Roambee AI maintains food quality

  • August 21, 2023
  • Steve Rogerson

California-based Roambee says its AI-powered supply chain visibility platform can enhance food safety, traceability and quality.

Its supply chain intelligence platform is built on accurate sensor data analytics and paired with AI-powered prediction and decision support. The technology lets companies predict quality compliance of shipments many days before arrival at distribution centres or at stores, ensuring transparency and efficiency from farm to fork.

For example, one of the world’s largest chocolatiers within 12 months saw its cold chain compliance skyrocket 1.5 times, from 59% to more than 85%. This achievement was made possible by analysing real-time conditions both inside and outside reefer containers across various lanes throughout the year.

Among 93 lanes, Roambee’s AI used sensor input, including location, temperature and humidity, to identify the top 20 lanes responsible for over 60% of temperature and humidity breaches. By prioritising investment on premium transport models for these 20 lanes instead of all, the company saved millions of dollars.

Despite global supply chain disruptions in recent years, this chocolatier experienced its highest revenue growth in its 100-year history. The company identified ways to create a more resilient supply chain that ensures availability of top-quality product on shelf. Using first-hand sensor driven signals, the company was able to enhance its ability to deliver 26 million pounds of candy every year without compromising quality, detect anomalies in its supply chain operations and better forecast cold chain compliance by lane, by transport partner and season.

“Roambee’s cutting-edge technology recognises the importance of maintaining optimal conditions during the transportation of food and beverages,” said Sanjay Sharma, CEO of Roambee. “Beyond the time-sensitive nature of these shipments, the susceptibility to contamination and the need for uncompromised quality are paramount. By providing real-time visibility and intelligent insights into the location and condition of food, Roambee not only enhances quality of delivery in the food industry, but also facilitates traceability, ensuring the origin of the product can be easily determined. Moreover, it fortifies food safety measures, promotes sustainability and, most importantly, elevates the overall quality of food products.”

With the increasing complexity and unpredictability of global supply chains, more food producers and suppliers are harnessing AI data to move to an intelligent supply chain to predict fluctuations in supply and demand, and make more effective real-time decisions.

Roambee’s AI-powered platform is built on first-hand information sourced from IoT sensors. Leveraging these data, the platform can make KPI predictions that are a claimed 100 times more accurate than existing AI products in the supply chain.

Roambee is a supply chain visibility and intelligence provider enabling on-time, in-full, in-condition delivery of shipments and assets anywhere in the world. More than 300 enterprises are said to be improving customer experience, service levels, product quality, order-to-cash cycles, business efficiencies, sustainability, and automating logistics with the real-time insights and foresights.