Sustainable and efficient food & beverage supply chains
Every day the growing population of the world is consuming massive amounts of food. Food supply chains are stretched and will be under increasing pressure to feed the world. The current way of growing the majority of our food is not sustainable. Global food production needs to grow by 60 percent before 2050 to meet the anticipated demand from an expected population of 9 billion.
For supply chain actors, both large and small, the challenge will be to move towards practices in order to create sustainable businesses with much less impact on the environment, whilst still producing good food in plentiful supply. Land and water resources are becoming scarce and degraded in many parts of the world. Together with climate change it will be a huge challenge to feed the growing population.
For food manufacturers, it is vital to ensure a steady supply of raw materials. Simply viewed, seeing your own suppliers as interchangeable actors is not enough anymore. The food industry needs to be in control of the entire supply chain, working together with their suppliers to improve yield and quality and to reduce environmental impact. This can only be done using advanced software that delivers clear results on the measures taken. At the end of the chain, consumers are demanding ever more insight into the origin of the products they buy. They want to be sure they purchase a product that does not hurt the environment or the producers.
How technology can help solve key issues in the food & beverage supply chain
In order to tackle the challenges in the food & beverage industry, insight needs to be gained by monitoring and analysing key metrics across all stakeholders in the food & beverage supply chain. Also, having a clear view of the entire supply chain, beyond the tier 1 suppliers, is needed to truly assess the supply chain impact. ChainPoint offers multiple solutions to help gain more insight and reduce the risks in supply chains. Read our solution paper to learn more.
Read more about:
- Drivers for safe and sustainable food supply chains
- Specific challenges in the food supply chain
- Possible solutions for these challenges
- Example projects in food & beverage industry