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While IIoT promises revolutionary improvements in efficiency,

achieving success will be an evolutionary process.”

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Jason Anderson, vice president of business line management, Stratus

ing facilities. This real-time analysis is crucial, as it enables manufacturers to identify problems faster than ever, giving them the opportunity to mitigate potentially catastrophic events before reducing waste and associated costs.” In addition to boosting the ROI for food and manufacturers, implementing IIoT also gives them an opportunity to better understand consumers, which in turn becomes truly transformational for the business, he says. “IIoT can track consumer sentiment on social media, simultaneously feeding that insight into business analytics to positively influence production efficiency and marketing.” Despite the advancements IoT has brought to the food supply chain, there are still some weak links along the chain, points out Elemica’s Chief Technology Officer, Arun Samuga.

Consider the end-to-end food supply chain, starting with the farm all the way to the consumer, and then add to that the hardware, devices and sensors that are capturing data along the entire chain. It’s not surprising that it takes a great deal of infrastructure to collect all this

IIot has the potential to boost ROI for food manufacturers, while also giving them a better understanding of consumers.

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data and then “clean it up so that it’s consumable,” says Samuga. Ultimately, it’s about being able to “derive some meaningful insights and take it to the next level so that you’re able to be proactive instead of reactive.” A proactive food supply chain

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Food Logistics March 2019  

Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food and beverage supply...

Food Logistics March 2019  

Food Logistics is the only publication exclusively dedicated to covering the movement of product through the global food and beverage supply...