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ERP in Food and Beverage - Tracing the Path to Success

by Nick Castellina, Aberdeen Group

Of all of the types of manufacturers out there, food and beverage manufacturers may be subject to the most unique business pressures and requirements of them all. These organizations are dealing with materials and finished goods that can spoil, may become hazardous, or are subject to a variety of regulations. Mistakes can cost the organization greatly in fines and public perception. At the same time, these organizations have similar requirements to other manufacturers when it comes to the business systems that are used to manage operations and give business leaders visibility that can enable informed decisions. Therefore, food and beverage manufacturers are in need of a business solution that can manage the front and back office from end-to-end, as well as provide detailed visibility into materials and finished goods in order to meet their requirements. As such, according to the 2013 ERP Benchmark Survey, 94% of leading food and beverage manufacturers have implemented Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). This report, based on two Aberdeen surveys, uncovers the pressures that food and beverage manufacturers face as well as the ways in which they are addressing these pressures through ERP. 

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