By upgrading its data management and business analytics capabilities, the firm can deliver safe, traceable food to the region more efficiently.

An integrated agri-food firm in Asia involved in modern farming, processing and distribution facilities in Indonesia, Vietnam, Myanmar, India and Bangladesh was experiencing the challenges of expanding data requirements due to the limitations of its basic analytics tools.

By shifting to a cloud platform that offered dynamic, insightful visualizations, the firm, Japfa, was able to empower its teams with clear, regular insights from extensive data sources, significantly accelerating crucial operational decisions in feed and livestock production. This is in line with its mission of delivering safe, nutritious, and traceable protein foods across diverse the regional markets that it operates in.

To scale the data insights further, Japfa expanded their data analytics capabilities with other related data management services to create a robust system in its information management system, thereby streamlining data collection and analysis.

Said the firm’s Chief Digitalization Officer, Kwang Chin Eu: “In our quest for efficiency, real-time, cloud-based insights are indispensable,” noting that the new system “not only enhances our decision-making processes but also strengthens team collaboration and understanding, propelling us towards intelligent, data-centric operations.”

The new data management capabilities allow the firm’s information management system to transform raw, voluminous data into actionable insights, directly impacting poultry production decisions such as feed optimization and growth tracking. They also eradicate data inconsistencies, thereby boosting cross-departmental cooperation and enabling a unified approach to data-driven decision making.

According to Geoff Thomas, Senior Vice President (Asia Pacific and Japan), Qlik, the supplier of various data integration/visualization and analytics technologies adopted by Japfa, the system’ transformation “has been pivotal in developing Japfa’s automated data processing, making information accessible and actionable,” enabling Japfa to shift from labor-intensive monthly reporting to streamlined, daily automated insights, marking a significant evolution in their data management strategy.