The growing world is demanding more and more food. Increasing world-wide demand, plus a shift to higher calories per individual (a greater proportion of these calories coming from animal products like beef, chicken and pork) translates into rising product demand for the food processing equipment industry.
Shifting customer preferences such as organics, and health consciousness products, are driving certain types of equipment to extend their versatility. And with growing demand, comes new competition, particularly from foreign regions of the world.
Food and beverage equipment manufacturers face a challenge of helping their customers perform their jobs better, while at the same time responding to rapidly evolving technology, growing competition, and complexity in their operations.
Their customers are demanding increased value with decreased costs, while expecting solutions that include full services and support. Simple quality metrics of the past have now been replaced with total life-cycle performance, including all the activities that occur from the birth of the equipment till its final replacement. Low maintenance is now a mandate rather than a “nice to have” feature. Reliability and quality play a dynamic part in maintaining product pricing, both in new and resale (which makes purchase of new equipment more feasible). Material costs also continue to fluctuate, which make pricing of the products difficult. At the same time, manufacturers must offer solutions to help cope with rising transport costs, increased government regulations, food safety concerns and changing consumer tastes.
No doubt about it, food and beverage equipment manufacturers have a full plate. Fortunately, WorkWise ERP software has unique features that address these problems, helping to bring these challenges under control.
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