Since the COVID-19 pandemic began we have seen shortages in medical equipment and now in our food supply. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, one-third of all food created for human consumption is wasted.
“Technology can help solve this problem,” explains Chris Wolfe, CEO of Powerfleet, which provides tracking and monitoring technology to industries including the food distribution supply chain. “For example, sensors can be placed directly on cargo and provide remote readings of a specific cargo’s temperature, humidity, or movement to ensure fewer spoils in transit.”
Powerfleet has been delivering solutions to big companies like Walmart, Nestlé, General Mills to mitigate the waste.
“Tracking goods in real-time allows you to have control over the goods and therefore manage the process better,” says Wolfe. “The data can help us better match the supply and demand.”