With food safety and full visibility into their operations as the driving force, food and beverage (f&b) companies that are looking at expanding are finding enterprise resource planning solutions are a necessity. The May Food Logistics examines the advances in technology that give ERP solutions the ability to collaborate both internally and externally in an unprecedented manner.
With competition in f&b as fierce and acquisition-friendly as ever, getting real-time advanced supply chain planning and analytics to other departments as well as key trading partners and stakeholders has become more critical than ever. It’s almost like the definition of enterprise resource planning has evolved and changed to keep up with today’s f&b landscape.
“It really has changed in recent years what ERP really means. ERP to us is the whole business solution that helps each f&b company achieve their goal from end-to-end,” says Christian Hutter, executive vice president, products and strategy at Junction Solutions, a single-source provider of enterprise solutions. “It’s not just the technology stack, but the processes, procedures, functions and the assets with which you use to execute those with and the technology behind it that helps enable all of it, that’s what ERP really stands for in modern terms.”
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