As F&B growth continues, food processing organizations are looking more and more towards a food manufacturing consultant to act as an advisor to meet their tremendous growth needs. Advice for equipment, security, safety, production processes and centralized digital data infrastructure to name a few.
Also, consultants play a vital role as they offer their valued advice for increased productivity, processes and higher income which, of course, everyone wants. As an example, let’s take a look at one such growth area a consultant could be a big help in.
Growth – Packaged foods
Food manufacturing companies generate millions of dollars every year in packaged foods. As a matter of fact this market growth could reach as much as USD 3,407.2 Billion by 2030. Obviously, there will be some big growing pains that will have to be overcome, overwhelming to any size company.
“North America was the most prominent region in the packaged food market in 2020, and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% through the forecast period.” – Cision PR Newswire
The packaged food opportunity growth is real, from top food suppliers to the smallest. It also adds some real stresses to an already existing production. With that said, it’s imperative that food manufacturers maintain the quality of their food product. It must adhere to the guidelines of food and safety while surviving the market competition and demand. This is where a professional consultant group (advisors) can take some of the burden off their plate, adding to higher profits and results.
Food manufacturing consultant
Consultants can act as intermediaries between suppliers and manufacturers offering appropriate business advice for expansion of the business in a powerful way. Hiring a consultant group can ease your burden by outsourcing services related to your manufacturing segment. This could open new pathways for growth and offer a distinct identity to your brand.
An important role – What to look for.
A food consultant partner must act as a personal advisor who works as an advocate for you in achieving your goals. A partner who can robustly strategize the design of food processing facilities and operations management systems. Their knowledge and expertise with the food and beverage manufacturing processes are otherwise not available in-house.
Some of the characteristics of proficient food and beverage industry consultants are:
- Having innate knowledge in the food-beverage industry
- Provide specialized services
- Offering sound advice to clients across various topics
- Bring in professionalism and expertise as needed
- Incorporate cooperation between the project team and operators
- Advocate operations that develop the clients’ business
Choose wisely – Cut your losses.
It really starts with the right consultant organization. You need to partner with firms who have all the aforementioned characteristics to compete in today’s volatile market. They need to be subject matter experts (SME) with real life experience. They need to be compatible with your culture as well. Interview your consultants as you would anyone you would hire. And, don’t be afraid to fire them if need be.
Coolearth Software and Services
Coolearth Software is dedicated to offering high-end advice to all sized food manufacturers in an effort to enhance their productivity. They have 25+ years industry experience and are dedicated to offering sound industry valued advice to their clients. Call us to learn more.