In the current situation, it’s easy to assume disruption caused by COVID-19 triggered problems in the supply chain. However, it is not necessarily the virus causing these problems; it’s the changes in shipping and purchasing behaviors. That’s right—consumers still control the flow, and when shipping food, consumer changes in demand will have resounding effects on the ROI of your systems. Such effects compound when highlighted by a crisis.
Causes of Delays and Bottlenecks
Visibility Is Paramount to Shipping Food Safely
How to Improve Food Shipping Processes
- Implement processes to track temperature.
- Optimize routes, carriers, and trailers to avoid risky transport options.
- Track entry to the trailer.
- Enable airflow and circulation, identifying when problems arise early with analytics-driven insights.
- Connect telematics to improve transparency to B2B partners.
- Let robotics process automation intervene when necessary.