In recent years, technological advancement has grown exponentially and we are currently immersed in a process of change. Although a few years ago the digital transition was a differentiating factor for companies, today it is beginning to be a requirement to be able to work on the main challenges that the food sector has to face.
The rules of the game have changed and companies need to adapt to an increasingly competitive and changing market. In addition, with current consumption trends, there is a growing concern about issues such as food safety, sustainability and product traceability.
Technologies such as Blockchain, used to ensure traceability, or the use of Big Data in food security, highlight the importance of incorporating these solutions into companies in the food sector. We need to focus our position on the demands of new consumers.
In addition, the development of the Internet has led to significant changes in the way we demand and buy products. This has a direct impact on distribution, which requires greater speed and flexibility. These demands sometimes escape traditional technology or involve a substantial loss of resources.
The opportunity for digitization
However, the scenario is promising. Technology opens the door to a business activity where we can simulate the impact of different potential options available to us, redirect resources to areas of maximum impact, respond quickly to changes, anticipate and guide business processes to the right results by the customer.
Digital transformation, in the first place, involves a reduction in costs, due to the automation of tasks previously performed manually, the optimization of production, the reduction of failures, control over inventories, and a long and so on.
To this cost reduction is added the agility and simplicity it brings to any business process. In this sense, tools such as ERPs stand out, which collect an immense amount of data, interpret it and extract valuable information, which is focused on facilitating its use when making decisions.
But beware: data is worthless on its own. Processes must be transformed and established to turn it into information that provides real value.
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