QPod Systems Limited (QPod Systems or QSL) is a specialist supply chain consultancy and technology provider. We assist our clients optimise their supply chains through extended reach refrigeration systems and cool chain efficiencies.

We assist in increasing profits by improving product quality, customer service and taking hassle, loss and cost out of clients supply chains.

In today’s world, high performing companies are those that cooperate with their suppliers, buyers and service providers to achieve better results. It’s about team work extending beyond the boundaries of a company itself, motivated groups working in partnership in an open and honest way to achieve mutual benefit.

At QPod Systems we are just as concerned about our clients businesses being successful as our own. To this end we have participated in the development of a proprietary supply chain modelling programme to assist in determining the value new technologies and other improvements can potentially add to supply chains.


  • Supply chain optimisation reduces overall costs and improves profits.
  • A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
  • Improving quality of delivered product to your customers requires improving systems and processes.
  • Continuous improvement helps ensure profits are sustainable.


We follow a three step process:

  1. Baseline the existing supply chain.

This involves a cost return analysis and subject to client requirements may also include a technical assessment, quality systems and market validation assessment.

  1. Develop tailored improvement solutions and evaluate.

We do this in consultation with our clients, utilising new technologies and systems where applicable and evaluating these to find the best overall solution.

  1. Implementation and training.

The degree of our engagement depends on a client’s needs. For example where clients assist with data collection, consultancy time can be reduced.

Baseline modelling of a supply chain starts with mapping the existing systems and processes of a supply chain from beginning to end. Once all of the stages are mapped the next phase of the work is to record the resources and costs of each process. What resources are involved? How long does each process take etc?

Then it is a matter of building on this to collect the other information required. When a comprehensive understanding of the existing supply chain has been detailed the cost benefit of improvement options can be considered, modelled and compared to the baseline. This process leads to informed investment decisions and supply chain optimisation.

The primary data collection categories are:

  • Production
  • Harvesting
  • Grading & Processing
  • Packaging
  • Freight & Distribution
  • Trading/Sales

Data collection is followed by analysis, evaluation and reporting.