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Key IoT Applications in the Food and Beverage Retail Sector
IoT can help brands create more intelligent and sustainable supply chain events that are transparent, cost-effective, and promote higher quality and safer consumption of food products
Fremont, CA: The Internet of Things (IoT) is shaping the way people interact with their environment and have come to depend on smartphones and the internet to perform daily tasks. IoT has made the food and beverage sector connect products by collecting data across the supply chain and intelligent algorithm by changing them into smart insights.
Let us look at some key applications within the industry that are revolutionizing the way we think about food manufacturing, processing, and safety.
Agile Inventory Management
Smart packaging connected to the cloud and their status updated automatically will allow for a seamless and improved inventory management operations. Employees in the warehouse will have a precise idea about the number of items and products near the expiration dates. IoT provides a smarter and streamlined inventory management solutions that is optimized, less wastage because of overstocking and cost-efficient.
Food items with individual identity in the form of a digital twin on the internet will make it simpler to monitor and update them and separate them from counterfeit items. This will benefit both consumers and distributors down to the supply chain as they will be able to scan digital tags on the food packaging, removing significant blocks of substandard or fake food products.
Today, consumers can access enormous volumes of information through their smartphones, making them more informed of their environment and the effect of their consumption and lifestyle choices on society and the environment.
Brands can take advantage of smartphone technology by using smart packaging as a means for digital disclosure product information through scannable digital tags such as NFC stickers, QR codes, barcodes, and RFID tags.
Enhanced Food Safety
Smart kitchen and restaurants can integrate IoT to help monitor the temperature and other storage conditions of food items to increase and preserve product quality. Some advanced solutions integrate smart sensors and cloud-based predictive analytics to forecast pathogens before possible outbreaks happen.
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