Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Food Processing Software

Food & Beverage manufacture involves a total sequence of food operations, including the growth and selection of raw materials, harvesting, processing, preservation, and distribution. These goods are then sold mainly to the retail or hospitality sectors, which then sell to end consumers through shops, supermarkets, restaurants, bars, etc. In general, the aim of all food manufacturing operations is to extend the availability of seasonal crops to year-round use. Food manufacturing is not solely involved with the preservation of food but is also concerned with the addition of additives such as flavours, colouring agents, preservatives, texturising agents and the final operation is packaging. Supply Chain software for the Food and Beverage industries enables streamlining and automating business processes throughout the supply chain to improve planning, optimise inventory levels, reduce costs, and respond quickly to changes in customer and supplier demand.

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Expected surge in demand for cold storage solutions

Expected surge in demand for cold storage solutions

Higher seasonal temperatures and reduced product demand stemming from the COVID-19 crisis will result in cold storage spaces exceeding capacity, according to temporary power and temperature solutions company, Aggreko.

UK food and drink sector bucks trend as pandemic sees international trade fall in Q1

UK food and drink sector bucks trend as pandemic sees international trade fall in Q1

Food and drink businesses defied an overall drop in UK exports during the first quarter of 2020 as supply chain disruption and international efforts to combat coronavirus hit overseas sales of goods and services, according to the Lloyds Bank International Trade Index.

UK manufacturers need £650 million in April to survive 2020

UK manufacturers need £650 million in April to survive 2020

UK manufacturers are facing a precarious future according to insights1 from fintech business lender MarketFinance. Over two thirds (68%) reported their order books have halved in the last 30 days. To compound matters, the majority (67%) have less than £50,000 cash and without any support will run out of money before the end of the month.

Coronavirus and lessoning the impact on our supply chains: lessons learnt from a multinational company operating in China

Coronavirus and lessoning the impact on our supply chains: lessons learnt from a multinational company operating in China

As the coronavirus crisis deepens, here are some insights from the CEO of supply chain planning software vendor, FuturMaster, on the impact of the virus outbreak and how companies can anticipate and react to such crisis situations based on the lessons learnt from various customers – including one of the world’s largest suppliers of bottled water operating in China.

Majority of workforce management still done manually, says Kronos research

Majority of workforce management still done manually, says Kronos research

As many as 7 in 10 UK organisations in the hospitality and food service industries are still using manual systems – such as paper-based processes, homegrown spreadsheets, or both – to carry out critical workforce management tasks.

Trade deal trade-offs: Supply chain managers warn US deal could do more harm than good

Trade deal trade-offs: Supply chain managers warn US deal could do more harm than good

A hasty trade deal with the United States could weaken food standards, lower worker protections and flood the market with cheap American imports according to the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS).

UK SME manufacturers continue to grow and build resilience

UK SME manufacturers continue to grow and build resilience

The latest MHA Manufacturing and Engineering Report confirms SME 2018/2019 revenue continued to grow, with the food, drink and tobacco sector leading the way at 13.14%.

Digitisation brings major benefits for poultry specialist

Digitisation brings major benefits for poultry specialist

A bespoke IT system from food and drink specialist CSB-System has helped a Slovenian poultry processor to double its growth, improve cost-efficiency and increase production volume by 40%.

Tetra Pak launches first virtual marketplace for food and beverage manufacturers

Tetra Pak launches first virtual marketplace for food and beverage manufacturers

Tetra Pak has unveiled what it describes as the food and beverage (F&B) industry’s first full-scale virtual marketplace. It adds that the new platform, created using Mirakl SaaS Marketplace solutions, will bring convenience and ease to the industry by making purchasing of products faster, more convenient and simpler for producers.

Supply Chain Event - From Demand Planning to S&OP to IBP: Lessons from the front line

Supply Chain Event - From Demand Planning to S&OP to IBP: Lessons from the front line

Tuesday 14th January 2020 - Birmingham,UK

This Supply Chain Event is a free educational morning dedicated to leading manufacturers who want to review best practices and lessons from the front line to implementing S&OP (Sales & Operations Planning) and IBP (Integrated Business Planning).

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