Monday, September 30, 2013
Week six’s topic is The Role of Technology and the Web on Global Supply Chains and I read an article “Technology for A Smarter Food Supply Chain” by Diane Palmquist. It was actually an interesting read because of the correlation between food supply chain and technology. With the changing nature of technology, it is now part of everyday life.
The article goes to explore how customers now prefer online shopping versus going into the actual store. Fresh Direct, an online grocery store has used web technology to communicate with their customers, suppliers and distributors. A customer can place an order online for fresh produce and whatever grocery item they desire, and it will be delivered in two days. This optimizes inventory through numerous sales channels. While I have never ordered food over the internet, would you?