Food manufacturing and distribution companies run a risky, challenging business. From sourcing raw materials and ingredients, to developing recipes and making food products, to distribution to resellers, retailers, and hospitality companies – they have to maintain uncompromised quality, control costs, and run productive operations. If they create new products, they need to do so eﬃciently, in alignment with consumer preferences, and get them into markets before competitors do. Regulatory compliance and quality standards drive the need for control and process transparency.
These activities rely on complex supply and distribution mechanisms, extensive production and storage equipment and facilities, and the ability of managers and workers to take the right actions. Their decisions need to consider information from multiple sources to be reliable and strategically sound.
Modern cloud technology makes it possible for food companies to gain the intelligence, visibility, and control that enable them to produce top-quality products and grow their market share and revenue. It also helps them to minimize the risks and overhead of compliance and quality management.