- (Food)Insights for the food supply chain incl. traceability
- Data entry app and/or connectors for farm data entry
- Monitoring of inventories & quality in the supply chain
- Demand planning, inventory optimization, and supply & production forecasting
Get right to the source!
With a global economy each supply chain contains many different players and stakeholders, each with their own responsibilities and requirements. While every player focuses on their "job". Food2Source connects the entire supply chain.
Food2Source is a buying hub that supports buyers & supply chain managers to acquire the relevant data, manage towards the best value in production and the supply chain with forecasting, planning and inventory optimization. It supports
farmers to reduce complexity with a data –entry app or connectors. To match the latest quality standards, traceability provides additional insights.
Take a look
All your supply chain data in one simple overview. In this central place, every player in the supply chain can add their data and find the data needed to optimize their work.
The Food2Source dashboard can be extended with add-ons such as the product passport generator.
PoultryChain is created in a multi-tier processor supply chain, De Kloeke Kip. They buy poultry and want to work with the relevant background information on reproduction, feed milling, husbandry & processing to maintain quality & sustainability on a top level. Dealing with variation in live stages, demand planning to reduce costs, optimizing the material & energy flows, provide the best possible service for clients is how we create value.
Frequently asked questions
Our solutions do not cost money, but make money for you. But if you want to understand the level of investment, you have to share with us the way you like to work. In general, we work with two routes:
- We provide a Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, in that case, we agree on the time you want to use our solutions and how frequently you use the solution in that period. This is input to make the calculation for you of what the costs are
- We develop a solution for you and you pay for the development and you use the solution afterward.
We provide you with a solution or we enable you to make use of the solution. Apart from the solution, our team of experts supports you in defining and designing the solutions, analyzing the required functions, and operationalizing the solution in your organization.
Our helpdesk with professionals is ready to support your organization in implementing or operationalizing the solution.
Our approach is that the creator of the data is the owner of the data.
Yes and no. We are a solution provider. Our solutions use software, human inspiration, and implementation knowledge.
We will talk to you to investigate the problem, suggest a solution and if necessary develop and scale. After understanding the scope of the problem we have a three-step approach:
- Proof of Concept & pilot
The design phase is creative. Inspiration, goals, and requirements are relevant in making this phase successful. After finishing the design phase we work on a Proof of Concept to find out if the technology is fitting your needs. This is tested in a small user group in a pilot to receive good feedback to enable fine-tuning. This result is used for the scaling phase, where the technology is tested further, but the social & organizational part is essentially developed. User adoption, support groups, manuals, and customer journeys are elements used in this phase. Here we help you to get broad user adoption.
Yes, this is also what we do, especially on short projects. In that case, we are asked to support a focussed part of the process that is in-house of our clients.
The way of working ensures that investments do not spin out of control. We normally work with three phases (1) design, (2) PoC & pilot, and (3) scale. We always make a report on the result of the past phase and the expected investment for the next phase given the ambitions in the previous phase. Based on this report we only move forward in accordance with the client. Only after the client confirms that ambitions are lifted, we step up. In that way, you are always in control.
In the past decades, supply chains have become more complex. Especially after COVID-19 hit the supply chains, organizations want to get a more operational grip on their supply chain activities to reduce run time. Apart from the operational need, the legal need is coming up. Medium-sized companies in the EU have to report from 2025 onwards also on their scope 3 carbon footprint, this is essentially about their suppliers and the suppliers of their suppliers, especially when the need for carbon reduction appears. In the tropical food supply chains, the need to guarantee deforestation prevention is another reason. And of course, the most common reasons are inventory management and supply chain finance. In the last case, one needs to have the required documents sorted for all relevant stakeholders.
In our regular route, we distinguish between three phases in the development of a project:
- Proof of Concept and pilot
Every phase ends with a report on the results and our advice for the next phase and therefore has a clear start and end point.
We expect clients to have a clear picture of the goals and requirements before we start the project. And of course, we can help with the last bits & parts. In the course of running the project, both the client and FoodInsights can provide the operational project manager. In the last case, reporting is important to make sure the client is up to date all the time about the project.