Food system intelligence innovator Trellis is set to be the digital key to predicting accurate grape yield, quality, harvest timing and procurement cost prediction across Australasia for a premium winemaker.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers has deployed Trellis across its grape supply throughout New Zealand and Australia allowing the team to make better data-based decisions during the season and harvest cycle.

Leader of the project and optimisation of technology across operations for Pernod Ricard Winemakers, Alex Kahl says the company is committed to working with artificial intelligence innovators who are reimagining global supply chains.

“We are excited to give our teams the ability to more accurately predict risks and uncover new opportunities for efficiency,” he says.

Pernod Ricard Winemakers chief operations officer, Brett McKinnon, says the technology is empowering decision making and makes it easier to foresee risks allowing extra time to manage operational challenges.

“We expect Trellis to help us significantly lower our procurement costs and overall production costs, while also ensuring a much more efficient harvest.”

Trellis has worked closely with food and beverage producers as well as upstream suppliers to iron out inefficiencies and provide real-time data insights required to transform organisations.

Founder and CEO of Trellis, Ilay Englard, says traditional food and beverage supply chains are broken and volatile.

“Working with industry visionaries like Pernod Ricard Winemakers that share our commitment to using data to fuel smarter decisions, Trellis is building a more sustainable, resilient food supply and demand system,” he says.

“We look forward to helping Pernod Ricard Winemakers effectively navigate all of the challenges in the years ahead – from erratic weather and natural disasters driven by climate change, to surging international trade concerns, regulations and tariffs – to maintain their market leadership.”