In recent years, companies that offer products and services have found it necessary to adapt their processes to respond to the requirements of regulatory authorities, which are increasingly evolving to respond to new needs such as environmental care, more transparency in operations, and active observance of health and integrity of the final consumer.
Most companies globally have responded to these demands, including those related to the food, beverage and agriculture industry. This has led their decision makers to promote digital transformation processes and, consequently, to the acquisition of specialized manufacturing software that can help them face these new challenges in the best, most efficient, and cost-effective way.
In the first place, the digitalization of processes and supply chains in these industries is complex, as they are sectors that, in a certain way, have maintained their operations under traditional schemes off the radar of the authorities that demand abrupt changes in its operations to fulfill international standards.
However, the evolution of technology has not gone unnoticed in these sectors, as well as irrefutable facts that call for change, and companies that are increasingly intelligent and transparent.
The pandemic changed everything
Before the lockdown caused by COVID-19, societies and end consumers were beginning to pay attention and demand more and detailed information about the food and beverages they consumed.
People and authorities looked for answers from the big companies. It was then when demanding sustainability, nutrition information and total clarity of the products and services that they ingest was no longer an optional aspect. Now it is a governmental regulation that, beyond approving the final price, they seek to know and inform the process behind each product, from its creation to its delivery.
Just as e-commerce evolved towards increasingly digitized and automated processes, the logistics processes and supply chains of the food, beverage and agriculture industry have joined this revolution, finding the total solution in manufacturing software.
Among the most common laws and regulations that transcend borders are the new packages that provide all the necessary nutritional information, possible damage to the final consumer's health, the use of technology to avoid damage to the environment and saving of natural resources in supply chains.
In addition to this, these sectors were also affected (like the rest of the companies) by the need to optimize their processes to automate tasks and better plan their operations through manufacturing software solutions.
The benefit of win-win
Achieving the digitization of processes that would allow them better traceability of operations was not an easy path for the food, beverage and agribusiness industry, because many of them did not have the infrastructure and processes needed to accomplish such a task.
At first it seemed like a difficult challenge to meet, for some others it was impossible to achieve even by modifying all of their current processes, replacing them with technological tools that would make logistics processes more efficient.
However, given the need to comply with regulatory standards and manage production, inventories and logistics optimally, obstacles such as denial and resistance to the technological wave were left behind to embrace manufacturing software for the food, beverage and agriculture industries.
Manufacturing Software: the ideal solution
It is no secret that the food and beverage sector is more than delicate, from its manufacture to its distribution.
The processes encompass endless edges that require impeccable quality control and food traceability, as well as careful and optimal inventory control.
Similar to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, the food, beverage and ag industries respond to safeguard foods and substances through their different stages in their production, transformation and dispersion.
It is then that the manufacturing software becomes the main protagonist that solves all these needs. Let's take a look in logistical order:
Can you see it now? A manufacturing software solution is more than effective when implemented in this sector, as long as it can be adjusted to the size of the company, the complexity of the supply chain and the objectives of the organization, without compromising its operation at the time of its implementation.
Does your company belong to this sector? Do you want to implement manufacturing software and see your logistics and administrative operations take off? Do not stay behind and leave it in the most experienced hands.
At Icalia Labs we have extensive experience in the development of software dedicated to meeting the demands and needs of our clients. Our expert team is ready to help you implement the technological tools that adapt to your goals and drive digital transformation through the digitization of processes.
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