Making supply chains in the food industry viable

Supply chains in the food and beverage industry are particularly fragile. Numerous political, environmental, and economic factors can cause disruptions and high costs and jeopardize companies' security of supply. At the same time, there is a threatening development in several areas of highly sensitive logistics and production processes. Raw materials, energy and critical operating resources are becoming increasingly scarce.

Companies therefore need effective solutions to ensure the long-term stability of their value chains. Optimizing the international network to improve access to scarce resources is particularly important here. On the other hand, the potential of digital solutions, lean planning and production methods must be used to reduce resource consumption, cut costs, and optimize the Product portfolio.

ROI-EFESO increases the resilience and performance of supply networks through various approaches:

  • Strategy: definition of necessary core competencies for an economical and robust supply chain and implementation of make-or-buy concepts
  • Transparency & planning: use of digital methods and tools such as Supply Chain Control Tower, digital cockpits, or digital twin to ensure effective performance analysis, real-time simulation and planning (S&OP, IBP).
  • Operational excellence: implementation of an OPEX system and optimization of production and supply networks in terms of resilience, efficiency and quality.
  • Digitalization: development of cross-supply chain platforms and optimization of processes, structures, and information usage along the supply chain.

These targeted measures not only strengthen resilience to external influences, but also improve the overall performance of the supply chain. This helps to minimize potential risks and increase agility in a dynamic market environment.

Protect supply networks from external shocks and ensure security of supply


Kai Magenheimer

Dr.-Ing. Kai Magenheimer

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Case Studies

Case Study

A dairy company is continuing its success story with a clear vision: After times of war and factory fires, it is building the most technologically advanced "Future Factory" in its region. With ROI-EFESO, the company is developing a concept for the factory, which is to be built on 70,000 square meters by 2030 - and is combining this planning with a digitization/Industry 4.0 initiative for ongoing production