Logistics and supply

Superior supply chain: benchmark best practices and performances for next-generation success


It’s already proved that at the root of successful food and beverage manufacturing there is an effective supply-chain management. Food manufacturers are going to rely more and more on their supply chain to help manage both food-safety risks and regulatory compliance.

Actually, few industries are as dependent upon their supply chains as food manufacturers, but these organizations are changing because of new trends, such as the continued growth of “good food products” and the rise of private labels. In effect, healthy and organic foods require reconfiguring supplier sourcing, ingredients and final products.

Also, consumers migrate depending on their economic status and tastes: we can talk about stratified channels, where each channel has different delivery and value add requirements.

A recent research, conducted by the Manufacturing Performance Institute, has determined six key strategies that will sustain growth of the next generation of food manufacturers:

  1. Customer-focused innovation: to develop new markets, products and services that meet customers ‘needs
  2. Engage people and human capital: to secure a competitive performance by having superior recruitment system and retain talent
  3. Improvement focus: company-wide commitment to continuous improvement is essential for annual productivity
  4. Supply chain management and partnerships: to develop and manage a supply chain management and partnerships that are flexible and response time.
  5. Sustainability: to implement the energy-use reductions and focus on green process
  6. Global engagement: to secure business advantage by having people and partnerships in place to engage global market and talents


In a scenario full of new opportunities, food manufacturers must pass their supply chain based on traditional buy and seller system. Focusing on a new model of supply chain solutions will be the key to determine the difference between the success and the failure.

To achieve a world-class supplier management, food and beverage manufacturers must focus on:

  • Elevating supply chain activities to a corporate level
  • Adopting best practices and investing in equipment
  • Monitoring progress toward world-class supply chain management and collaboration, problem-solving with customers and suppliers and recalibrating their supply chain.


Is your food and beverage manufacturers ready to achieve world-class supply chain management?

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About Alifood

We strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. We do not see ourselves as mere food traders.

The sale of the products we select is just the last step of a complex, structured process that is based on strong business relationships and, in many cases, real partnerships. Our job is made of several functions: sourcing the right product, selecting a reliable producer, managing the entire logistics chain, providing all the necessary documentation and certifications and following up all the after-sale requirements besides consulting and tutoring on how to best use each single product. We do all this because we strongly believe that everything we plan and do should create value, for both our clients and suppliers. Our familiarity with the Italian food an agricultural industry, developed over the last twenty years, gives us the ability to efficiently deal with all the diverse needs pertaining to different markets.

Thanks to our experienced, professional and multilingual global working team, matching international demand and local supply is what we do best.

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