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The future of the food and beverage industry is being driven by two factors: the rise of new technologies that promise far greater operational efficiency, and changes in consumer expectations.
On the one hand, technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data and analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, offer executives a range of powerful new management tools for understanding and optimizing all aspects of food sourcing, processing, and distribution.
On the other, consumers are becoming much more demanding in their expectations for fresher, safer, high-quality products, made with more organic, less genetically modified and heavily processed ingredients. They want far more information about what’s in their food, how it is made, and how it reaches their tables.
Nashville, Tennessee, April 30, 2018
MiA is an opportunity for executives, engineers and enthusiasts to learn about the newest technologies, share ideas, and be a part of advancing the future of manufacturing. This year’s MiA, will include our first Food and Beverage customized experience, featuring F&B-focused seminars, a private networking event and the highlight—the F&B Futures Forum, featuring some of the industry’s most influential voices.
Industry observers note that a new mindset is required of manufacturers for them to fully benefit from digital transformation – a mindset that introduces digital capabilities and skills into strategic thinking. That is particularly true in the food and beverage industry where many manufacturing plants are using the same processes that have been in place for decades.
Those farthest along on the transformation journey are able to capture and analyze data to make informed business decisions that shorten time to market, increase efficiencies, satisfy customers, and gain a competitive edge. This requires more efficient machines, systems and processes with an integrated platform acting as the backbone.
Siemens is on the front line of making improvements for the future of industry.
Thriving candy buyer, packager, and reseller adds manufacturing to reduce supply chain issues
Addition of confectionery production line integrated with Siemens PLC and HMI technologies
Versatility of equipment and technology gives ability to make a wide range of products with minimal spent on tooling
The brewery’s packaging equipment needed to process up to 1,000 cases of beer per minute
Siemens and Applied Controls helped the OEM migrate the brewery from legacy equipment
OEM credited compatibility, interoperability and configurability of the TIA portfolio for migration success
You are the expert on your business. So, just think how unstoppable you will be with your expertise combined with ours. We have answers to come alongside and help no matter where you are in your journey to modernize and transform.