Salinas, CA (December 4, 2023) — Joe Garcia is bringing nearly 40 years of supply chain technical experience to Inteligistics as Director of Sales, Retail Supply Chain. Garcia, who began his career managing technical services for Dole Food Company and Del Monte Tropical Fruit Company, was most recently a Regional Sales Manager at DeltaTrak.
Garcia reports to Rao Mandava, CEO and Chairman of Inteligistics.
“As we grow and expand our supply chain solutions with grower/shippers and retailers, Joe’s previous work deploying technology throughout the perishable supply chain will be an invaluable resource to our company and our clients,” said Rao Mandava, Inteligistics CEO and Chairman.
Garcia has spent the bulk of his career researching, adopting and selling technical solutions to increase efficiency and ensure quality assurance for the perishable supply chain. “Growers and retailers have been monitoring the supply chain and collecting data for decades but using that data to enhance profitability has been a significant challenge,” said Garcia. “Inteligistics’ use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to predict remaining shelf life, reduce operational labor and identify areas for process improvement, is game-changing.”
The InteliView Data Platform from Inteligistics collects and analyzes data from a wide range of existing data sources and third-party sensors and recorders. The customizable, real-time user dashboards can help companies identify and highlight what is most important to them, and help them take steps to improve operations and profitability by improving quality, reducing labor demands and turning regulatory compliance into a profit center.
“While there are many ways companies can use Inteligistics’ systems to increase the value from the data they are already collecting, I’m most excited for the opportunity to help retailers reduce shrink,” added Garcia. “While some amount of shrink is understandable, using our technology to reduce shrink while improving the consumer experience with better quality fresh food, contributes directly to retailers’ bottom lines.”
“Fresh produce and perishable products have long been the drivers of retail traffic and profits, but there has always been a lot of waste which is bad for profits and sustainability,” Mandava added. “As margins shrink, labor markets tighten, and regulations such as FSMA 204 proliferate, Inteligistics solutions help improve transparency and decision making while reducing supply chain costs.”
For more information on Inteligistics, visit https://www.inteligistics.com.
Inteligistics is uniquely placed in perishables industries using Silicon Valley technology and process improvements to bring digital transformation, turn Big Data into clear actions through AI/ML, and deliver high value improvements to supply chain and cold chain performance for perishable commodities. The resulting increase in productivity and reduction in critical cut-to-cool times, resources help meet sustainability goals. Using IoT, off-the-shelf wireless hardware, and proprietary cloud-based applications, Inteligistics develops custom solutions and provides an end-to-end integrated supply chain platform and standalone applications that improve quality, throughput, increase profits and deliver high ROI on the critical process of moving product from field to consumer. Visit inteligistics.com and linkedin.com/company/inteligistics.