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3 Benefits of IoT in the Food and Beverage Industry
The food and beverage sector has become a thriving and evolving industry, and the IoT can offer real value for enterprises that deliver, distribute, and sell food and beverage products.
Fremont, CA: The Internet of Things (IoT) have been aiding businesses to reach high levels of food safety, enhance traceability, reduce wastage, and lower costs and risks throughout the different stages of food processing and packaging.
Here are the top benefits of IoT in the food and beverage industry:
Better Food Safety
By implementing IoT, food and beverage solutions have enabled companies to remain flexible while producing the best products and following the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations.
It uses various monitoring sensors to monitor the required production state, shipping time, and check the temperature in containers to make sure that the food products are stored in proper environments. It also uses real-time temperature tracking sensors that enable companies to closely watch the food safety data points and ensuring active cold chain management.
This alerts staff to perform and verify mandatory food safety inspections when the data collected from sensors provide possible issues or violations. Food packaging in the packaging sector is tagged with sensors and linked to a supply chain-wide network to help investigators in the trace and track process, which has highly reduced the time and effort involved in it.
IoT in food and beverage logistics helps them track inventory and automate shipments based on requests or predictions for refilling or replacements. It also allows shippers to track the product's location with GPS by gathering data, helping shippers to have an idea of the predicted performance in various regions. This aids shippers in understanding the customer's behavior to decrease dead mile in trucks.
Transparent Supply Chains
Integrating traceability and transparency in the global supply chain helps increase customer loyalty and build trust between the business and the consumers, as both can track the products. IoT makes the whole process more convenient and productive.
The global supply chain has started implementing traceability and transparency, which helps increase customer loyalty and establish trust between the business and the consumers. Because of this, both consumers and companies can track the products. IoT can make this entire process more convenient and productive.