As the world becomes more and more connected, upgrading your IT environment is no longer a means to get ahead—it’s a requirement to keep pace. Meat and seafood companies seeking to capitalize on new global opportunities need to unify their product development, supply chains, manufacturing processes and distribution networks or risk failure in today’s increasingly competitive markets.
Meat and seafood companies need an agile tech environment to capitalize on new business models. Today, food organizations are pursuing new revenue streams, distribution networks and methods of getting their products into their buyers’ hands, and need technology that can keep up.
Leading meat and seafood organizations tell us that unwieldy back-office processes and outdated technology can create a number of issues that can impact long-term success, including:
• High operational costs and inefficiencies – Time and money spent on manually managing business processes instead of on meeting customer needs.
• Manual information exchange – Disparate software applications (accounting, inventory management, warehouse management, ecommerce) that do not communicate in real time.
• Lack of visibility into key business metrics – No ability to report on profitability by customer or products due to multiple systems and spreadsheets.
With all of these issues, businesses waste valuable time and resources. In today’s high stakes business environment, companies need to focus more on customer service and business strategy, and less on operating manual processes.