OpSense helps retailers manage freshness

  • November 30, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Washington-based OpSense has upgraded its enterprise IoT platform to help retailers and foodservice operators manage freshness and reduce food waste.

The dashboard helps operators instantly see if perishable inventory is OK or not OK across the entire enterprise.

OpSense is an IoT operational and environmental SaaS monitoring platform. The platform upgrade makes it possible for operators to manage freshness and reduce food waste.

On a single screen, users see if there are critical events occurring that may need attention or even action. The dashboard also presents the online status of the critical infrastructure elements so users know if sensors and gateways are connecting properly. The addition helps operators keep perishable products at the target temperatures reducing lost inventory and food waste.

As supply chain issues continue to threaten food availability, it is even more important for foodservice providers to keep their perishable inventory fresh longer. The FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety encourages the use of technology to “create a safer, more digital and traceable food system”. OpSense says it provides operators with the digital tools to do this.

Data ownership proves freshness for regulatory compliance. It can provide savings on equipment maintenance and repair. The user interface was designed for busy people.

“Freshness is a differentiator for all of our customers,” said Stu Gavurin, CEO of OpSense. “Some are even including fresh in their advertising, so we knew it was important to highlight our tools that measure and manage freshness.”

An owner at US supermarket chain Piggly Wiggly added: “With OpSense, it’s almost impossible to miss a problem. It’s so easy to use and I’m one hundred per cent satisfied with the programme.”

OpSense is an enterprise environmental monitoring platform purpose built for supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, hospitality and food producers to manage perishable inventory, refrigeration equipment, food safety and facilities. Real-time continuous monitoring is combined with customisable alerts, task management, checklists and reports for a quick RoI.

The platform monitors temperature, humidity, open doors, HVAC conditions, energy usage and more, increasing productivity across operations, facilities, equipment and the workforce for a 360-degree view of all locations. OpSense is built by Mission Data, a digital product developer for retail and food businesses since 1996.