TYSON FOODS INC. SOFT AND HARD TECHNOLOGIES
Hard technology is an elementary part of the Tyson Foods Inc. Company. The technological advancements are a crucial ingredient in providing a competitive advantage over other key players. One of its applications is the SecureNet system which was installed to cater for security purposes. The system was provided by SecureNet Inc. to provide security solutions for the company’s physical and logical assets (Mayer, 2014). The system, which included a multi-technology ID system allow the company administration to man and regulate the level of physical access to the processing sites. A viable security system is a vital necessity for the continuity of the company’s operations.Another technology employed by Tyson Foods Company is the ultra-light equipment that enables the company to ship more bulk of its products. The ultra-lights technology allows the company to increase the amount of weights per shipment. A larger quantity of products is, therefore, transported by a single truck, thus eliminating the need for extra transportation. In 2013, the company was able to cut off more than 2 million miles of transport. In conjunction with the ultra-light equipment, the company makes use of the rail-to-ship food and other byproducts to reduce the number of truck miles. In 2013, it helped eliminate more than 55 million miles (Mayer, 2014). Tyson Foods also uses Lab technologies to enhance its food production processes. Through the Tyson Foods’ Corporate Laboratory and Research Services Group, the company conducts microbiological testing. The laboratory tests enable the company to improve the quality of its products as well as ensuring other elements such as food safety. The company’s laboratories make use of various techniques such as gas chromatography in a bid to provide a top-notch product for its consumers.
This type of technology entails the processes that are majorly human controlled such administrative processes, sales and marketing, among others. One such technology is the supply chain network. Tyson Foods Company has a distribution network that provides support for both foodservice and retail channels. The company has 19 distribution centers through which their products are shipped. From these …