Operating a perishable food business is getting more and more complicated each year. Though technological advancements have helped revolutionize all kinds of industries, not every company is as accepting of these new solutions.
If you’re hoping to improve your company this year, however, you should consider more technologically advanced delivery options. Direct store delivery software is a perfect example of expediting your delivery options and process as well as making your entire company more efficient.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates approximately $417 billion worth of domestic foods and $49 billion worth of imported foods — if you’re involved in the delivery of any of these products, you’re going to need to expedite your delivery process as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Here are some signs food distribution software could help your perishable food business:
- Having products that move quickly have expirations — If your business is stocked with items that rotate very quickly or have a an expiration, you need to consider a DSD software shelf management system.
- Scan Based trading requirements — Numerous retailers are requiring vendors to participate in scan based trading as a way to minimize retailer exposure. Having the right DSD software solution will help you manage your orders to ensure you have the right amount of product on the shelf.
- Having control over your facing’s and consumer satisfaction — Additionally, products that have high turnover, require additional handling. Being able to be in your retailer, ensuring your product is faced correctly, is key to taking care of the customer.
Perishable products have such short lives as well as critical freshness requirements, speed and efficiency are extremely important within the food delivery sector. Be in control of your brand, your delivery options and make sure you have the right software helping guide you.
If you want to learn more about the various delivery options you have to improve your perishable food business like DSD software, give Harvest Food Solutions a call today.