3 key challenges for food businesses in the digital age
In addition to the universal digitization and automation challenges of complex processes, stock management, regulations and logistics, food companies must tackle industry-specific hot topics such as:
Ensuring transparent, consistent
information about every step of the production process.
Shelf life compliance
planning and customer fulfilment taking into account shelf life limitations.
Quality-based pricing: managing pricing
based on specific item characteristics.
Dream big, act smart - Manna Foods dreams big
Facing accelerated growth, Manna Foods recently implemented SAP S/4HANA ERP alongside delaware’s experts. With the solution driving more mature, streamlined processes, the food firm set its sights on a groundbreaking supply chain transparency solution – choosing delaware’s unique ‘innovation-as-a-service’ approach.
Manna Foods has a dream: complete transparency over its supply chain, from the farmer raising crops and livestock to the end consumer selecting the product from the grocery store shelf. This transparency would enable not only the company, but also the end consumer to accurately trace ingredients – for detailed insights into origin, transport, temperature, processing status, and more.
Nurturing a healthy partnership with Alpro
Alpro is an international plant-based food manufacturer that creates naturally-healthy products that are good for the planet too. They are a dynamic company that continually tries to improve in terms of process optimizations and its IT environment.
Over the years, delaware has delivered projects that optimize Alpro’s forecasting, its integration with external partners, and its shop floor operations, among others. In another ambitious project, Alpro moved to automated warehousing as a next step in achieving the most optimal workflow. This project trimmed down the costs of the supply chain process significantly.
How La Lorraine Bakery Group uses IoT to grow sales
Does this sound familiar to you? After a long work day, you’re rushing to the supermarket to get some bread, only to arrive at an empty shelf. For La Lorraine Bakery Group (LLBG), these missed sales are a major source of frustration as well. LLBG IT manager Bart D’haese went looking for ways to improve the coordination between supply and demand. The company’s goal is to improve its sales by at least 5%.
If you, like most people, regularly eat bread, chances are you’ve already had a taste of LLBG’s passion for baking. Every day, this bakery company provides countless supermarkets and bakeries with breads and pastries. “Clients can send in their orders until 3:30 PM the day before,” explains Bart. “Our team then makes sure we deliver early the next morning, so stores can greet their customers with that delicious scent we all love.”
Companies at every step of the food product value chain, from ingredient manufacturers to trading partners, will be confronted with the trials of digital transformation. delaware has the solutions and the expertise to guide your food business into the digital age.
"I've been active in the food industry for over 35 years and had the pleasure of helping a lot of companies to improve their processes. My passion is food, as a consumer and as a professional! With my knowledge and our solution I'm confident I can help companies to prepare for the future."