This is a proof of concept of IoT in Dairy Supply Chain. The POC was done at Gujarat, India. The basic supply chain is as follows:
The villagers milk and breed cows. The milk gets deposited in the milk bank from where it is collected and then moved to the processing units. In the processing unit the milk gets processed and are then moved to the CFA as dairy products as well as to sell as milk. From the CFA, they are moved to the distributors and then to the retailers.
This step has helped us to identify the upstream issues as well the downstream issues associated with the Dairy supply chain. The IoT usage was more concentrated to solve the downstream issues and for upstream issues we have used a mix of IoT and other models and best practices.
Downstream Issues: –
Upstream Issues: –
There were large number of upstream issues. However, with multiple prioritization techniques, we determined two main issues that were causing the maximum damage to the Dairy supply chain.
Due to the veterinary problem and the quality of the fodder the milk quality of the cows deteriorates and is not par as what is expected. When that low-quality milk gets mixed with other lots the rejection happens in lot basis.
Solutions Provided: –
For fixing the downstream issue that was associated to temperature changes we used RFID and sensor that tracked all important characteristic parameters of the milk through out the supply chain and the information was sent to the simulation tool as well. This helped us to find out the issues and we were able to fix it.
This was the brief of the POC, please feel free to write back to us at firstname.lastname@example.org on any additional questions or clarifications.
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