Food manufacturing – Technology: accelerating growth in medium sized food manufacturers
The clock is ticking…
Technology innovation is accelerating at a very fast pace. In order to compete food manufacturing companies need a technology infrastructure that supports and helps drive their business strategy. However, the straightforward fact is that most businesses are woefully inadequate when it comes to technology enablement and harnessing technology change.
Typically, most small and medium sized food manufacturers struggle to understand how technology solutions can help their business and springboard accelerated growth. A lack of awareness of what technical solutions are available, what their capabilities look like and who they can rely on to implement these solutions underpins the knowledge and skills gap that exists in the food manufacturing industry, and this is a key factor that manacles the growth of many firms.
In addition, firms generally struggle to contain technology costs, and indeed often fail to implement new solutions as a result of expected increases in overall cost of IT ownership in addition to the fear of disruption to the business. However, if applied appropriately, IT change can be delivered efficiently, with minimum disruption to the business and should provide for a positive, early return on investment at each step of the journey.
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