Amul disrupted the Milk industry in 1950’s and caused what we popularly called milk revolution, since then annual milk production and collection has be raising annually over 10%.
Technology made its ways to many sectors, but still milk collection has be archaic and needs a second revolution.
The most important thing is what happens in the Milk collection center at villages, rather than Milk Processing units, because the quality of the end milk depends on maintaining the quality of the milk at village level.
Many co-operatives now use Milk Chillers at collection centers, in a way that solves the problem, but not quite enough.
The problem with having just chiller is that, what is happening to these devices will not be know to the Milk Processing plants.
How much milk is coming today ? What is the temperature of the milk ? Quality of the milk, these parameters needs to be monitored constantly to improve the ROI of the milk.
We also found out that Chillers were not being cleaned optimally, which was major cause of quality degradation of the milk at collection points.
What was considered unknown and un-manageable, suddenly become know and predictable. The milk co-operative was able to not only got the accurate milk collection by 7 am in the morning, but can also constantly monitor the milk temperature remotely across their chilling centers.