Food industry

How do you manage the many challenges this sector faces?

The challenges in the food industry are significant. Many of these challenges directly affect production. With the same capacity in production, a larger product assortment must be produced, in the same available time. Of course, this should not be at the expense of quality and delivery time. Also, laws and regulations must be respected. But fortunately, there are plenty of opportunities to make production future proof.

Greywise works for, among others:

Daelmans

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Kraats Kaas

Kraats Kaas

Cerelia

Vreugdenhil

Royal Smilde

Van Geloven

Concorp

Avebe

Cono

Avebe

Avebe Greywise MES

Royal Smilde

Royal Smilde MES Implementation

Vreugdenhil

Vreugdenhil Greywise MES

Daelmans

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Kraats Kaas

Kraats Kaas

Cerelia

Cerelia Greywise MES

Maasland Meat Products

Maasland Greywise help with Fobis Implementation

Concorp

Concorp ERP Greywise MES

Cono

Cono MES Greywise

General trends in the food industry

The following nine trends affect the food industry and present various challenges to production:

  • Dynamic market

    Consumer behavior and eating patterns are changing at an ever-increasing rate. The demand for fresh, pre-packaged ‘convenience’ products and snacks has risen rapidly in recent years.

  • Pressure on prices

    Due to the power of retail, the influence of selling online and increasing competition, there is more and more pressure on the production price.

  • Delivery reliability

    Buyers are increasingly demanding short and reliable delivery times so that inventories in the chain can be reduced.

  • Chain integration

    Collaboration in the chain is becoming increasingly important to reduce costs. Adequate information-sharing is becoming increasingly important.

  • Food Safety

    Consumers expect food to be safe, and a breach of this trust has huge consequences for the company.

  • Durability

    The share of consumers, who think it is important for companies to be sustainable, is continuing to grow. The company, in which you work, will also experience this trend.

  • Transparency

    Consumers want more and more information about the product. The company will have to provide that information.

  • Laws and regulations

    Legislators want to protect the consumer and are creating more and more laws and regulations, which the company must comply with.

  • Scarcity in the labor market

    It is becoming increasingly important to be able to utilize employees optimally and to create an attractive work environment.

What steps will you take?

In our Whitepapers, we go deeper into the trends and challenges for you, as a production manager, and the possible solutions that have already proven their added value.

Is your production ready for the future?

Do you also want to improve your processes?

Do you recognise the trends and challenges outlined above in your manufacturing process as well? Some solutions have already been proposed by us in the above whitepaper and you will hopefully be able to start improving your processes right away.

If you would like to know more about our plan of approach, we will be happy to answer your questions.