Food for thought: food services enterprises should have elasticity in inventory of produce while minimizing food waste. The business imperative: cater to the demand for processed food while ensuring food safety. The operations dynamic: maintain food quality while rationalizing costs.
On-demand distribution of huge volumes of products across diverse categories requires food services enterprises to capitalize on advanced technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data analytics to integrate the supply chain and improve efficiency in packaging, warehousing and logistics. Solutions for real-time asset tracking and mobile workforce management boost productivity and streamline operations; however, they do not adequately raise service levels or minimize order lead times in complex shipping flows.