Reduced spoilage, better tracking of pilferage or fraud, lower data errors, automating reporting and reordering – all directly add to the bottom line
Tracking preparation times or expiry dates of food items including the environmental conditions it sits in leads to lower food safety risks and improves food quality
Real-time tracking gives the pulse of the inventory movement at that instant, thereby helps the business optimise based on accurate, up-to-date and unbiased data
Food is a complicated business – there are many, many co-dependent businesses in it; from the farmers who grow the food to the food retailers who supply the food you buy and eat.
But food as a product has a short shelf life (discount the ultra-processed ones!). If not managed properly and in time, each business which handles the food can incur losses due to its spoilage, wasteful processes, manual errors or just mishandling it. These losses directly impact the business’ bottom line, not to mention the massive environmental impact it leaves.
We, at RightMash, want to provide the businesses in the food industry with technology that can help them track the food as they handle it. This would help them improve their bottom line and help us with our mission to make the food industry a lot more sustainable.
Our goal over the coming years is to completely transform how food is tracked in the food supply chain. We are working on creating seamlessly connected technology to provide each business in the supply chain with ability to accurately and in real-time track the food that they handle.
By giving the businesses the tools and technology to stay connected with their food and sharing information with their partners and customers, we envision a food supply chain that is uber-connected with their food and with each other to minimise food losses – and a side effect work together towards improving sustainability in the food industry.
Co-Founder & CEO
Arjun loves technology, the environment and food – in that order. A nerdy sales guy who knows all the shortcut keys in PowerPoint, Arjun has spent 20 years building and selling technology to large corporates. He founded a big data company before it was called big data, a decade ago. In his spare time, he enjoys building LEGO and air guitaring to Pink Floyd WALL.
Co-Founder & CTO
Hemanth came up with the concept of RightMash about 25 years ago for his post-graduation thesis. Now he eats breadboards and resistors for breakfast as part of RightMash. Having spent the last 25 years making technology that can sell, he now burns PCBs to keep warm at night. When he gets bored of that he ‘enjoys’ helping his family with the weekend chores.
Arun loves retail – its glorious complexities and uncertainties. ‘Owning’ the customer is the holy grail that he is after. After spending 25 years at large consumer brands such as P&G, TESCO and others, he now helps startups with their product, brand and go-to-market strategy. Also, an intrepid traveler when not daring status quo.
Food losses occur due to human error and outdated information on food inventory in spite of having sophisticated inventory management or POS software.
RightMash platform gets rid of need to enter data manually by automatically updating inventory information. At the very least, your inventory would be up to date always.
RightMash sensors currently works on all food products. While there is no restrictions on it usage, the sensors need to kept away from cooking areas where there is high heat source.
Food items in the refrigerator would require additional antenna wiring to enable the sensors to catch the wifi signal – which should be a fairly straight forward process
Yes – think of the RightMash sensor as an intelligent base of a container or a food item. Hence, for each food item to be tracked, you would require one sensor.
Unfortunately, stacking of containers (one on top of another) below a single sensor would lead to inaccurate reading and would defeat the purpose of tracking individual food items.
If you want to track loose items consumed directly from it packaging, then you can place a bowl over the coaster and put the item into it for tracking. You would of course need to put an NFC sticker tag at its base at the point it rests on the coaster.
In the future, we hope to work with food item providers to include the smart coaster (as a container) into its packaging.
Not really. We go beyond just being a connected scale. RightMash sensors have NFC readers on them to help it identify the food item placed on it. All you need to do is affix the NFC tags / stickers provided on container or /food item you want to track and the platform knows which item to track irrespective of the sensor it has been placed on.
Additionally, the sensor acts as an accurate data source, but the true power lies in the changes in consumption it records, which provides deep insights into where are the food losses occuring and when.
One of the biggest problem to any inventory management software is data accuracy – which needs to be manually entered when dealing with loose quantities such as food.
RightMash platform does not need regular updates. It tracks the ups and downs in the inventory level of individual items automatically down to the last gram.
RightMash integrates with most popular inventory/POS systems. And if there is no readymade connector, we are happy to build one or assist your IT teams to create one.
All RightMash sensors are powered by an internal rechargeable battery. The battery generally lasts for 6-8 hours when in constant use. There is an direct DC power jack provided to connect it for continuous power.
The rechargable battery acts as a backup source in case of power failures or when moving food item + sensor
RightMash sensors can weight from 100gm to 100 kgs. The sensitivity is about 0.5gm for sensors below 10kg, while for higher loads it is 0.02% of the maximum load bearing rating of the sensor
We are currently running field trials in a private beta. Once the trials are complete, we plan to launch the platform commercially in Mar 2020. Sign-up for our newsletters to stay updated on the latest information