For instance, let’s talk about flowers. No one likes to gift their loved one with a perished flower, do they? Hence it has to stored, kept cool and delivered at the right time to create that magical vibe. This would obviously need more time-obsessed cold chain processes.
Take a look at this Valentines day stats: around 25% of the flowers that are sold in the EU would belong originally to far-off nations such as Ethiopia, Kenya and Ecuador. The florist should maintain the right temperature while keeping them fragrant and fresh for nearly 3 weeks. Tracking and monitoring the temperature fluctuations are a must. The journey from farm-to-hand can be quite complex. Valentine’s Day business and logistics isn’t a joke, is it?
The flower has to cross refrigerated trucks, rooms, airport, supply chain partners and finally, to the consumer on the D-day. To track this process, many businesses leverage sensor technologies and barcodes to integrate the information to the supply chain business. Leveraging the best logistics network can help every business achieve more transparency and real-time visibility. An effective Valentine’s Day supply chain planning can help customers improve customer satisfaction, increase their ROI and cut costs.
While red roses will be the most popular choices forever, orange roses took the least favoured position in 2017. How do we know this Valentine day sales statistics? Dig out such hidden gems of data with SAP Analytics Cloud. If businesses make such data their valentine on this lovable day, they can win the hearts of their customers by knowing what they prefer before-hand and keep up with the competition.