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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The new cost of food spoilage

The new cost of food spoilage

By Terry Myers, CEO Infratab, Inc.

Farmers are starting to rethink spoilage. Climate change, increasing land, water, labour costs, and new laws are forcing greater efficiency in harvest, cooling, and distribution, not only to prevent spoilage, but to maximise profitability.

Pukka Pies selects IFS Applications 9

Pukka Pies selects IFS Applications 9

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced that Pukka Pies, the independent UK pie manufacturer, will implement IFS Applications 9 to improve planning and support business growth.

NiceLabel develops a simple solution to include mandatory nutrition facts table in food labels

NiceLabel develops a simple solution to include mandatory nutrition facts table in food labels

December 13, 2016 is the deadline when all food producers must be fully compliant with the EU Food Labeling Regulation 1169/2011.

Maxoptra helps Thornbridge Brewery keep the beer flowing

Maxoptra helps Thornbridge Brewery keep the beer flowing

Independent brewer, Thornbridge, is improving delivery costs, increasing driver efficiency and minimising the environmental impact of its mobile operation following the implementation of a dynamic delivery route planning solution.

Locatible is now a key partner of Kenco Innovation Labs for advanced tracking solutions

Locatible is now a key partner of Kenco Innovation Labs for advanced tracking solutions

Locatible, a location tracking solution provider and developer of the next generation in warehouse location tracking, is partnering with Kenco.

Naylor Farms to grow its Cabbage Patch with Linkfresh ERP

Naylor Farms to grow its Cabbage Patch with Linkfresh ERP

Linkfresh, the provider of supply chain solutions for the fresh food industry, has announced Naylor Farms has chosen to deploy the Linkfresh ERP solution.

Traceability – is your company prepared for a recall?

Traceability – is your company prepared for a recall?

By Andy Archer, Regional Vice President UK and Ireland, Epicor Software.
Last year we saw recalls in the food and beverage manufacturing industry rise by an unappetising 78 per cent. We regularly witness news stories about contaminated ingredients or faulty labelling, even in some of the UK’s largest retailers.

DynaSys releases DynaSys DSCP 2016

DynaSys releases DynaSys DSCP 2016

DynaSys, provider of demand and supply chain planning (DSCP) solutions, has announced the general availability of DynaSys DSCP 2016, the latest version of the integrated DynaSys DSCP suite.

Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company chooses Epicor ERP for business process transformation

Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company chooses Epicor ERP for business process transformation

Epicor Software Corporation has announced that Equatorial Coca-Cola Bottling Company (ECCBC) has chosen the enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution, Epicor ERP, to align its processes and allow better transparency of business data across eight of their sites.

Expanding temperature controlled storage and logistics provider selects the TS7000 and TS8000 for their frozen and chilled operation.

Expanding temperature controlled storage and logistics provider selects the TS7000 and TS8000 for their frozen and chilled operation.

With four dedicated sites across the UK, The Ice Co Storage & Logistics are the growing temperature controlled storage and logistics division of The Ice Co group of companies, which includes Europe's largest manufacturer of ice.

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