Dole Food & Beverage Group is currently planning to digitize its supply chain by introducing end-to-end visualization that would enable the company to predict shipment delays, forecast demand in line with changing consumer and optimize capacities to exceed service levels.
Fritz Zeh, vice president for global manufacturing at Dole Food & Beverages Group: “Our goal was to enable agile and responsive cross-functional supply chain processes that empower people with data-driven decision-making capabilities based on the foundation of an end-to-end integrated technology platform.”
Dole Food & Beverages Group, a division of The Dole Sunshine Company, is one of the world's largest producers and marketers of high-quality packaged fresh fruit and fruit-based products. Following the drastic supply chain disruption in the wake of COVID-19, the company was looking for end-to-end visibility and forecasting, a sales and operations planning (S&OP) and a sales and operations execution (S&OE) process, and control tower capabilities.
The digital transformation project will allow Dole Food & Beverages Group to build an agile supply chain with a focus on three core components: people, process and systems. The company went through a comprehensive evaluation process and selected a long-term technology partner for the project.