Food supply chains are undergoing a transformative change since the start of this pandemic. Amid demand fluctuations for food products, F&B brands have been rigorously focused on strategically and systematically optimizing their supply chains. And to maintain an optimal flow of goods, it is highly necessary for them to design an ideal supply chain network.

Find out the five most important reasons for F&B brands to build an ideal supply chain network design.

Addressing demand peaks for the new normal

Addressing demand peaks for the new normal

Ideal network design is crucial for F&B brands to address their demand peaks and maintain a high quality supply chain by avoiding excess costs.

Visibility and seamless communication

Visibility and seamless communication

An integrated network optimization solution helps F&B brands design an ideal network , which ensures a proper communication flow between network partners. Its improved visibility helps them to react quickly to changes in demand and move their products efficiently based on when and where it is needed.

Improve real-time tracking abilities

Improve real-time tracking abilities

Network optimization solutions allow F&B brands to view multiple warehouse locations as a unified distribution network. This helps them avoid data silos and optimize their supply chains by overcoming geographical barriers in their joint initiatives with supply chain partners.

Ensure strategic locations for warehouses

Ensure strategic locations for warehouses

Such solutions also help F&B players decide the right warehouse location that is closer to customers so that their goods reach customer locations without spending too much time on the road.

Optimize product flows

Optimize product flows

These solutions also help run scenarios to come up with an optimal product flow that determines production capacity and raw material requirements based on the expected changes in customer demand. Apart from making delivery planning economical and efficient, it helps them achieve their business goals with their current resource availability.

Network optimization software: A crucial partner in building a robust and resilient supply chain

A well-integrated supply chain network helps F&B brands meet their consumers at the right speed, at the right time and sell the right quantity of products. It helps them effectively improve their warehouse utilization, thus reducing the warehouse costs. A smart tech tool that helps supply chain managers make right decisions on designing their F&B networks is the need of the hour.

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  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons, etc to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle(fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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