Closing the loop for Workflows in Agricultural Processing
In Agriculture you hear phases such as “Industrial Internet of Things”, closing the loop on you data, and connecting to the supply chain. This can sometimes feel as if the world in Agriculture is finally catching up to technology or it can feel as if technology in agriculture is out of control. Either feeling ultimately comes down to your workflows and technology.
In Agriculture, efficiency of how we work comes to be a fact of life. If we touch the product too many times during processing, this will impact our margins. We know this as processors, but if you have learned to leverage your technology and enhance your workflows so that they are tightened up, it will allow you to be more efficient, increase your profitability and increase your volume into the supply chain.
By connecting the dots with your workflow and technology, it allows you to have better management in your data. This means you can actually use it to make real time decisions. Rather than trying to decipher what happened yesterday or last week and trying to piece everything together. If the workflow and the technology are working together, this will prevent workarounds and errors that can have an impact on your customers.
Workflow and technology working together can provide:
- Reduction in Human Errors or inconsistencies.
- Increase efficient operations for higher volume of output.
- Quicker processing in the agricultural Supply chain.
In the UK there was a recent study that showed that customers sited higher sales as one of the top benefits of using supply chain integrated technology which allowed them to tighten up the workflow processes.
The biggest challenge for the processor is that some off the shelf technology may have limitations in allowing the processor to maximize efficiency and may impact their bottom line. Hence why workflows may not be tightened up or there are just too many work arounds that will occur just to get the product out the door. This type of situation can actually hinder the through put of the plant.
In order to mitigate this scenario you will need to have your workflow and technology working as one. Certain software such as Agriflo has the ability to graphically illustrate your workflow to help you manage it throughout the process. Agriflo software will allow you to change that workflow so that you don’t have to change your software. It will allow you the capability to tighten up the workflows and increase your productivity. The software will grow with you. Agriflo really becomes an extension of your team.
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