INTRODUCING THE NEW REALITY FOR MANUFACTURERS
The stronger voice of the consumer has become a driving force for food and beverage manufacturers to produce smarter. To differentiate themselves, manufacturers need to place consumers at the centre of operations and respond effectively to changing demands.
A combination of high performance operations and a consumer-driven supply chain help to achieve this agility. We see manufacturers developing high performance multi-purpose sites out of a holistic approach to operations. They desire further integration of automation, connectivity and lean tools. At the same time, they transform their supply chain in line with the pull of consumers, allowing them to respond more quickly and more cost effectively.
Collaboration is vital to build competitive advantage and to realise the opportunities from Industry 4.0. As an independent, international engineering and project management consultancy with over 60 years of experience in the UK, our expertise is guiding companies in the adoption of new technologies and how to get the most value from them. We are ready for you. Learn more
Industry 4.0: Happening or hype?
(Summary from panel session Foodex 18 April)
During Foodex 2018 a discussion panel of four experts led by David Parkinson from Royal HaskoningDHV concluded that the industry needs to wake up to the opportunities and that it’s about much more than technology.
Roadmap to Industry 4.0: Read about our experts’ top five recommendations
In pursuit of
Operational efficiency is vital for companies producing high-volume, low-margin products in a highly competitive market. A major UK sugar manufacturer is constantly exploring ways to optimise its production process and achieve 100% reliability. In these activities, Royal HaskoningDHV is a trusted partner, operating alongside in-house engineering teams to bring specialist technical knowledge as and when required
Collaboration is vital to realise the opportunities
For practical reasons businesses will need to collaborate and share information to take full advantage of the possibilities of Industry 4.0.
This is partly a function of the shortage of people with the necessary skills but also because it will be too expensive and time consuming to manage all adaptations in-house.
We have been working with leading food and beverage companies in the UK and elsewhere for over 60 years, improving their bottom line business results by helping them adapt successfully to new trends and technologies. In the UK today our multi-disciplinary teams are working with our clients to build connected digital operations of Industry 4.0.