Digitalization and technological advancement have completely reshaped the way that we see food and beverage production and manufacturing. With so many rapid shifts and changes across the industry, it’s left many with a singular question: What is the future of food manufacturing in 2022?
That question is more nuanced than a single blog post can cover…but we want to pull back the curtain and show you what we envision to be the future of food manufacturing and distribution in 2022. Read on to learn more about key industry insights and what you can expect in 2022 and beyond.
What are the top trends in food and beverage manufacturing in 2022?
Due to the dynamic nature of business in the post-pandemic era, we’ve seen some pretty significant shifts across industries and processes. Below are just a few of the trends we’ve identified in the food and beverage manufacturing space in 2022:
1. Digitalization and centralization
Accessibility is the key to success in a modern-day manufacturing and distribution environment. Moving away from disjointed or manual system use can open up new opportunities for sleek and user-friendly digitalization and centralization efforts, which can impact the efficiency of your overall operational process.
2. Sleek native reporting capabilities
Having the ability to pull and access information at your fingertips is just one of the ways that your business can move at the speed that it needs to remain competitive. This trend is something that we don’t see going away. In fact, with advanced technology behind many of these types of improvements, we hope to see new innovations and options around this in the future.
3. Transparency and traceability
In the 2010s and beyond, consumers began to demand more from their favorite brands and lines. Transparency, while critical before, became absolutely essential in the modern-day business landscape. Manual methods of tracking were unable to deliver the type of results that organizations needed to meet the rising demand of transparency, and were also too inflexible to allow businesses to maneuver around any sort of recall issues or risks effectively. Choosing to invest in systems that bolster the organization’s ability to remain reactionary in the face of consumer-facing risks is key to maintaining success in 2022.
What is the future of food manufacturing in 2022?
Today, we face new supply chain and distribution challenges across all areas of the industry. Business owners and stakeholders have to remain dynamic and resilient to cater to the demands of this new and more volatile marketplace. Despite this, food and beverage manufacturing continued to see continued growth, rising to an average value of 3.7 trillion in 2022 alone.
Notably, this is up from 2021’s valuation of 3.2 trillion dollars. At Inecta, we’re passionate about empowering your continued growth, which is why we’ve created tools that are designed to help you grow and achieve in your business. Below are a few things that we envision for the future of food and beverage manufacturing in 2022 and beyond:
1. Company-wide, multilateral visibility at your fingertips
Accessibility alone isn’t enough. Your team members should be empowered to use and act on the information available to them, which can be done with an easily-accessible database and a tailored cloud solution that is built with user experience in mind. Often, software tools can be inclusive and helpful to the day to day operations of your organization…however, only a few team members may have the knowledge to access key data points and areas of the tool.
We don’t believe that there has to be compromise. In fact, we believe quite the opposite. Information is power, and tools should be aligned with your organizational needs and values to boost productivity, accessibility, and departmental implementation rates.
2. Consistent production processes and recipe management
No matter how large-scale your business is, or what industry you serve, it’s clear that consistency is absolutely essential for brand perception and trust, industry-wide. Customers want a reliable product experience to assure them of quality — and of the tastes and textures they’ll be exposed to on their next bite. Rather than work off of separate platforms for recipe management and reference, we envision a future with maximum interoperability and answers that are easily accessible by all members of your development and production team.
3. Incomparable recall functionality
Recall ability is key in the field of food and beverage manufacturing. Recalls can be devastating to a brand’s image and overall perception. With robust recall as the “norm” in production and distribution solutions, team members could trace down to the ingredient to remain as agile as possible — providing consumers and agencies with needed information to take action and protect themselves from risk wherever possible.
Inecta can bring your business into the future of food manufacturing
If you’re looking for a way that you can bring your food and beverage manufacturing business into the future, look no further than the team at Inecta. Our end-to-end solution continues to lead the industry thanks to its depth, ability, and user-friendly design. Are you ready to experience the difference? For more information and to connect with a team member today, please visit our website. We look forward to serving you.