Farming has come a long way since the invention of the plow and later innovations like the tractor and combine to improve agricultural productivity. Every industry has been impacted by the digital age, and agriculture is no exception. Here is how technology is fast becoming more common in the agricultural sector and some of the many benefits of digital agriculture.
The COVID-19 pandemic has served as a catalyst for a technological revolution in the global supply chain. Until that pivotal moment in history, many businesses were unaware just how fragile our system of communication and logistics really was.
The U.S. restaurant industry has been regaining momentum after extended periods of shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Diners are enthusiastically returning to take advantage of new and favorite options for in-house dining. However, supply chain issues continue to disrupt the restaurant industry.
The global food supply chain is facing significant challenges. From widespread staffing shortfalls, the war in Ukraine causing increased energy prices and grain scarcity, and rising levels of food waste, there’s a growing concern about food price inflation and potential shortages.
Some of the biggest challenges facing the food supply concern things like visibility, traceability, and skyrocketing costs. These are happening at the same time consumer shopping behaviors and preferences are shifting, putting additional pressure on food growers, manufacturers, logistics companies, and sellers.
It’s not unreasonable for consumers to expect fresh, safe, and delicious food on their tables at mealtime. But the job of getting food to the right places at the right time has become increasingly challenging.
One thing that the COVID-19 pandemic truly brought home is that smooth, efficient communication between parties is one of the most crucial aspects of successful food supply chain operations.
Effective communication helps companies to respond quickly to counter each disruption while anticipating future challenges. One of the best ways to do that is by using technology.
From cleaning the floors in our homes to grocery deliveries to assisting surgeons in the operating room, autonomous robots are transforming our everyday lives and a variety of industries. Logistics is no exception.
Autonomous robots, such as drones or self-driving vehicles, are intelligent machines that can perform tasks responsively without human control.
If you’ve been paying any attention to the news, you have probably heard that parents across the U.S. are grappling with a baby formula shortage. This situation is causing huge amounts of stress to new parents, some of whom are uncertain if they’ll have enough formula for their baby’s next meal.
The COVID-19 pandemic revealed some glaring weaknesses in the global supply chain. Businesses around the world learned that their networks were rife with error-prone, repeatable, process-oriented tasks, ranging from stocking and picking errors to manual documentation mistakes to problems with shipping and receiving.