CONNECTED NEXT GENERATION POST-HARVEST LOGISTICS


OPPORTUNITIES AND STRATEGIES FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM
BUSINESSES IN EMERGING COUNTRIES


A Foundational Report


In this timely report, Sal Yazbeck looks at the changing nature of the post-harvest segment (temperature-controlled transportation and storage) of the global perishable fruits and vegetables supply chain to analyze some of the fundamental market drivers, challenges, and opportunities facing this logistics ecosystem.


In his analysis, Yazbeck makes a case towards how US small and medium businesses (SMBs) -- IoT device manufacturers, cold food transportation, and cold storage operators -- can collaborate to enter emerging market countries, find ways to build the next generation of responsive temperature-controlled logistics, and develop sustainable business models that help reduce food loss, engage small farmers, and enhance local economies.

Referred to as a Foundational Report, the research helps establish an informed baseline role for forward-looking companies seeking innovative business models to enter emerging markets and build the next generation of data-connected post-harvest logistics models. The approach draws connections among broad topic silos as logistics and technology models, country infrastructure types, regulatory trends, partnership approaches, foreign direct investment, and economic conditions, among others to foster a concerted view of the discussion.

While Connected Next Generation Post-Harvest Logistics offers no solutions, and no answers, it does, however, make an effort to present a concerted view of the problem, challenges, and opportunities in post-harvest logistics, and offers sample approaches to emerging markets potentially useful for SMB strategy considerations.