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Sustainable Packaging: A Challenge and Opportunity for Food Manufacturers

QAD

Ever since consumers started purchasing goods commercially, the ways in which products are packaged determine how most food manufacturers differentiate themselves from the competition. Consumers will quickly indicate to a manufacturer if the packaging is a winner or a loser.

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How Food Manufacturing Software Drives Profit [w Case Studies]

Unleashed

Effective inventory management is crucial to reducing costs in any manufacturing business. Cost reductions in food manufacturing can be achieved by using food manufacturing software that improves ordering processes and minimises overstocking of expensive raw ingredients.

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4 ways IT & Procurement team collaboration increases resilience

ivalua

The Hackett Group report recommendations on IT & Procurement collaboration and how it can benefit your organization in the time of Covid-19 and beyond. This study includes input from a range of industries via interviews conducted with pairs of IT and Procurement leaders.

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How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

There is a developing trend that has been gaining steam in recent years that has the potential to seriously impact and “disrupt” food and beverage manufacturing. It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. Though, when a food or beverage product is labeled as “locally grown”, the “local” part usually refers to an area of about 150 miles. Today, however, the trend is moving to packaged foods as well.

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Manufacturing Plant Site Selection: Where to Locate Your Manufacturing Plant

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This article comes from Steve Wright who works for Whirlwind Steel and shares his knowledge on manufacturing plant site selection. There are a number of factors to consider in manufacturing plant site selection to ensure you have the best location for your new plant. Unlike retail, office, or residential locations, a manufacturer must also consider various environmental regulations , workforce issues, and raw material availability, among other things.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This interview is with Kristie Syndikus, VP of Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods. It was very easy to see early on that Kristie had a great aptitude for Procurement and Sourcing. Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods. Over the last 20 years I have worked in the electronics manufacturing industry. leadership #procurement #commoditymanagement #purchasing. Subscribe Here! Email Address. Subscribe to Supply Chain Game Changer.

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Medical Device Manufacturing in 2021 – The 3 Key Challenges

Unleashed

For medical device manufacturers connected to the Covid-19 pandemic response, 2020 has been a year of growth. However more broadly the industry has faced the same challenges as other manufacturing sectors, with a -4.4% Regulations and Medical Device Manufacturing in 2021.

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The Industrial Internet of Things, Manufacturing, Supply Chain & Logistics: Where Are We & Where Are We Going?

Cerasis

Simply using common calendar tools, such as Google, means you are using the IoT, but the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) leads to the use of connected, smart devices to reduce inefficiencies, delays, and inaccuracies throughout the product lifecycle, including procurement as well. Meanwhile, the same technology for monitoring can be deployed to indicate potential problems in the warehouse, such as injured workers or damaged or contaminated food contents.

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How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019

IQMS

By 2023, 30% of manufacturing companies with more than $5B in revenue will have implemented Industry 4.0 Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models.

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Manufacturing and Supply Chain Challenges During a Pandemic

QAD

A pandemic can so easily shape the future for manufacturers and suppliers. In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, big changes are already happening, such as an increase in manufacturing automation and a reduced need for assembly line workers. Manufacturers are under a significant amount of pressure, and many have stepped up to produce essential products like hand sanitizer , protective face shields , respirators and ventilators.

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The Next Time You Order a Fruit Cup (The Complexities of the Fresh Food Supply Chain)

Talking Logistics

Not all supply chains are created equal and that’s certainly true when it comes to the fresh food supply chain. There are a lot of unique considerations in the overall procurement-to-delivery process, everything from temperature control to ensuring food safety. So, what does it take to improve operational effectiveness and reduce total landed costs in the fresh food supply chain? Robinson fresh food supply chain Robinson Fresh

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Procurement Experiences, Trends and the Future!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out What is Virtual Procurement and Why Should You Care? Where is procurement, outsourcing, sourcing, supply chain, and purchasing going? Secondarily, we will include information from other procurement professionals and procurement firms about their experiences, what they forecast, and what they are seeing. We have worked in hundreds of different industries and spend areas over many years in thousands of procurement projects. The Next in Procurement.

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7 Trending Business Practices Disrupting Procurement!

Supply Chain Game Changer

7 KPIs Your Procurement Team May Be Ignoring! Procurement is a business function that has undergone a lot of change in the last few years. Due to globalization, growing consumer demands on transparency, the pertinence of sustainable development and technological advancements, procurement and supply chain professionals have been highlighted as an integral part of their organizations. As a believer in the power of procurement, this recognition makes me happy.

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The State of Supply Chain Trends Part II: AI, Procurement, & the New Lean

Cerasis

From artificial intelligence to refocusing on procurement, the state of supply chain continued to explode throughout 2016, and you need to understand why. For example, planning, purchase order placement, manufacturing floor information logistics operations and beyond became essential variables in the goal of creating a more agile supply chain. Also, it bridged the divide between manufacturing operations and service (logistics) operations, explains Springer Link.

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Five Capabilities to Take the Food and Beverage Supply Chain to the Next Level

Logility

Food and beverage supply chains face mounting pressure to reduce costs, add more value and do more with fewer resources. Food and beverage companies run on razor-thin margins. Supply planning enables you to profitably satisfy market demand through dynamically sourcing materials, optimizing production and manufacturing plans, reducing distribution costs and slashing lead times. White Paper: Food & Drink Customer Centricity.

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Six Must Have Supply Chain Capabilities for Success in the Food and Beverage Industry

Logility

Last week we shared five capabilities to help take the Food & Beverage supply chain to the next level. Today, we continue this conversation and look at six must have capabilities that drive supply chain improvement for F&B manufacturers. F&B manufacturers are increasingly being asked to manage inventory at customer locations or guarantee a rapid replenishment cycle. Demand-Driven Manufacturing Planning.

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Procurement Challenges Condensed

Claritum

Claritum Article - Procurement Blog. I took on the challenge of writing a condensed version of all the current Procurement challenges. I believe the issue with these articles is the broad range encompassed by the word Procurement and the constant change within this domain. To my mind, your challenges depend on where you are in transformational change within your organisation, the scope of your function within Procurement and the nature of the organisation’s supply chain.

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Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Successful entrepreneurs experiencing growing customer demand for an exciting new food product soon face the need to increase their production volume. In the food industry, excess operations and supply chain costs can be a major roadblock to profitability.

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Keeping it Fresh: Supply Chain of Livestock and Fresh Food

Elementum

Complexity is a major issue faced by most production-based supply chains because of the interconnected nature across global operations; and when it comes to livestock and fresh food, their perishable and voluminous nature create unique challenges that make matters significantly worse. Compared to many other product supply chains, time and distance are the major challenges for fresh food suppliers.

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Make to Order at Scale – A Disruptor Here to Stay

QAD

This build-to-order customization of products has disrupted manufacturing for a while. But it has gained further traction lately and is driving consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers to get creative with their approach. Consumers today want to go one step further and customize more about the clothes they wear and the food and drinks they consume. How is ‘Make to Order at Scale’ Disrupting Manufacturing? Food and Beverage.

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Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Successful entrepreneurs experiencing growing customer demand for an exciting new food product soon face the need to increase their production volume. Consider investing into order-to-cash software, using procurement platforms, investing into production equipment, or implementing online shipping tools. In the food industry, excess operations and supply chain costs can be a major roadblock to profitability. “Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups.

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Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Successful entrepreneurs experiencing growing customer demand for an exciting new food product soon face the need to increase their production volume. Consider investing into order-to-cash software, using procurement platforms, investing into production equipment, or implementing online shipping tools. In the food industry, excess operations and supply chain costs can be a major roadblock to profitability. “Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups.

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Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Successful entrepreneurs experiencing growing customer demand for an exciting new food product soon face the need to increase their production volume. Consider investing into order-to-cash software, using procurement platforms, investing into production equipment, or implementing online shipping tools. In the food industry, excess operations and supply chain costs can be a major roadblock to profitability. “Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups.

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How to Use Big Data Analytics to Drive Business Value in Procurement Forward (Part 1)

Jaggaer

JAGGAER InsideSpend Thought leadership Series – In this blog series, we profile leaders in the procurement industry. We hope their insights and experiences inspire you to achieve greatness in procurement. A conversation with Walter Charles, Chief Procurement Officer at Biogen. . Procurement Trends in Manufacturing. Q: What are the big trends in manufacturing? How are they impacting the procurement organization and proficiency?

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COVID-19: Implications on inventory planning, sourcing and procurement

EFT

For Pedro Paiva, Operations Director, EMEA for major footwear manufacturer Alpargatas, which owns the Havianas brand, they “Estimate that we will lose between 30% and 50% of sales this year.”. Alexander Wheeler, Target’s Senior Director, Food Supply Chain reinforced that garments and footwear are way down on the year. However, there has been a “50%” rise “in food and beverage essentials” for the retail giant, which has meant a huge reorientation in purchasing and demand planning.

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How Product Labelling Can Help Manufacturers Increase Efficiency and Accuracy

Unleashed

Manufacturers today are faced with a range of evolving requirements that complicate this process and leave many businesses merely accepting this process as the cost of doing business. Although not new, product labelling and barcodes do not reach their complete usefulness if not used in tandem with a manufacturer’s entire operations. Many manufacturers have started to follow suit. Product labelling can be a complex process.

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The Effects of a Recall Can Be Minimized With a Connected Supply Chain

DynaSys

If the supply chain processes are not connected from the beginning to the end of the entire procurement, manufacturing and distribution processes, or “field to fork”, you will have a bumpy road. Food and Beverage manufacturers have been putting lot numbers on products for years. It has been required by government food regulation agencies in most developed countries for some time. The food industry is beginning to embrace Industry 4.0,

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CPG and Big Food needs to evolve and embrace supply chain, sustainability

EcoVadis

Some of the most recognized and successful food brands are getting pressured at every turn, from health conscious and high-end consumers that are prioritizing healthy and fresh alternatives, to price-driven buyers flocking to cheaper store brands. Even grocers and retailers are starting to turn their backs on Big Food. percent in the first quarter of 2017, and for the year ending in February 2017, sales of packaged foods and beverages fell 0.4

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Kraft Foods Names Daniel Myers Executive Vice President, Supply Chain

Supply Chain Network

Kraft Foods (NYSE: KFT) announced today (June 30th) that Daniel Myers will join the company in September as Executive Vice President, Supply Chain. Myers, 56, will lead the functional groups that make up the company’s integrated supply chain, including Procurement, Manufacturing, Engineering and Customer Service and Logistics. ” Myers joins Kraft Foods from Procter & Gamble, where he built an impressive career over the last 33 years.

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Kanban’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2020

Kanban Logistics

From food and pharmaceutical warehousing to manufacturing logistics and other aspects of the supply chain, our blog articles in 2020 covered a lot of ground. This includes the procurement and delivery of the parts used to build the finished product.

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Circular Supply Chains: The impact.

DynaSys

In this post, I want to describe two ways in which manufacturers may be impacted. Sourcing and procurement decision-makers are confronting a perfect storm. In the future, procurement leaders will play a more influential role in product design to limit the use of non-sustainable raw materials and promote the use of sustainably sourced materials. Not only re-engineering of product design, but manufacturers and supply chains. Changing a supply chain near you.

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Integrating Circular Economy Principles In Procurement

EcoVadis

Procurement teams may be wondering “What is the Circular Economy and how might it be integrated into supply chain management?”. Correctly, many companies are focusing on the supply chain, engaging with their upstream partners to implement innovative procurement practices. Innovative procurement practices and supply chain engagement is fundamental to the success of any such strategy.

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The final countdown to Brexit has begun

ivalua

In addition, tariffs in a no deal scenario will cause an economy-wide adjustment, making it impossible to predict how well businesses will be able to adapt and creating even more uncertainty for industries like manufacturing. The food industry is another likely to face significant impact, yet despite the threat of no deal, “many businesses in the food supply industry are unprepared for a no deal scenario.”.

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What Is the True Cost of Eating Meat?

Supply Chain Brain

Food and farming is one of the biggest economic sectors in the world. the food chain now includes the agribusiness companies, the retailers, and the entertainment sector. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in 2014 the food and drink manufacturing sector contributed £27bn to the economy, and employed 3.8 All Technology SC Planning & Optimization Sourcing/Procurement/SRM Supply Chain VisibilityWhat are the economics of meat?

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Biobased Economy Continues to Grow: USDA Secretary Announces NC State-Duke Study Results on Monday

NC State SCRC

“Better economic opportunities, like those offered by the biobased product manufacturers, are creating wealth in rural America. Just like the report does as well… Biobased Products Corporate Social Responsibility Emerging Issues in Supply Chain Energy Supply Chain Food Supply Chains Procurement Sustainability Supply Chain Economics Supply Chain Management Sustainability

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