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Tackling Food Waste with Cloud Technology
We are living in the era of sustainability. From clothing to transport to food, it’s a word popping up across all sectors as consumers become more eco-conscious, and so do businesses. A recent UN report found that about one-third of all food produced is wasted. No matter what way we look at this statistic, this figure is too high. Lots of companies want to become more sustainable, and this starts with tackling food waste.
Whatever about other sections of the food process, when it comes to the production stages, there is not a lot of help out there to make this easier to manage, spot and stop food waste. This is one of the reasons we do what we do. We want to support sustainable food production in Ireland, which starts by supporting businesses in reducing this figure.
Manual methods are not cutting it. Everything is going online. There is no reason why your food inventory management system isn’t too. And why not when you can do it, and you can do it now. It’s time to get on board tackling food waste through cloud-based technology. It’s a more cost-effective and eco-friendly option to reduce food waste and increase your gross profit margin.
So how does this work? How can something that is online help to this extent with a clearly offline process? There is a chain of solutions that come into play here, and it starts with the right stocktaking software solution. It will let you measure what is being wasted. A key finding you need to move forward in the right direction. However, identifying waste is only part of the story.
The next stage is the one that is less known but most important; the why. In a manual stocktaking system, this is much harder to decipher. There is too much room for error; too many things can slip through the cracks, and you aren’t getting a proper overview, especially if you have a multi-site operation. Never mind decreased accuracy and higher risk of small issues manifesting into larger ones. A digital platform will show you very clearly why this waste is being created.
The best part is the next part. Armed with this new knowledge, you can make more informed decisions, faster which means they are a huge time saver. Better still, you can engage your staff on the ground to find solutions. Who better than those on-site and already part of the daily operations being an integral part of making the system more efficient and effective.
We believe in making the transition from offline to online when it comes to your food inventory management system. It will give you the best visibility possible and put you head and shoulders above the rest when it comes to reducing your food waste. Find out what waste is in your food business and why, then let your team be part of the solution. Reaching the sustainability standards that you aspire to starts with cloud-based technology.