Techlandia Issue 5- 2021/2022 - Page 62

especially as the global pandemic disrupted supply chains and increased demand in grocery stores.

“Because we decided to move to a cloud-based platform, we’ve been able to respond to unpredictable challenges like the pandemic,” said Pierce. “The new platform enabled our remote workers to securely access our system from home and use automated processes to manage the spike in demand. The new system can easily be modified to our changing needs and is always being upgraded in the background so it will never be out of date.” 

Of course, TCCA’s use of technology goes beyond management platforms and manufacturing. TCCA also leans heavily on broadband to connect with the nearly 80 farming families in the TCCA cooperative. Broadband access is critical for farmers and farming communities to thrive. Connection is essential for farmers, often in remote locations, to ensure the timely distribution of products.

Additionally, TCCA is committed to championing digital equity for rural communities. TCCA is a proud sponsor of American Connection Corps, a fellowship program dedicated to building stronger digital connections in rural communities.

“Our work and our people are intricately connected to our communities, so it just makes sense to invest in and improve them,” said Pierce.

And technology is empowering them to do just that.

“Our work and our people are intricately connected to our communities, so it just makes sense to invest in and improve them.”