Digital Innovation

The Future of Foodservice is Digital

December 25, 2020

 

Jim Klass shares a downloadable PDF that provides insight into the current disruption of the food industry with examples on how to use technology to improve cash flow and remove friction in the supply chain. 

Foodservice has changed…

A new Model is needed, one that creates value for all partners in the supply chain

Consumers will demand transparency, cleanliness and a frictionless digital experience

Operators must maximize each guest interaction their menu, and even their unit layout must change

Distributors can’t count on Sheltered Income and high-margin Exclusive Brands

Agencies will need to develop new types of offerings

Manufacturers must better understand consumer behavior and what is driving their away from home dining

Digital is the new currency

 

Key areas covered in this resource include:

  • IFMA projections
  • The overlooked divergence in operators
  • Why going digital is important

 

Access the full PDF,  The Future of Foodservice – Digital Collaboration to Help the Operator on the marketintelligence.solutions website.

 

A View on the Growth of Online Education

 

Marcia Nuffer shares an article that highlights the pros and cons of learning online.

Online learning can be, and should be, as addictive as the other technologies we use.

We are addicted to technology.  Multiple studies say we check our phones between 50 and 80 times a day. Millennials up to 150 times.  Sure, 90% of that is probably checking the time, using social media, and taking selfies.  But a good part of that time is also used to look something up that we want to know.  Add in the time when we’re doing the same on our computers and, in many ways, you can say we already learn online all day.  

But in the workplace, when it comes to what we typically call online learning – the courses, modules, webinars, videos, and of course Zoom sessions available to us to do our jobs better, we turn to it much less frequently.  

What is keeping us from being hooked on online learning?

Well, of course, there are lots of reasons.  We are busy and it’s hard to break from work to “do learning.”  The right content is hard to find.  When we do find it, it is often not specific enough for our particular need.  We are not confident that the time investment will be worth it.  In fact, in research that a colleague and I conducted at a professional services firm, we found that employees primarily use two criteria to decide where to go for help:  Is it fast? Is it the best expertise?

And they do not have confidence that online learning will deliver on either of these.

 

Key points in this article include:

  • Supply and demand
  • Interpersonal topics
  • Technological innovation

 

Read the full article, Online Learning Addiction, on Blueshor.com.

 

Welcoming new member Igor Buchatskiy

Umbrex is pleased to welcome Igor Buchatskiy.  Igor is a Managing Partner of BGlobal Capital. Prior to joining BGlobal, Igor has run large farming companies in all the major sectors of agriculture – animal husbandry, row crops and sugar production – and worked as a consultant specializing in Strategy, Operational Improvement and Digital Innovation for McKinsey & Co in Brazil and for Bain & Company in CIS. Igor has also co-founded an FMCG company that today is the leading producer of hummus in Ukraine with over 75% market share.

Igor has over fifteen years of international business development, agricultural and entrepreneurial experience, is passionate about agriculture and food, and always goes an extra mile in order to help entrepreneurs build great companies. He is an active mentor to the startups at the Techstars Farm2Fork program sponsored by Cargill and Ecolab and at the Impulse Accelerator sponsored by OCP. Igor sits on the Advisory Board of Hummingbird Technologies, a UK-based precision Ag platform operating worldwide.

Igor lives in Boston with his wife and son, his daughter Catarina is already in college.  He is hoping to get back to competitive tournament poker once the pandemic is over.  Igor is happy to collaborate on projects on Strategy/Operations/Digital innovation in Agriculture/FMCG/Mining worldwide.