The Food & Drink sector is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector, but it is facing pressures as never before. With an ageing workforce and the uncertainty of Brexit, labour and skills shortages are a major problem looming on the horizon, while rapid changes to consumer demands and retail habits are forcing businesses to become ever more innovative just to maintain market share and profitability. And demands for companies to reformulate products to reduce salt, sugar and other ingredients create a whole new set of challenges.
While you might not be able to influence these, what you can do is be better prepared than your competitors to face the challenges.
Edenhouse has many years’ experience working with companies – both large and small – in your sector. We understand the issues you face, we work alongside you on projects to minimise down time, and if things go wrong we are there for you 24/7 to get things working again, with our UK based support teams. You can find out why some of our customers chose to work with us in the case studies below.
We also have a number of blogs looking at issues specific to the food & drinks sector, which you can read here:
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With increasing competition and growing price challenges within the retail sector, fast decision making is becoming critical. Privately owned AF Blakemore, one of the country’s leading independent food retail and distribution companies, is embracing a more performance led culture, using Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to track the activity of each business area. Find out how leveraging the web-based BusinessObjects technology enabled key financial reports that previously took one hour to run to now be available within three minutes.
Berry Gardens is the UK’s number one berry and stone fruit production and marketing group, with sales of £193 million and a market share in excess of 30%. The company is wholly owned by its community of UK growers who rely on it to market and distribute their produce to retailers and events. In search of real-time insight, Berry Gardens determined that SAP BusinessObjects offered the best combination of business intelligence and performance management functionality, and chose UK experts Edenhouse Solutions for their experience in the sector and vast expertise in SAP BusinessObjects.
Food importers are facing the double challenge of rising prices and currency fluctuations. For the UK’s leading Chinese and Oriental wholesaler, Wing Yip, it has become essential to be able to track not only turnover but also margins by product group to maximise profitability.Wing Yip processes six million invoice lines a year, creating an information resource that can deliver real insight to the business, especially in understanding performance trends. Find out how Edenhouse and BusinessObjects helped them to tap into that rich resource.