Plant managers in today’s food and beverage industry must consistently face new challenges while keeping pace with rapidly changing consumer needs. But with the right technology, they are better equipped to increase efficiency, speed production and more easily demonstrate adherence to government regulations.
As government agencies including the EPA and the FDA continue to create guidelines for manufacturers in an effort to reduce the industry’s environmental impact, companies should look to enterprise asset management (EAM) technology that is specifically designed with sustainability in mind.
Foods that are fresh often have a shorter shelf life than preserved or processed products, which opens the door for potential revenue losses as these items can become out-of-code more quickly. To address this challenge, more manufacturers are considering a direct store delivery (DSD) business model.