Is it possible to manufacture in a customized way for an increasingly demanding consumer? Food industry 4.0 starts as a technological response to create an environment connected with the consumer and the innovation processes.
Big data analysis, the internet of things and the development of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) have created a new concept of factory, which is more flexible, social, connected and intelligent.
The new technologies allow to improve the chances of success, since they allow to manage production processes in a more optimal way, making them safer, not only for collaborators but also for the finished product reaching display racks; all this directly impacts the minimization of manufacturing defects and, therefore, cost savings.
Connectivity is the key point of the 4.0 industry. Mobile phones, social networks, tablets and smart screens are an example of how consumers interact in the creation processes of certain products, all of which is a determining factor in the final acceptance of the product. This means that products must now be able to meet consumers´ demands in a flexible and sustainable way.
But what are the new technologies brought by the 4.0 industry?
It is important to highlight that a smart diet is a key element in the present and the future of humanity, and the pace in the evolution of consumption habits in this future is being established by digital tools. Besides the competitiveness and dynamization challenges, the 4.0 industry helps us to give a more efficient response to a consumer who is more aware of their well-being from a dietary and environmental point of view.
Setting up the 4.0 industry concept in the food and beverage sector means talking about efficiency and competitiveness. This investment should not be seen as an added expense, but rather as a value by which to bet that, in a short, medium or long term, will generate the desired results in terms of business growth and productivity.