Digitising The Supply Chain To Reduce Food Waste

A commentary by Dr Felix Flemming from TOMRA Food The scale of the global food waste problem is staggering. According to reports*, 1.6 billion tons of food are lost or wasted every year, equating to a total value of USD$1.2 trillion being wiped from the supply chain. With one-third of…

Combating The Curse Of Food Wastage With Digitisation

The F&B industry is in the throes of a ‘food-tech’ revolution, which is already posing some tough questions on business sustainability for many operators. Food presents one of the greatest ironies of our times. On one hand, humankind is faced with a grave threat of severe food shortage and hunger…

Rapid Smart Testing Via Big Data

The need of the food industry is very clear—a method reliable enough to get fast indication in real time in order to make decisions on the spot and minimise the chance of contamination. Current Gaps In Food Safety According to a report by the World Health Organisation (WHO), 1 in…

Driving The Digital Revolution In The Beverage Industry

The entire sector is talking about digitisation and Industry 4.0—but what do these oft-cited terms actually mean for the beverage industry?   One thing is clear: the potential of Industry 4.0 is vast. Digital technologies simplify processes, intelligently network systems with one another and relieve operator workloads. At the same…

Preventing Physical Contamination

Physical contaminants in food are a global safety concern. If fragments of metal, bone, plastic, glass or any other foreign body enter the food chain, they could cause serious harm. But there's more to it than consumer protection alone. Product recalls caused by physical contamination are also a considerable risk…

How’s Your Plant Doing Today?

Find out how VEGA initiatives for secure and flexible process automation lead straight to Industry 4.0.   The term IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) refers to networked machines or production facilities, including the associated measurement technology. Its most important advantages include the prospect of being able to react more quickly…

Misconceptions About Digital Transformation In The F&B Industry

Smaller entrepreneurial manufacturers are especially suited to digital transformation since they are more nimble and responsive to changes in the market, says Wesley Kowalski, Head of ASEAN, Infor. Digital transformation has been a buzzword for the past few years, and with good reason. By 2021, it is expected that digital…

Knowledge At Your Fingertips

Digitalisation, Internet and smart technologies such as smartphones and wearables, have made consumers more connected and aware with increased access to information. Consumers are now empowered since the possibility to be informed and engaged decision makers have increased greatly. By Peter Wennström, CEO of Healthy Marketing Team.   “A result…

Unlocking The Benefits Of Digitisation In The Food & Beverage Industry

As Lusiana Lu, Business Development Director at Hashmicro Private Limited notes: “Technology is used not to merely cut manpower, but to empower those whose jobs are replaced by the technology to do more meaningful, creative, and safer work.”   said, “technology improves things so fast that by the time we…

CSB Solution Streamlines Processes And Saves Time

An IT solution from CSB-System is enabling Switzerland’s number one supplier of mozzarella and other cream cheese specialities to efficiently plan and optimise workflows and information throughout all its operations, leading to a fifty percent time saving in order picking.   Züger Frischkäse AG’s exports account for about 40 percent…
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