This IDC Manufacturing Insights report discusses the growing importance of traceability, compliance, and product life-cycle management to food and beverage manufacturers.
According to Simon Ellis, practice director, Supply Chain Strategies IDC Manufacturing Insights, "Food and beverage manufacturers are experiencing both internal and external pressure to increase visibility into their supply chains to enable the tracking of food from 'farm to fork.' To alleviate these pressures, manufacturers are turning to traceability and product life-cycle management approaches to efficiently bring products to market and manage all of the data linked to their movement through the value chain. Traceability and PLM processes can be adopted by food and beverage manufacturers as a means to achieve the supply chain resiliency that is necessary to succeed in this market in 2013."
Consumer packaged goods and retail, Discrete manufacturing, Fast moving consumer goods, Manufacturing, Manufacturing life-cycles, Manufacturing supply chain, Process manufacturing, RFID, Retail global supply chain