The latest advances in logistics software give bakery and snack food manufacturers the ability to track and move product through the supply chain more efficiently than ever before. Logistics software is evolving as part of a strong shift in the focus on enterprise-planning technology. Predictive analysis, cloud computing, data collection and data interpretation are part of this rapidly advancing technology.
Despite these advances, bakery and snack food producers present a challenge to developers of logistics software. Some of the factors they routinely must deal with include the short shelf life of some bakery and snack products, managing the ever-increasing breadth and complexity of these products, the difficulty of accurately forecasting consumer demand and planning efficient production runs. Yet complete traceability down to the end delivery point is becoming more and more important.