- The produce comes in between 4.00 pm and 6.00 pm daily, with some farmers traveling up to 400 km to make the drop.“Once the produce is weighed and tagged, a message goes out through an app on the supplied quantity and the price so that the amount is credited to the farmers’ bank account the next day,” says Thirukumaran.
- This is the result of our sophisticated supply chain algorithm,” says Vasudevan.
- “Tomatoes that enter our warehouse used to typically take one hour to sort, but now it takes just 12 minutes.”After this, these crates are loaded onto vehicles at the distribution centres for delivery, which starts at 2.00 am daily.
- Given the increase in tonnage, complexities too have increased in terms of items that need to be picked up, vehicles to be deployed at the right time, and warehouse capacities.
- The key - knowing that the entire delivery process needs to happen between 6.00 and 8:30 am.
How Ninjacart built a tech-enabled supply chain for fresh farm produce, delivering 500 tonnes daily
20 March 2019 8:00 PM GMT
Agritech startup Ninjacart may have raised the income level of farmers with fair prices but the real story is how this company built the entire the technology infrastructure in-house to operate a very efficient supply chain to handle a perishable commodity.