It’s 2017. Another year, wipe the slate clean and start again - what's new? Well the world just changed. In the West, the East and in Africa. A popular US president leaves a manila envelope in the desk drawer for the heir-apparent who's about to move in. No, it's not a wad of currency, a Kenyan passport or the utility bill. This is the world where a real man tries to pass his baton of advice to his successor rather than club his opponent with it.
“The main facts in human life are five: birth, food, sleep, love and death.” ― E.M. Forster.
The great thing about a necessity is that, as a supplier, you are always guaranteed an eager market. Food production and distribution falls neatly into this category. We all have to eat, don’t we? However, as margins become tighter, food businesses have been forced to keep a beady eye on the bottom line and pay more attention to reducing inefficiencies.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) estimates that the global volume of edible food wastage is as much as 1.6 billion tons.
It’s a mind-boggling statistic if you consider that this equates to roughly one-third of all food produced for human consumption. This means that hunger across the globe could effectively be eradicated simply by recovering only half of what is lost or wasted.
In my previous blog, I discussed the most compelling reasons to automate your supply chain. Now that you are sold on the concept, I’m going to give some detail around how to go about this automation.
Basically, there are four key points to ensure the efficacy of an automation project:
Topics: Supply Chain Management