Tips for an efficient perishable goods supply chain

Perishable goods are those in which quality deteriorates over time due to environmental conditions. Examples include meat and meat by-products, fish and seafood, raw milk and dairy products, fruit and vegetables, pharmaceutical products, and chemicals.  Failing to keep such products at the correct temperatures throughout the supply chain, can result in food loss due to …

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Why now is the time for Route Optimisation software

A client in the agri-food industry recently asked the following question, the answer to which was extremely important for him : ‘’How is the OptaHaul solution delivered, please tell me it does not need to be installed on our hardware?’’ Having reassured the client by explaining our cloud delivery model, he went on to elaborate. …

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OptaHaul partners with Dairygold Co-Operative Society

OptaHaul Dairygold

OptaHaul is appointed as the transport optimisation technology provider for Dairygold, one of Ireland’s largest dairy processors.  This agreement will provide Dairygold and its supply chain partners with data driven visibility into milk transport operations along with an increased ability to track carbon emissions. Dairygold and its 2,600 suppliers take great pride in producing 1.5 …

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6 Benefits of Digitising the Dairy Supply Chain

dairy supply chain

A recent Harvard Business Review report finds that only 8% of companies have achieved digital maturity across key components of supply chain operations such as logistics, demand planning and supplier risk management. The technology industry loves buzzwords, none more so than ‘digitisation’, ‘digital transformation’ or ‘digitalisation’ and the supply chain management software sector is no …

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Tackling carbon emissions in the food supply chain

carbon emissions in food supply chain

A recent study from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) tells us that the food supply chain in many countries is on course to overtake farming and land use as the largest contributor to greenhouse gases (GHGs) from the agri-food system.  While many associate agri-food emissions with processes within the farm gate – such …

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Managing rising milk haulage costs

milk haulage costs

As truck driver shortages and supply chain vulnerabilities continue to dominate media coverage, haulage operations – already operating on tight profit margins – face increasing haulage costs.  Milk hauliers are no different and are forced to increase salaries to retain and recruit drivers while ensuring that every drop of raw milk is collected and delivered …

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New Feature Release

OptaHaul New Feature OptaMap

Many road users know the perils of following navigation apps to the letter.  Those who have been directed down narrow roads on the ‘quickest’ route to a destination will understand that the shortest distance is not always the quickest route.  What can be a frustrating experience for the casual driver can have more serious repercussions …

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Route Optimisation or Route Planning – how to know the difference.

route optimisation

It’s easy to create a plan.  The real challenge is to create the optimal plan. Route Planning Route planning is the process of arranging a set of destinations into a specific order, so that they can be visited by travelling the shortest distance.  For example, I have to collect 10 packages from 10 locations and …

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Why plan truck routes?

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Truck route planning and optimisation is a challenging task which, if done wrong, can have expensive consequences. A wrong turn could mean a big increase in distance travelled which means increased fuel consumption, costs and carbon emissions. A badly planned route could result in a large vehicle making its way through a small town with …

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OptaHaul in the media

Our CEO Gary Gallagher was recently interviewed on Ireland’s Newstalk Radio!  In case you missed it, listen back below to Gary’s chat with Gavin McLoughlin from Newstalk’s Business Breakfast show.  The guys discuss how OptaHaul is helping dairy hauliers and processors with the unique challenges they face when  planning milk collection. To learn more about …

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