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A day in the life of a milk haulier – the 3 biggest pains

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My family has been collecting milk since November 11th, 1956. My grandfather started with a small truck, collecting milk cans in his hometown. It was a hard job, collecting dozens of milk cans each day.  Today, milk hauling is easier than that, but, as we all know, it still comes with its pains. Adapting to …

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Reducing carbon footprint in the dairy industry – Part 3: Dairy Processing

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In this third and final part of our 3 part series on reducing carbon footprint in the dairy industry, our attention turns to dairy processing. Research for this series has led to many fascinating discoveries in what the dairy processing industry is doing to reduce its carbon footprint. Some initiatives are quite obvious, like applying …

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Reducing carbon footprint in the dairy industry – Part 2: Milk Transportation

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In this second part of our 3 part series on reducing carbon footprint in the dairy industry, we focus on the milk transportation from the farm and delivering it to the processing plant, and then from plant to market.  There are 2 areas of particular focus in reducing carbon footprint in dairy transport.  Emissions from …

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Reducing carbon footprint in the dairy industry: part 1 – Farming

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The dairy industry is comprised of three main areas, farming, milk transportation and processing and they can all emit carbon into the atmosphere. There are many ways those in the dairy industry can reduce their carbon footprint or become carbon neutral.  In our 3 part series of “Reducing carbon footprint in the dairy industry” we …

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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

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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

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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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