The latest innovations in fleet management offer a new world of interconnectivity that accelerates and streamlines the rapid delivery of goods to market. This is good news for snack producers and bakeries that deal with a complex distribution system on a daily basis.
Trends in the snack and bakery market mirror trends across the overall food supply chain—more-frequent, smaller deliveries made within tighter time windows, according to Will Salter, CEO, Paragon Software Systems, Dallas. “Another trend we see is the move toward fresh, not frozen, food. So there’s going to be more demand for smaller, refrigerated or multi-temperature trucks making more-frequent deliveries in order to keep items in stock while ensuring they are fresh. That, in turn, means increased complexity in routing.”