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Monthly Archives: January 2016

Three Restaurant Technology Trends: Week 3 – Just-in-Time Delivery

January 27, 2016

Welcome back! This is the final installment of our three-part series on Restaurant Technology Trends. Today, we we’ll be discussing the practice of Just-in-time (JIT) inventory. (Please click on the links if you missed our previous posts about the Internet of Things (IoT) or Big Data). Just-in-time (JIT) inventory is just as it sounds! A JIT management system is one in which materials and products are produced or acquired ONLY as demand requires. After all, maintaining inventory takes time and has associated labor costs as well. But when you can continuously track what has been used and what remains in storage, you can make well informed choices when placing orders. You don’t want to tie up capital in inventory unnecessarily, and you don’t want toContinue Reading …

Three Restaurant Technology Trends: Week 2 – Big Data

January 20, 2016

Welcome back! Today we’ll be discussing the power of big data, as the second installment of our three-week series on restaurant technology trends. So what is big data? You might get different answers from different people, but here’s a basic one-sentence definition that sums it up fairly well: Big data is a collection of data from traditional and digital sources inside and outside your company that represents a source for ongoing discovery and analysis. This means that web behavior, social media interactions, financial records, transactions, call center information and point-of-sale, are all inputs to big data. All these metrics, brought together, are what puts the “big” in big data. The wealth of data that can result is amazing! By compiling and analyzing these dataContinue Reading …

Three Restaurant Technology Trends: Week 1 – The Internet of Things

January 13, 2016

Welcome to the first installment of a three-week series where we’ll discuss three restaurant technology trends that have the potential to really benefit your business. Today we’ll dive into the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it can help your business save money and be more efficient. So what exactly is the Internet of Things? Imagine that the equipment in your business isn’t just a collection of cold, hard machines with exoskeletons of polished metal, limbs of plastic, and guts of wire. Imagine that the electronics, sensors, software and network connectivity nestled inside your equipment is a latent neuro-center full of information just waiting to be tapped for the greater good of the whole? What if the machines woke up and started talking toContinue Reading …

Series Kickoff: Three Restaurant Tech Trends to Increase Efficiency and Reduce Cost

January 7, 2016

Happy New Year! As we head into what is traditionally the slowest month in the restaurant world, we thought it would be a good time to look forward at some tech trends that have the potential to make 2016 more successful than ever! Today we’re kicking off a three-installment series that will take a look at three technology trends that are helping restaurants be more efficient and save money at the same time (something we’d all like more of in 2016!). The trends we’ll be discussing are: The Internet of Things, Big Data, and lastly, Real-Time Ordering for Inventory. Each week, we’ll take one trend and dive deep into the subject matter and answer questions like, “What exactly is big data?” and “How canContinue Reading …

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