Within the food industry, the bulk, whole ingredients and milling subsector occupies a unique niche. Spanning the entire globe and subject to seasonal changes, companies active in bulk and milling must display extraordinary levels of flexibility and resilience while also complying with the most stringent food safety regulations.
One company, many facesOperating on a global scale, companies in the bulk and milling industry have to deal with the complications of different time zones, currencies, languages, and regulations. Only through a unified, centralised administration system can they tackle the challenges that come with this high level of fragmentation.
Fluctuating global pricesCommodities like grains are bought and sold on the world market. As a result, prices can be extremely volatile, requiring food companies to make strategic decisions and adapt their supply chains at lightning speed.
Seasons, product quality and blendingIn the bulk and whole ingredients industry, seasonal harvest and product quality go hand in hand. Through a process called ‘blending’, companies in this sector can maintain consistent product quality levels over many seasons and years. However, the blending itself is a meticulous process that requires high levels of expertise – and the right data insights.