Inteligistics' Solutions Reduce Bottlenecks and Increase Supply Chain Efficiency; Rao Mandava and Lawrence Mallia Discuss
SALINAS, CA - A former sports coach of mine had a favorite mantra: efficiency, efficiency, efficiency. That mentality aligns well with the fresh produce industry, and Inteligistics is one operator excelling in this area. Aiming to circumvent a common chokepoint in cold storage facility operations, the solutions provider is combining the power of InteliDock™ with its new field truck monitoring system, InteliField™.
"Whether it's because of traffic in a yard, or facilities not ready to load or unload when a truck arrives, a truck that is not moving is not making money for the grower or shipper or the end customer," said Rao Mandava, Inteligistics Chairman and President. "Our InteliDock product has led to tremendous improvements for outbound logistics, but our customers were telling us they were still losing productivity from inbound field trucks waiting to unload and return to the field where harvest crews were ready to load them again."
InteliField combines wireless sensors, IoT Smart Hubs, data aggregation, and simple dashboard reporting to provide real-time visibility that limits truck wait times, reduces yard traffic, limits bottlenecks, and gets fresh, perishable products into the cooler and beyond faster, a press release stated. The two systems can also digitally interface with facility owners' inventory management and order fulfillment software systems.
InteliField and InteliDock provide the bookends to digitizing the grower/shipper's supply chain, thus creating an opportunity to realize tremendous benefits related to digitization of supply chain and digital transformation, the press release noted.
"InteliDock, which monitors and manages how long a truck is queued or at a dock door for loading as well as truck loading times, helps companies manage their warehouse, cold storage space, and outbound logistics. This new product release, InteliField, is providing companies with similar tools to help manage their field trucks and incoming product," said Lawrence Mallia, Project Manager. "Yard and dock door management are excellent examples of how digital tools and access to clear information are transforming even the most basic of supply chain operations and processes. Increasing throughput by just a few loads per day without adding equipment or manpower helps ensure product freshness and improves ROI."
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