Why the IoT matters to dairy and food processing
IoT-enabled services boost efficiency and transparency in the dairy and food processing industry.
Consistent quality is a top priority in the food industry. Every farmer and dairy manager wants to achieve that goal in the most efficient and productive way. Many farmers are embracing modern technology, but some of their day-to-day processes have hardly changed in generations. Quite a few tasks they still do by hand, which opens the door to human error.
Dairies and food companies stand to benefit greatly from the IoT. It serves to collect the data they need to gain key insights and boost productivity. It can help satisfy rising demand for:
- Consistent quality and transparency
- Compliance with rules and regulations
Bringing the benefits of the IoT to all stakeholders
The IoT can help everyone in the food processing chain tackle the challenges and meet the needs of this industry.
IoT solutions for dairy and food processing
A penetrating look inside the milk tank
Agitators break down. This cooling system is slow to switch on; that one fails altogether. Malfunctions that adversely affect milk quality come in many guises. In the worst case, the quality defect is discovered so late in the game that an entire shipment goes to waste. Just ask a cheesemaker what clostridia bacteria can do to their products. The reputation of dairies that produce premium products suffers; the financial blow for major producers is severe.
The fragmented supply chain makes it hard to share information on milk quality. This disconnect extends across farmers, truck drivers, and dairies’ sampling and reporting systems. Time matters; delayed messages jeopardize milk quality. Information gets lost in the shuffle for lack of a central data repository. People with a need to know get the news too late.
The IoT provides the means to constantly monitor the conditions inside a milk tank. And our powerful solutions enable dairies and food companies to keep tabs on milk quality. More insight and better information adds up to greater efficiency and transparency.