What Will We be Eating in Five Years and is the Food Industry Ready for These New Trends?

DELMIA Quintiq

Food has become more than just a necessity; it is intrinsic to our society and culture, and has a big influence on the way we live our lives. Global vs. Local Food. Thanks to globalization, travel and cultural exchange—foreign foods and cuisines are more accessible than ever.

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Sugar Beet Shortages Could Impact Food and Beverage Manufacturing

QAD

How Do Beet Sugar Shortages Affect Food and Beverage Manufacturers? A great deal of beet sugar is used in food and beverage manufacturing. And this decline is impacting food and beverage manufacturing. When a consumer purchases a food or beverage product and checks the nutrition label for information on sugar content, rarely is the distinction made on the type of sugar used. What Can Food Manufacturers Do During an Ingredient Shortage?

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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.

Returning Food and Beverage Manufacturing to a New Normal

QAD

COVID-19 has disrupted manufacturing operations worldwide. The automotive industry was shut down and many other manufacturing sectors have been severely impacted. The food and beverage industry is no exception as manufacturers have been impacted in a number of areas. Some food and beverage companies are experiencing a variety of shutdown issues, while others are experiencing a need to run 24/7 due to surging demand.

Returning Food and Beverage Manufacturing to a New Normal

QAD

COVID-19 has disrupted manufacturing operations worldwide. The automotive industry was shut down and many other manufacturing sectors have been severely impacted. The food and beverage industry is no exception as manufacturers have been impacted in a number of areas. Some food and beverage companies are experiencing a variety of shutdown issues, while others are experiencing a need to run 24/7 due to surging demand.

How Food Manufacturers Can Make the Best Blending Decisions Every Time

DELMIA Quintiq

Blending is an important and challenging part of the food manufacturing process. While there are strict guidelines regarding the content of certain ingredients such as fats, sugar and salt: Food manufacturers generally have some flexibility to deal with changing supply situations.

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7 Ways to Improve Quality Control in Food Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! When you’re a food and beverage manufacturer, there’s no business more serious than quality control. Consumer safety and quality control go hand-in-hand for the food industry in a way that most other industries don’t have to deal with. You’re working with the food that people put on their tables and feed to their families. Don’t Overlook Food Defense. Subscribe Here!

10 Signs A Food & Beverage WMS Needs Help

IQMS

Bottom Line: Food and beverage supply chains are the fuel that drives the growth of every food & beverage manufacturer today. Keeping A Food & Beverage WMS Current Is a Continual Challenge. The most common reason a food & beverage WMS will be replaced is that it’s built for a different business model and series of products in the past. 10 Signs It’s Time To Replace A Food & Beverage Warehouse Management System.

Making Food & Beverage Supply Chains Pay

IQMS

Bottom Line: High performance, integrated food & beverage supply chains are the lifeblood of successful manufacturers in the industry, enabling them to flex in response to customer demand. By using supply chain systems to unify inventory and warehouse management, more food & beverage manufacturers can deliver real-time responses to their customers, through any channel, anytime. What Matters Most In A Food & Beverage Supply Chain Management System.

Food and Beverage Industry Reevaluating Strategies to Combat Coronavirus

USC Consulting Group

This includes food and beverage suppliers, packers, and manufacturers. Indeed, the pandemic and resulting economic downturn have impacted several major organizations, and as a result, led to a domino effect resulting in back orders and food shortages. “The food and beverage industry is ramping up efforts to adjust and adapt.” In one form or another, from restaurants to processors and grocers, no food-related organization has been unaffected.

QAD Named to Food Logistics Magazine Top 100 Providers

QAD

Food and beverage manufacturing can be complex and challenging. A Resource for Manufacturers. There are several resources available to learn about everything from industry trends and solutions to day-to-day challenges manufacturers face, especially in today’s changing marketplace. One such resource is a publication called Food Logistics. They are a highly trusted source of information for the food industry. Food Logistics is a trusted source.

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Four Critical Steps for CPG Manufacturers to Compete After a Crisis

DynaSys

The same concept works for business and manufacturing. As the world sorts through life with COVID-19 and trying to plan for the aftermath, many Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) manufacturers and suppliers are developing and implementing risk management policies and procedures.

How Sourcing has Reemerged in a Covid-19 World

Jaggaer

For the first three months after Covid-19 hit, virtually every sourcing project , in every sector , was put on hold while companies tried to assess the situation and how best to deal with the epidemic. Diversify Your Sourcing Needs. COVID-19 Sourcing

The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The novel coronavirus outbreak piqued interest in supply chain operations, particularly in the food supply chain. ” In addition to personal safety instructions, this guidance stated: “ If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. ”. COVID-driven actions in the food supply chain.

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Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part. As companies are navigating an increasingly turbulent yet robust economic climate, businesses in manufacturing, mining and metals, food and beverage, and other industries are looking for ways to reduce raw material procurement spending and offset rising material costs. That’s where Strategic Sourcing comes into play. An important lever for modern organizations.

Understanding The Challenges Facing Modern Food And Beverage Producers (eBook)

USC Consulting Group

If there’s one certain thing about the food and beverage industry, it’s the fact that nothing is certain – not when it comes to trends, anyway. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the all-protein diet from lean meat sources was popular. But there is one constant in the food and beverage business: consumers’ demand for top quality, originality and convenience. Thus, the heat is always on for manufacturers to deliver on Americans’ high expectations.

Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Since much of the previous year in business and elsewhere was defined by a global pandemic, we are left asking what will 2021 look like for food and beverage shippers. Food trends had an interesting 12 months as things changed quite a bit throughout the course of COVID-19.

The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective. Let’s compare the strengths and weaknesses of both international and domestic sourcing options. International Sourcing. Reaping the benefits of international sourcing.

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.

Planting the Seeds for Blockchain in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Logility

So, what is holding companies back from embracing blockchain and, in particular, what needs to be done to grow the adoption of blockchain in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain? There is no doubt that adopting blockchain capabilities can improve the ability to track and trace food and beverage products from field to fork. Leading companies participating in IBM’s Food Trust Blockchain like Walmart, Carrefour, and others are already reaping the benefits of blockchain capabilities.

The Supply Chain Can?t Stop: A story from the front lines at Ken?s Foods

Elementum

It was Wednesday, March 11th and Ken’s Foods had a dilemma. Ken’s Foods started out as a restaurant in Framingham, Massachusetts called Ken’s Steakhouse. When their salads and dressings became more famous than their steaks, they transitioned into a food manufacturer that has grown to a $1B+ business. With no plants overseas, Ken’s Foods was spared the early supply chain ripple effect related to COVID-19 in Asia and Europe. inventory management manufacturing

What You Should Know About Food Distributors

Zipline Logistics

Food distributors are often a necessary part of taking your brand to the next level. With seemingly hundreds of established and independent food distributors with varying connections, how do you choose when to use who? However, this is a prerequisite for determining which food distributor to use. What is a Food Distributor? Food distributors assist brands in getting more of their products on store shelves, big and small. Overview of Large Food Distributors.

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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.

Potential Food Sector Ramifications of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Part 2

Enterra Insights

”[1] This three-part article examines just how differently consumer behavior is changing the food sector. In part one , I examined five of fourteen food sector areas being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as identified from numerous sources by Jim Dippold, Senior Vice President for Category Management Strategy at Enterra Solutions ®. Radio is ‘Comfort Food’ as media consumption rises amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Podcast: Rob O’Byrne on Digital Transformation, Sustainability, and Diversification in Sourcing

Requis

Manufacturing sites have been rationalized in terms of, “we don’t need five factories in this country, we only need three, then two, then we don’t need them at all, we’ll move them to China”. We’ve also got to educate the producers and manufacturers.

Fresh food logistics: A better approach with optimization

DELMIA Quintiq

According to online sources, a total of seven regions in France are supplying 6,500 tonnes of oysters per year to the whole of Europe. With this in mind, time is certainly money when it comes to the delivery of oysters – and all fresh food logistics, basically. The cooling process in food production, by using intact cooling chains, is a much more complex task than just turning up the air conditioning in the car.

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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.

How the Food Blockchain is Bringing Tech to the Table

Zipline Logistics

Though it may sound far off, companies in the food and beverage supply chain are rapidly adopting blockchain platforms as a means of creating visibility, traceability, and efficiency. There are many other uses for blockchain, including improving the cooperative efforts of the different parties in the food and beverage supply chain. IBM Food Trust. A significant driver of the blockchain in the food and beverage supply chain is IBM. Other Food Blockchain Applications.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

For organizations that source products from suppliers in remote regions, blockchain can provide clarity in an otherwise murky journey from harvest to retail. According to the United Nations, one in nine people today—or 815 million globally—lack access to the food necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Every year, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption—or 1.3 From the wholesale manufacturers in Iowa to the farmers in Bangladesh, change is coming.

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A Global Shift for Manufacturers: Industries with Increased Demand

USC Consulting Group

However, with manufacturers and supply chains across the world reeling with the ongoing problems the pandemic has presented, we are seeing a definite shift in the ways business is conducted. Manufacturing. As a result, manufacturers are shifting to domestic sources.

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.

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.

Eliminating Food Waste in the Agricultural Supply Chain

AFFLINK

There’s nothing worse than when the food in your refrigerator goes bad. For food and beverage manufacturers, spoilage during transit is a major source of revenue loss: 30% of all food loss occurs post-harvest, including during transit. Lack of coordination between farmers and buyers means that food can wait around in sub-optimal conditions for days or weeks before it ends up in supermarkets. A lot of cosmetically imperfect food is thrown out.

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Circular Supply Chains: The impact.

DynaSys

Some publications focus on the recycling aspect, others on carbon emissions and others on sustainable sourcing. In this post, I want to describe two ways in which manufacturers may be impacted. Sustainable Sourcing. Chronologically, raw material sourcing is a logical starting point in the circular supply chain discussion. Sourcing and procurement decision-makers are confronting a perfect storm. Changing a supply chain near you.

Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content?