The demand for protein continues to rise and the wants and needs of consumers continue to evolve. With an added focus on protein sources like plants and continued product differentiation within the egg and poultry industries, the responsibilities of production plants continue to grow more complex. It’s vital that companies further invest in their operations and look for innovative solutions to manage better. Excelling in today’s challenging protein market requires a new level of business intelligence.
Production used to be much easier. Smaller farms, fewer products and a group of local customers buying your eggs and chicken.
Step 1: Collect eggs
Step 2: Pack eggs
Step 3: Deliver Locally
Step 4: Profit!
These days companies have numerous, larger farms. Due to customer demand, the breadth of different products has grown dramatically. Orders and shipping destinations have become more complex as operations have expanded across the country. With competitive pressure, it’s critical the essential products are ready to fill orders and ship on time.
These factors present a multitude of challenges! A great deal of science goes into bird genetics, nutrition and care. Intensive observation and analysis helps predict chicken weight, number and type of eggs laid. Technological solutions help monitor and track daily operations and provide future projections. Instead of a poultry operation, perhaps we should start calling it a Poultry Practice?
Doctors observe and run diagnostics, analyze reports and watch for exceptions in patients’ bloodwork. Lawyers review past case rulings and examine all the facts and evidence to make determinations on how to succeed. Medical and law practices utilize large amounts of data and past experiences to assist them in making the best decisions. The data in each type of practice can change rapidly and must be continually assessed.
The operations of a layer, broiler and processing plant should be equally data critical, time sensitive, and solution oriented!
Poultry Practices need a software for business intelligence. Clear insight affords better decisions. Production, logistics and sales teams need a way to quickly analyze changing data, enabling the necessary pivots to fulfill present commitments and better guarantee future ones.
Aeros’ Scoreboard is an innovative solution that extracts, integrates and displays data from various systems on one scoreboard. Based on a company’s core business rules, data is then color-coded allowing team members to quickly pinpoint adverse data trends and expand on the necessary details. Due to an increased flow of data, daily strategies can be refined as swiftly resolved issues enable better, more informed decisions generating more revenue.
Planet Together envisions a time when “…software will be able to instantly insert orders into the optimal production schedule and then transmit that schedule directly to the machines on the factory floor.” Utilizing integrated data from various sources will be a key to this success. If only someone could design a software to communicate with chickens to find out exactly when those eggs are coming…
If you would like to improve the business intelligence of your Poultry Practice and are interested in more information on SCOREBOARD, please let us know!
–Aeros SCOREBOARD, the stethoscope for your Poultry Practice.