Flexibility – The Key To Profitable Food Processing Smaller finished goods inventories, rapid response times, and greater effective throughput are all phrases, among other EBITDA-powered ditties, that have become real pressures on the managers of food processing companies. All of these concepts have to happen if the company is going to be successful in the 21st Century marketplace. And, they have to happen where the rubber meets the road – at the plant.
Certainly, marketing and product development set the bar. But it is the processing line that must deliver consistently and continuously - with high quality results. Marketing to the World Companies with a global vision know that what works in the states will not necessarily work in Europe, Asia and emerging countries in the world economy. Products designed to meet the tastes and nuances of the American consumer often need to be changed in many dimensions in order to meet the demands of the new consumer-king in a far-off land. These changes include product formulation, packaging, and processing parameters. And, it is the company that understands the required processing flexibility – with effective quality and safety controls in place - that will optimize the profits waiting to be made.
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