Automatic processes to link everything in a typical MacDonald’s branch
1) POS System
It is possible to create applications to report sales and accounting automatically where there is an option to do time reporting 3 times a day to the management or to login via Internet to do any tasks. Accounting processes can also be automated to create views so that if the management so wishes, a report can easily be generated within minutes, creating business intelligence to give insight to any branch.
2) Linking To McDelivery
Whatever can be done on a POS system can easily be extended to McDelivery.
3) Using RF technology for automated order and stocktaking
Stocks can be updated in real time with a simple terminal like an iPad, where it is even possible to know everything in a cold store, a substation like a frying station or just plain packaging for all McDonald’s products. Once stocks run low, an application can easily be customised to make a new order from suppliers, it is possible then to use GPS location to find anything in a store in the main warehouse, so that supplies can easily be controlled, manufactured and delivered.
4) Temperature monitoring and control of kitchen appliances via Zwave Technology
Zwave technology uses a network mesh where it is possible to link every kitchen appliances to monitor temperature, conditions or completion of any processes. Once maintenance is required it could easily sent a message to the head office to dispatch the maintenance crew. As I mentioned earlier, diversification in this area of business could easily generate new revenues where it is possible to get up to 3X more revenue than the present business model where you can maximise labour productivity with less unskilled crew, creating mass value for franchise owners. Therefore with control over every reporting tools, management could easily give directions to franchise owners to get the maximum ROI for every branch in MacDonald’s network, where it is possible to increase the new number of franchisees by another 50% worldwide. Even the spinoff of McCafe could be easily generated by creating interest from investors by studying the appropriate products that is required for each local branch, the markets is big enough if you do not have destructive competition directly with StarBucks, Coffee Beans and other competition.
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