For the love of food

A smarter, more reliable cold chain starts here

Lineage Logistics is the global leader of the temperature-controlled logistics industry. In order to service their customers best, they need reliable insights from their warehouses. The current infrastructure allowed Lineage to have historical data but could not deliver the business capability of trustworthy data within 10 minutes.

Together with our longterm partner Nualis we joined forces to build a state of the art Delta Lakehouse dataplatform to deliver realible insights in a cost-effective and scalable way.

Lineage is building a better cold chain to help feed the world. As a leading and innovative provider of temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics solutions, our customers have access to a global network with hundreds of strategically located facilities and billions of cubic feet in capacity across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. 

Project details

Client: Lineage Logistics Europe
Expertise: Dataplatform, Data Engineering, Business Intelligence
Market: Supply Chain

Key takeaway

Maximizing warehouse performance while scaling operations globally.

Lineage is committed to helping feed the world while eliminating waste. With our partners and customers, we make a real difference to millions of people all over the world. That’s why we’re working to reimagine the global supply chain.

By enabling near real-time insights via powerful dashboards in Power BI, Lineage is able to steer processes while they’re happening instead of acting after the fact. And by empowering the business with our AI-solutions, they’re able to get an answer immediately to almost every business question.

And because Lineage is expanding rapidly, a standard approach to onboarding new sites enables them to get the necessary insights in days instead of months.

Quickly delivering the right insights to the business in the warehouses.

Without a proper dataplatform, companies lack the foundation to enable their execution. A dataplatform brings together all data relevant for the organization, defines a shared and unified truth, and securely shares key insights to the business in the fastest way possible. In the case for Lineage, the warehouse needs integral insights within a 10-minute interval to fully support their decision-making process.

The current datawarehouse was expensive, slow, and could not deliver upon the business requirements. From our extensive experience with Delta Lakehousing, we proposed solution to Lineage that would deliver the right capabilities with maximum flexibility in a short timeframe.

Key deliverables

Standardization

Gone is the time to wait for crucial insights into warehouse performance. Lineage can onboard a new site within days and have the necessary insights available immediately.

Cost effective

Because the business can anticipate so much faster, better decisions are taken that benefit the customer experience and the bottom line. Platform infrastructure costs also dropped by more than 300%.

Real Time insights

Where the business usually had to wait until the next day to get new data, now they can rely on trusted insights every 10 minutes.

Continuous Partnership

What's next?

Live insights via Streaming Analytics

The current 10-minute interval still has a 10 minute delay. Sometimes you want to be able to adjust within minutes or even seconds. That's why one of the next capabilities will be to easily support streaming data via Delta Live tables in the Delta Lakehouse, bringing down the time to insights to merely seconds.

Enabling self-service insights via the digital brain with AI

What if you could just ask your question and it would be answered instantly - based on a single source of truth? A lot of people know what insights they need to do their job best. But they need to know how to translate their natural language question into computer language. We are pioneering in the field of AI with a digital brain for business - this will allow business users to ask questions in their own language and AI will translate it into computer language, derive the insights from raw data, and translate the results back to human language. This way, IT is no longer the bottleneck for answering vital questions, but is supporting the business to ask those very essential questions when they want, how they want in the language they want.

Automating decision making and suggested actions with AI

Making better decisions often comes down to outweighing pro's and cons. Once you've realised your single source of truth, AI can start helping you make better operational decisions by continuously analyzing multiple datapoints, calculating scenarios, learning from human decisions, and suggesting better decisions to humans. If those suggested decisions become the standard, AI can automate them, freeing up your valuable workforce to do work AI still cannot do.