Giant Eagle is looking to increase its task management partnership with SmartSense by Digi®, part of Digi International. Recently, the retailer expanded this strategic partnership with the provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions to deploy 32,000 new SmartSense digital temperature monitoring devices, used to continuously monitor freshness across its critical food assets.
“We have been continually impressed with SmartSense’s innovative and intelligent solutions, which have allowed us to strengthen our unwavering commitment to maintaining the highest levels of food safety for the communities we serve,” said Giant Eagle Vice President of Risk and Chief Compliance Officer, Vic Vercammen. “Specifically, capturing detailed data insights and prescriptive analytics via SmartSense’s advanced technologies will enhance our team members’ ability to monitor product freshness in real-time.”
With this latest expansion, Giant Eagle reaffirms its commitment to providing guests with the highest levels of food safety and quality. As one of the United States’ largest food retailers and distributors with approximately $10 billion in annual sales, Giant Eagle took stock in the importance of recognizing the cost-saving and competitive advantage of utilizing industry innovations.
According to a release, this includes digital technology, walk-ins, chillers, refrigerators, and now, the SmartSense system that combines wireless sensors, food probes, digital checklists, and remote monitoring software and analytics tools.
“We are proud to serve as an IoT partner for Giant Eagle,” commented SmartSense President Guy Yehiav. “Our experience, easily solving compliance requirements of pharmacy and healthcare, empowers us to keep providing critical solutions for food safety and equipment optimization. With paper and manual checks a thing of the past, we help customers such as Giant Eagle advance their operations and move from physical logs to digital insights that inform their teams on the ground, with efficiency and effectiveness. We work with customers over the long-term—evolving and developing prescriptive analytics from our scalable systems that distill operational data into clear actions that improve safety, quality, and sustainability.”
All SmartSense features and functions are accessible via a single compliance monitoring dashboard and mobile app to give a complete view of operations at every level. Overall, this provides actionable insights that can drive quality control, employee productivity, and food safety compliance for Giant Eagle.
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