Better Decisions with Data: Leveraging Trends
In an ever-evolving global agriculture landscape, improving the use of data with the latest collection and analysis tools from EnviroLogix will bolster revenue, increase customer satisfaction and maximize efficiencies. EnviroLogix has a long history of providing the agriculture industry with point of need diagnostics that drive better decisions for incoming grain. However, if you’re only using a test result for a quick decision on whether to accept a truck and what discount to apply, you’re only getting part of the story.
When it comes to decisions, your inbound grain procurement area creates many pieces of data for your day-to-day operations, most of which is of no cost to you. Analytical assays are some of the only on-site data points you pay to create. Make them work more for you by doing a deep data dive into the better decision that could be influenced by further analysis. You can leverage your data trends over time to evaluate suppliers, accept discounted grain without compromising cumulative bin quality, and track quality system performance.
In the information age, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with data and waste time on analysis and tracking that doesn’t add value. The QuickScan II reader makes quick analyses easy with some new tools that we’ve added to our flagship platform. Here are a couple of examples of data trends you can pull from your system that will help you get the most from our diagnostics:
Aflatoxin trends over time: In green, this QuickScan II graph shows a running average for incoming grain over the course of two months; while red shows the daily averages. By comparing daily averages to running averages, you can keep track of where your cumulative grain levels are and the impacts that high contamination days have. Despite a few days with daily averages above 10ppb, a grain manager can clearly see that overall, cumulative average aflatoxin levels remain below 10ppb.
Aflatoxin results by supplier: If you want to take a deeper dive on your daily and running averages to figure out where contamination might be coming from, you can use your QuickScan data to pull out results for individual suppliers and compare them back to your overall averages. In this very simple example, we can see that the high daily average (red) observed in the middle can be traced back to “Farmer Sue” (green), but her overall aflatoxin results over time are not a cause for concern.
If you’re interested in adding tracking tools to your business, please let your sales rep know you’re interested in a QuickScan II demo! In addition to the data analysis tools, we’ve also added inventory management so you know when you won’t run out of the test strips you need to evaluate incoming grain. We’re just getting started with data analytics – these tools are the tip of the iceberg. EnviroLogix prides itself on our customer-centric approach to grain diagnostics – if you have feedback on our current data tools or want to make a suggestion for something that would benefit your business, we’d love to hear from you.