Whitepaper: In the pressure cooker: How operations data is changing the food and beverage industry

Food and beverage manufacturing has always been a challenging industry, but in recent years, manufacturers are dealing with new pressures. Consumers, especially younger ones, want a sustainable food supply. Government regulations are constantly changing. Many brands create products with aging equipment and other older assets. To maintain consumer confidence and uphold brand integrity, manufacturers must guarantee the utmost quality. On top of it all, these companies still need to make a healthy margin. For food and beverage manufacturers, the pressure cooker is only getting hotter.

How do food and beverage manufacturers stay afloat in a demanding ecosystem? The answer lies in data. The global nature of the food and beverage industry’s supply-chain and production processes requires companies to establish a single source of truth for their operations. This includes production and process data. As digital transformation moves from theory to reality, food and beverage companies must gain real-time operations data insights to optimize processes. Data already informs every level of these enterprises; digital transformation ensures complete visibility from the farm all the way to the fork. Only then can manufacturers understand performance on all points of the supply chain and maintain operational excellence.