The “right” production-planning system (PPS) can create a sharp competitive edge for production companies. It has a direct impact on delivery capacity, inventory levels and production costs. During times in which retailers and processors have a pretty good idea about what a product may “cost,” savings of 0.01 of a cent become a clear strategic yardstick.
Category: Dairies & Liquid Food
Conserving resources and improving the efficiency of the entire company while meeting today’s sustainability demands – this is now the top priority of every production process. A company that makes its successes in sustainability publicly known and demonstrates how truly “green” it is may more successfully be able to distribute its products to consumers.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is quickly finding its way into every corner of our professional and private lives. In most cases, we don’t even recognize AI when we encounter it. Whether on our phones, PCs and tablets or even in the production of the milk we drink, AI is almost always working in the background.
Allergies and intolerances to individual components of food products are currently on the rise. One of the most widespread food intolerances is lactose intolerance. Whether consumers actually suffer from food intolerance or allergies or are simply fans of lactose-free products makes little difference from a market perspective: These consumers will opt for such products because they believe them to be...
Resource efficiency – this is what the food and beverage industry will be striving toward in the years ahead. According to Statista, the German food industry consumes well over 320,000 terajoules (TJ) of energy during processing. The figure for losses related to processing and distributing products is 18 million tons. And that’s not all. To produce raw materials for the...
Within the food sector, the dairy industry plays a leading role when it comes to IT-based process management. Despite their complexity, the already extremely automated processes in this industry still don’t represent real “digitalization” – but the potential is there.
Brexit is set to affect all economic sectors, and the dairy industry is no exception, as the UK’s exit from the EU will likely have a major impact. That is, unless those at the negotiating table begin to show signs of levelheadedness. However, at this stage that’s likely wishful thinking. After all, the EU is intent on setting a precedent...
The start of every year means people’s thoughts turn to the future of the economy. The dairy industry is no exception. What kind of revenue will the most important product groups bring in? And what lucrative opportunities will develop in milk processing? Dairy farmers around the world ask themselves these and many other questions each and every year.
The “Milk Focus Day” has become a firm fixture at drinktec. On September 15, the world’s leading trade fair for the beverage and liquid food industry will be completely devoted to milk.
It’s impossible to optimize processes without transparent production flows. And if individual process steps lack clarity, those hoping to make improvements will end up flying blind. Industry 4.0 can help dairies monitor and improve production steps.