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Global production of milk has been estimated to have increased by 61% in the past 25 years. (5)

As with most Industries, growing supply means growing profits, but also an increase in losses. It has been evidenced that “global dairy industry losses are estimated to reach a staggering €30bn per annum. This is due to poor milk quality, significant milk losses and culling of chronically infected animals”. (3)

Given the extent of this wastage, it goes without saying that utilising emerging technologies to tackle losses is at the forefront of the Industry’s aims when looking towards the future.

Ever-adapting technologies…


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From the announcement of the pandemic and the beginning of restrictions back in March 2020, there has been huge uncertainty regarding the supplies of goods and services on a global level.

This uncertainty is heightened within the food & beverage Industry; pressures to manage demand, keep nations fed, as well as to both maintain and open up new routes-to-market have all been major concerns among supply chain links.

Entire supply chains have been impacted, and each link of every link has felt the consequences. In this article we will aim to outline:

  1. The impacts of COVID-19 disruptions on food prices


An easy-to-use and complex proof of delivery app can enhance your driver’s day-to-day operation. Being able to decrease route times, remove the need for paperwork, communicate more effectively and improve customer service are undoubtedly benefits of implementing the right proof of delivery app. However, the benefits your entire team can access from adopting the right delivery management system as a whole push your business forward quicker — Boosting profits, improving visibility and reducing minimising inefficiencies all at once.This …


Smaller Delivery Businesses, whether your operation is Van Sales, routine orders or a mixture of both, often don’t have the time and resources to look internally at how you can refine and improve efficiency and productivity. It is usually more convenient to continue as usual, but few know that improving productivity can be simple and long-term goals for growth can be reached by just implementing the right changes.

As Digital Delivery Management Systems have become more commonly used, they are no cheaper and more affordable, meaning smaller businesses can manage tight profits margins and also look to install a new…


Supply Chains have various levels of communication; between consumers, customers, businesses and suppliers. The feedback loop for improvements runs both ways, from top to bottom and vice versa.They are global networks, and are constantly evolving and adapting on business and network levels to achieve more efficient, sustainable and accurate results.The Internet and social media have allowed consumers to get closer than ever to businesses, their practices and their values. In the last decade, information technology has resulted in greater transparency over the practices and processes of both individual businesses and whole supply chains.

Transparency & Traceability

The public now wants to know more…


We have recently discussed the importance of transparency for distributors in the digital age, as a way to build relationships, trust and customer loyalty.

From the perspective of both individual businesses and their supply chain links, a lot of issues and inefficiencies arise from having an unclear view of operations and processes — When communication and visibility is stunted, growth and productivity are limited.

For progressive, future-oriented distributors, investing in digital solutions has been a necessity — These systems and solutions can provide a clearer view of operations of any scale, allowing data-driven decisions to be made which guarantee improvements.


https://www.forbes.com/sites/businessreporter/2020/05/26/supply-chain-sustainability-sparks-resilience-recovery-and-growth/

Supply Chains have various levels of communication; between consumers, customers, businesses and suppliers. The feedback loop for improvements runs both ways, from top to bottom and vice versa.

They are global networks and are constantly evolving and adapting on business and network levels to achieve more efficient, sustainable and accurate results.

The Internet and social media have allowed consumers to get closer than ever to businesses, their practices and their values. In the last decade, information technology has resulted in greater transparency over the practices and processes of both individual businesses and whole supply chains.

Transparency & Traceability

The public now wants to…


The John West Boycott, Consumer-Driven Transparency, Sustainability and the Digital Transformation

Supply Chains have various levels of communication; between consumers, customers, businesses and suppliers. The feedback loop for improvements and refining practices runs both ways, from top to bottom and vice versa. They are global networks and are constantly evolving and adapting on business and network levels to achieve more efficient, sustainable and accurate results.

As with any collaboration, supply chains work most productively when links are strong and communication is seamless. When each link has streamlined internal processes and has a clear understanding of the processes that it is responsible for, then each link, in turn, is strengthened.

Supply chain…


Social distancing, staff fluctuations, furlough schemes, safety regulations, widespread closures.

The list seems endless. The pandemic has had a large impact on the lives of everyone, and the function of every business, from e-commerce to rural pubs to high street stores.

Food & Drink Wholesalers, and foodservice distributors faced a particularly tricky challenge; with a lack of Government support and a diminishing customer base due to closures, they had to tackle the impacts of the virus with forward-thinking, progressive plans.

In this article, we’ll look a little deeper into the impacts of the virus, and how foodservice businesses have evolved…


The UK is on the brink of a second wave of lockdown measures. With predictions suggesting the second wave could be even more severe than the first, it is vital for wholesalers, Foodservice businesses and distributors to have prepared systems in place to handle staff fluctuations without sacrificing productivity and a steady flow of goods and services.

Most businesses will be prepared for a resurgence in lockdown regulations, with most beginning to rely on trusted digital systems which help continue and even improve their services during testing times.

This article will explore the ways a flexible workforce will help foodservice…

Joseph Andrews

Digital Marketing Manager at Mobile Enterprise Systems Ltd. Pioneering Management Systems for Foodservice Distributors since 2001.

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