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Topic: food and beverage

The Writing on the Wall: Signs your company may struggle in a recall

All product recalls, not just those involving safety concerns, are on the rise and are a very real threat to a business which must be managed effectively. Allianz Global found that in the past five years defective products culminated in liability losses totalling $2 billion with product recalls being a significant means of dealing with […] ... Read More

  August 1, 2019     

Overcome the Challenges of Inventory Control for the Food and Beverage Industry

Effective inventory control is difficult in any enterprise, but especially so for the food and beverage (F&B) industry due to factors such as the limited shelf life of products, food safety compliance requirements and managing the complexities of recipe control. The ability to determine and manage expiry dates is indispensable because of the l ... Read More

  October 2, 2018     

A Competitive Edge: Inventory Challenges and Opportunities in F&B

The food and beverage industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in the world, estimated to be worth over $5,650 billion as of 2017. With an industry of this size comes a huge amount of raw and completed inventory that requires monitored control to ensure that costs are kept as low as possible in […] ... Read More

  September 27, 2018     

The Role of Inventory Management in the Food Industry

The food industry is somewhat different than other industries with large inventories. The inventory stock in the food industry is often perishable, which changes the way food companies manage inventory. To operate a successful food company, you need the right inventory management tools in place to manage the supply chain, delivery of the product, a ... Read More

  September 25, 2018     

Inventory Management Challenges in the Food & Beverage Industry

The food and beverage (F&B) industry is a fickle one that constantly changes and evolves based on consumer trends and seasonal produce growth and therefore can be very challenging to manage in terms of inventory and resource planning. The challenges it faces include tough competition within the industry, seasonal demands, a constant need for i ... Read More

  September 24, 2018     

See you at the Naturally Good Business Summit!

The Naturally Good Business Summit is back again this year. Unleashed Software is excited to be sponsoring this event so whether you’re a startup or an established business, the Naturally Good Business Summit will fuel strategic thinking and teach the essential growth strategies for brands, manufacturers and distributors. Unleashed Software will ... Read More

  April 26, 2018     

Innovation Poses New Challenges and Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry

One critical factor for food and beverage industry growth is innovation. While the food and beverage players are experienced innovators, the industry itself is facing new consumer, food safety and regulatory challenges. Technological advances and changes in food science are presenting new opportunities but innovation is needed if these industry pla ... Read More

  April 20, 2018     

Inventory Management Software Leading Sustainability in the Food Industry

Sustainable development has been defined by the United Nations as development that meets “the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs” (United Nations, 1987). Therefore, a sustainable food chain implies that the entire food chain must be both competitive and resilient if it is to ensur ... Read More

  March 17, 2018     

Reduce Your Environmental Impact with Inventory Management Software

The food manufacturing sector in the United States encompasses a massive range of small and large businesses, employing millions and pumping billions of dollars into the economy. Despite this, food manufacturing presents an equally large challenge to the welfare of the environment. The process of manufacturing food involves toxic chemicals, which c ... Read More

  March 10, 2018     

Technology Helps UK SMEs Achieve Export Growth

Despite the uncertainty caused by BREXIT, there has never been a better time for British businesses to explore new markets worldwide. Figures released earlier this week from the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) show that overseas sales of UK food and drink continued to soar last year, with record expor ... Read More

  March 8, 2018     

Supply Chain Issues for Food and Beverage Manufacturers

In our globalised world, the production, sale and supply of food and beverage products has become increasingly efficient and fast. The interconnected web of suppliers, produces and retailers has evolved to make the best use of resources, labour and time. However, these processes also entail a series of issues for food and beverage manufacturers. Be ... Read More

  March 2, 2018     

Getting Acquainted with the F&B Supply Chain

The food and beverage (F&B) supply chain is certainly very complex to understand and control for business optimisation. It involves numerous components that are all at the mercy of uncontrollable factors, further adding to the onerous task of the manufacturer. Seventy seven per cent of manufacturers have reported the complexity of their supply ... Read More

  February 24, 2018     

F&B Manufacturers Embracing Technology and Innovation

The food and beverage industry is an ever-changing and ever-growing sector and therefore represents a prime candidate for innovation and development. You would not be wrong in thinking that a large part of innovation in this industry is attributable to flavour, however, more and more innovation involves the consumer behaviour, the processing, the p ... Read More

  November 27, 2017     

Food and Beverage Down Under

Australia is home to a thriving food and drinks scene, and is strongly supported by many food and beverage manufacturing companies. In 2016 alone, the industry experienced a turnover of AUD $92 billion. What’s in your grocery cart? The Australian food and beverage manufacturing industry is bustling and booming. Globalisation and consumer tastes a ... Read More

  June 2, 2017     

Inventory management software and the food and beverage industry: a match made in culinary heaven

Manufacturing in general can be a tricky business when you consider inventory and control, however it is a whole other ball game if it is the food and beverage industry because raw ingredients have an expiry date. The company could just incorporate losses due to raw ingredients or inventory expiring into the production costs, however […] ... Read More

  February 27, 2017     

The benefits of lean manufacturing for the food and beverage industry

Lean manufacturing and Total Quality Management (TQM) first came about through the work of Henry Ford, followed by Toyota in Japan. They set about to decrease ‘Muda’, a term given to everything in a process that is unnecessary, time-wasting and that results in a loss of profitability. Since their pioneering work to implement TQM and lean proces ... Read More

  October 25, 2016