To meet the project begins monitoring the wine temperature along the supply chain as first elected to the US market. Nine wineries in Argentina will participate and collaborate with this venture. Representatives Wine Supply Chain Council (WSCC) were visiting from Argentina in order to know the country, its wine-making facilities and sign a letter of intent for cooperation with nine wineries in the country to assist the Temperature Monitoring project. It was so representatives of the organization were visiting the facilities of each of the wine establishments involved, and knowing their products. In addition, they are internalized about the challenges of Viticulture Argentina with an emphasis on supply chain. The objective of this project is to improve all the problems of the supply chain. But as you can not address all the problems together, they began with a major problem is the temperature changes experienced by the wine. Furthermore focus in the US, one of the main markets for Argentina’s exports are made.
Thus, the Lagarde, Norton, Peñaflor, Bressia, Navarro Correas, Chandon, Salentein, Dona Paula Bianchi and wineries are working with this project. His work will be based on placing a chip on wines exported to the US market. In this way it will monitor the entire chain, from leaving the warehouse, goes in the truck, boat, reaches the distributor and reaches the final consumer. Then the temperature data, will cross with a GPS to identify the place where was the wine and can observe changes in temperature experienced by the product. All this will be done through the Logistics Center of Studies and Applications (CEAL), Centre for Research, Development and Innovation (R + D + I) belonging to the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Cuyo, who will be responsible making the WSCC surveys, it is an organization of experts from the wine industry and professional logistics and supply chain of universities and centers of research in the countries of so-called “New World wine”, composed of: Supply Chain Logistics Institute (GerogiaTech, USA), Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO, Australia), Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR, South Africa), Catholic University of Chile (Chile) and Logistics Center of Studies and Applications (Argentina) . The aim of this consortium is to improve aspects of management Supply Chain (Supply Chain Management, SCM) in the wine industry. This is done through the exchange of experiences and knowledge among participating institutions are working to improve the processes and technologies related to the Supply Chain Wine. The idea is to analyze the main problems facing the wine industry, and to assess the effects of variability and uncertainty, thereby providing greater visibility for monitoring processes throughout the chain. Walter Pavón, Bodegas de Argentina, told Wine Day to Day that “from the entity to the wineries that will participate in this project were invited to the investigators logistics and representatives of Georgia Tech Institute who were visiting the province to sign the letter of agreement. Furthermore Juan Carlos Pina, director of the Center for Logistics Studies and Applications of the Faculty of Engineering of the National University of Cuyo, and was asked to give a talk on how they can impair temperature changes along the chain. ” The final conclusions were held at Bodega Norton on Tuesday, where a summary of the visit was made, as well as detailed points to start the project which is scheduled to begin later this month.
Pavon said that since the company will cooperate with all, and also be in charge of giving the results of this project for the wine sector in general. Another point that stood out was that “in addition to being present in the project by the Centre for Study and logistics applications, Faculty of Engineering at UNC, let’s work together to make a study of logistics Benchmarking in the wine industry, where carry out a survey of field data. What we seek with this research is to know what the supply problems with suppliers to the cellars and wineries are out. This will begin later this month. ” Problems faced by wine out of the cellar Martin Marchetta is one of the researchers from the Centre for Studies and logistics applications (CEAL) and the Centre for Research, Development and Innovation belonging to the UNCuyo, had previously talked to us about what they were Main problems of the wine supply chain. On this he told us on that occasion, “wine is a sensitive drink temperature, either more 35th and less than 5th. When you export goes through various points, particularly in Central America, where wine can be affected. The aim of this work is to know what changes in temperature, the wine undergoes. Especially those who go to the US, the major import market. In this study is participating people from academia, as importers and wineries, from Chile, South Africa and Australia “. Another point that stood out was that “Argentina is not without the problem of breaking temperature. The biggest difference we can find between nosotrosa and other countries, is the difficult access to reach the ports. We have more than 1,000 kilometers to reach Buenos Aires, and economic problems, such as road blocks, breaks the chain and reliability to our customers. In addition, the port of Chile, which is a closer alternative, in some seasons the passage is closed, and if the crossing is closed indefinitely the conteineres wines are up and face very low temperatures that can affect them, and the product left winery is not reaching the same destination.
And also, when you move the wine from one hemisphere to the other. ”
Author: Laura Saieg. Wine area Editec SRL.