution. Any failure can become food poisoning with tragic endings. For this reason, we have read an expert in this food industry and he tells us that one of the keys is to know how to process the large volume of data and make business decisions with them. The analysis was written by Harry Menear in the Supply Chain Digital magazine.
The food supply chain is one of the first to innovate tracking processes, from origin to destination. It is a very sensitive industry in the manufacture of products, packaging, transport and distribution. Any failure can become food poisoning with tragic endings. Read in: @softlogisticoTweet
Information is Power
The FMI’s Senior Vice President of Industry Relations, Mark Baum, published his list of the food retail supply chain trends that are defining the industry today. Baum notes that, across all industry supply chains, accurate and digestible information is the key to building successful customer relationships, and food is no exception. Customers are reportedly demanding to know more about their food: where it comes from, what’s in it and where it’s been.
He notes that, “according to FMI’s 2019 U.S. Grocery Shopper Trends report, the average shopper looks for six different claims on the front of the product package, and 70% say having ‘accurate information displayed at the shelf or with the product’ is very important to them.”
The On-Demand supply chain
With the rise of immediate, customer facing food delivery companies like JustEat and Deliveroo, the modern consumer has access to and expects more immediate returns from food supply chains than ever before. The Amazonization of last mile delivery culture means that food is capable of appearing on a customer’s doorstep within hours – or even minutes, if you use something like Postmates – of ordering.
Companies with agile, responsive supply chains are the ones Baum sees as thriving in this new economy of immediacy. “Our supply chain networks will need to become efficient and move faster than ever before, and we’ll see a continued collapse of cycle times as processes continue to get faster and smarter.”
Data, Data and more Data
The level of transparency and potentially valuable insights into supply chains that the data revolution has created are staggering. In the last three years, the amount of data generated in the world exceeded by a dramatic margin all the data previously created in the history of humanity.
Baum notes that, “tracking every case, pallet, vehicle, item and customer in the supply chain will continue to create a vast amount of data. This rich ocean of detailed data, plus years of transaction-level data, will provide the perfect evolutionary conditions for a whole new generation of machine learning and optimization.” The companies that can collect and collate the right data about their food supply chains are the ones that will see the most success going forward.
The level of transparency and potentially valuable insights into supply chains that the data revolution has created are staggering. In the last three years, the amount of data generated in the world exceeded by a dramatic margin all the data previously created in the history of humanity. Read in: @softlogisticoTweet
It’s up to the TMS software to meet the requirements of the transport companies and not the other way round
Consultants may define processes and business rules that our platform can turn into code, which allows us to quickly and robustly deploy new functionalities to meet the industry challenges.
On our part, we believe it’s up to the TMS software to meet the requirements of the transport companies and not the other way round.
Read the first part of Gatner Top Strategic Technology Trends for 2020 Trend No. 6: The Empowered Edge Edge computing describes a computing topology in which information processing and content collection and delivery are placed closer to the sources, repositories and consumers of this information. Edge computing draws from the concepts of distributed processing. It… Read more
Barcelona, January 8, 2019.- Gartner Technology Consultant is a source of information, recommendations, trends and resources that should always be taken into account by an information technology professional. AndSoft traditionally uses Gartner to learn: “Top strategic technology trends for 2020”. This is a 52-page document that we have summarized in 8 pages for two articles. In any case, we provide the web link to be able to print the entire document. In this first part, Gartner tells us about: Hyperautomation, Multiexperience, Democratization, Human Augmentation, Transparency and Traceability.
Indigo Software has published its trends in warehouses during 2020. For example, investing in a WMS will be increasingly common, flexible selection methods for multiple order profiles, greater efficiency in the management of Returns, delivery time becomes a competitive differentiating variable. A few years ago the warehouse was observed as a cost center in the supply chain. Today it is a strategic center, especially for sectors such as electronic commerce. Will these be the key trends for stores in the next twelve months?:
Predictions of technological innovations that will mature and converge to support greater resilience of the supply chain
Barcelona, Dec 4, 2019.- Supply chains already look at the technological trends that will be imposed in 2020. Apart from the uncertainties, from Supply Chain Digital, they advance in which variables we have to focus on the next exercise:
Mathias Maedge, IRU´S General Delegate to the EU, has published a reflection on innovation and safety, in the Intelligent Transport magazine. Technological progress involves collaboration, coordination with the institutions and that all transport companies can benefit. Below, we publish a summary of this analysis.
Is this true?: More than half of transportation and logistics professionals still use a pen and paper to manage their supply chain
In the era of the Blockchain, the safest Internet 3.0 ever created, we find logistic realities hard to believe. A study by Business Insider Intelligence magazine says: More than half of transportation and logistics professionals still use a pen and paper to manage their supply chain. Below we publish a summary of this research and each reader will know whether or not it happens in their logistics facilities.
Your carrier or logistics company has decided to hire a TMS (Transportation Management System). Or else, already has a Transport TMS but needs to switch to one that adapts better to your company’s needs. AndSoft has drawn up ten tips to guide you through the selection process.
AndSoft selects the best experts and experts in Software applied to the Supply Chain. Specifically, to the TMS for transport and logistics. Today’s analysis confirms that the developers’ work in assuming new technologies, such as the Blockchain, for transport. We recommend a careful reading of the details in the market opinions.
The debate on what will be the SCM 4.0 has been treated in the last three years with more studies, congresses, success stories, trends, etc. Surely each company has designed how to digitize its supply chain. For this reason, we highlight the reflections of a great expert and the possible SCM 4.0, seen by a great consultancy. Both materials are interesting to read and understand before we all start talking about SCM 5.0.