The food industry is an important branch of production in every industrialised economy, whose products are subject to constant adaptation driven by global competition and high consumer expectations. The long-term competitiveness of a company depends heavily on its agility to adapt to this change. Low margins on the sales side cause high cost pressure and high internal production expectations but at the same time conflict with an increasing number of SKUs and decreasing batch sizes. Furthermore, there are critical regulatory requirements for product safety, quality and traceability as well as customer needs such as nutritional trends or allergies.
The digital transformation promises to master these challenges. The integration of existing IT solutions and the development of an agile organization enable high efficiency in the production process and rapid adaptation to product changes, taking into account regulatory and customer-specific requirements. An analysis of the existing capabilities and a roadmap based on this analysis also enables a targeted investment.