ERP can help fresh produce businesses make the jump to automation
Fresh produce can often be slow to adopt new technology. This is because of the unique nature of the role fresh produce businesses fulfil in the wider economy. But automation in fresh produce is just as important for modernisation as it is in any other industry. In fact, new technology will be absolutely integral in providing the breakthroughs needed to rise to the biggest challenges of the 21st century, namely:
- Increasing food production to accommodate growing populations
- Adopting more sustainable practices to tackle climate change
- Making the significant operational changes needed to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic
There's clearly a discrepancy between the importance of fresh organisations embracing automation, and the pace at which this is actually happening. Therefore, we believe Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) will be vital for bridging this gap.
ERP solutions such as LINKFRESH 365 come complete with their own automated systems, but perhaps more importantly they provide a framework for integrating new technology. Our new white paper explores this theme in greater detail.
We take a look at the reasons fresh produce businesses have traditionally been cautious around automation, the importance of being confident that any new technology will provide tangible value and why ERP can help inspire this confidence.
The key benefits ERP can provide in this area are:
- Creating a single point of data 'truth'
- Tracking results with confidence
- Tailoring the experience to individual workers
You can download the white paper to learn more about how ERP can help integrate fresh produce automation by clicking below.