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In today’s business world, big data and analytics are transforming nearly every industry, and fresh produce industry is no exception.

Challenged by stringent food safety regulations, fear of product recalls, disparate supply chains and quickly perishable goods, the produce industry can leverage data and analytics to effectively mitigate these risks, improve safety and maximize the yields. New age technologies can help bring more visibility and transparency into the operations right from farm to fork to ensure right produce availability to the right stakeholders, delivered at the right place at the right time.

In this blog, we will take a look at three areas on how recent technology advancements, data and analytics are transforming the way produce companies operate and the benefit they receive thereof.

Remote sensor technology:

With the help of remote sensors and telematics, companies can monitor the quality of produce across its journey from the field-to-fork. Mission-critical data of any activity across the supply chain is captured real-time about the threshold violations and corrective actions are taken immediately to reduce the spoilage and that way technology provides for improved traceability and improved productivity.

Data and analytics:

Big data and analytics is termed as the wave of the future in food industry. Big data-driven analytics enhance the decision-making capabilities in the areas of pricing, supply chain transparency, optimization of consumer experience, analyse temporal and seasonal characteristics of consumer behaviour and demand forecasting. Data across the supply chain is captured and integrated into relevant machines or systems that are connected to a particular operation helping to make faster and smarter business decisions.

Sorting technology:

Produce companies can gain the advantage of increased uptime with high-end sensor technologies for fresh produce. Today’s sorting technology is an amalgamation of robust mechanical architecture, advanced detection of produce quality, machine intelligence and automation, and analytics. Immense benefits arise out of it, some of them include reduction of food waste, improved productivity and shortened processing times.

Produce companies with the adoption of technology, data and analytics have started to realise cost efficiencies, improved quality of produce, along with traceability accuracies and therefore are able to meet the customers’ demands and expectations Now is the right time for companies to adopt these new technology advancements and reap the benefits that arise out of it.

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