Agribusiness Leader Grows Revenue with RFID Tracking
Motorola Case Study
Customer:Levinoff-Colbex S.E.C is the largest beef meat processing facility in eastern Canada. In addition to Canada, Levinoff-Colbex S.E.C. serves a number of international markets. Levinoff-Colbex S.E.C is focused on delivering meat products that meet the highest standards of quality worldwide.
Food safety is paramount at Levinoff-Colbex S.E.C and the company aims to be at the forefront of technological innovation in agribusiness to maintain its levels of excellence. As cases of animal disease and potential contamination became news across the food industry in recent years, Levinoff-Colbex S.E.C planned to upgrade and transform its processing facility in order to help ensure food safety and efficiency.
Traceability was a critical goal. In the event of any problem, Levinoff-Colbex S.E.C wanted a reliable system that would enable the company to quickly identify all affected products no matter where they were—whether still in the processing plant, in transit, or at a customer distribution center or food store. Some international markets require certifications that Levinoff-Colbex could not meet without updating its tracking system.
Solution:Technology partner, Epsilia designed a real-time tracking system for Levinoff-Colbex S.E.C that provides end-to-end visibility across the logistics chain, and RFID was quickly identified as the ideal enabling technology.
The automated tracking system enables the precise traceability of products, ensuring higher levels of food safety and enabling Levinoff-Colbex S.E.C to achieve certification standards in demanding international markets. "The solution has enabled us to obtain a contract with Japan which represents a revenue increase of up to 10 to 15%,” Dubé stated. Efficiency and automation have reduced staffing requirements, and human error costs have been eliminated, and the company expects project payback in less than one year.