On-site suppliers highlight solutions for the beverage market Keywords: tradeshow, supply chain, robotics, conveyors, drum motors, material handling
April 21, 2020
Manufacturing and supply chain professionals converged March 9-12 on Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center as they came together for MODEX 2020 to find new equipment and technology solutions, gain knowledge and network with industry peers to solve common supply chain challenges.
Observations, studies, research and experience in a broad variety of retail stores have generated significant, timely and technical concerns and questions. The number of brands, products and packages displayed on the store-length gondolas in the beverage section pose the first question: who created all these SKUs, and why?
With the desire for “instant gratification” prevalent throughout the United States and beyond, eCommerce is giving shoppers exactly what they want. Just-in-time delivery is one of the biggest trends in beverage distribution, says Doug Eden, president of IntelliShift, a division of VTS, Commack, N.Y.
In the fast-paced beverage market, safety, accuracy, flexibility and sustainability are of utmost importance. For industries such as food and beverage where manufacturing processes must be contamination-free, as well as quick and accurate, increasing demand for products filled by automatic filling machines rather than by humans is projected to grow the automatic filling machine market.
In the beverage industry, SKUs have been and will continue to be one of the major operating issues in the supply chain. Yet, one can ask, why are SKUs so important, why do they top the list of challenges and how are they handled and controlled in real time?
These days, consumers want customized product experiences and speed that also support a sustainable approach when it comes to the brands they purchase. Thus far, commerce has been keeping up, with goods hightailing it across the country at speeds and in volumes unimaginable in decades prior.
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