Improving Supply Chain Efficiency in Beverage Manufacturing

An overview of market issues, consumer trends and analysis of end-of-packaging-line challenges.

Despite internal and external challenges in Australia’s beverage industry, opportunities abound for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers.

Australia’s beverage industry is extremely competitive, which is intensified by private labels, reflecting the situation worldwide.

Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage manufacturers are experiencing the same major challenges and macro-economic trends. Some of the most notable include:

  • the global financial crisis (GFC), which hurt revenues at the time and whose after-effect has increased the need to be competitive, streamlined and highly efficient
  • changing consumer trends
  • changing distribution channels and retailer power

This whitepaper looks at the opportunities which exist in Australia in a highly competitive market, through creating operational excellence, a cost-effective supply chain, recording and having access to quality data in real time, reducing waste and constantly innovating with products, including carving a niche. A must-read for beverage processors.

Australian Supply Chain

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