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Food and Beverage Key Issues

Becoming market leaders in the food and beverage industry requires the ability to anticipate and exceed customer demands, develop close supply chain partnerships, increase customer service levels, control costs and streamline operations. QAD understands these needs and offers solutions and services to address them.

Effective New Product Introductions: Margins are thin and competition is strong in the fast-paced food and beverage market. Brands and SKUs are proliferating, with a steady stream of new flavors and product variations entering the marketplace. To win, food and beverage companies must develop an effective new product introduction processes.

QAD Enterprise Applications supports an efficient new products introduction process, manages costs and cost projections.

Consumer confidence in product safety and quality: Consumers have shown heightened concerns about quality — impacting manufacturer's ability to sell into new markets.

QAD Enterprise Applications provides complete tracking and tracing capabilities so the company always knows exactly where ingredients come from and they’ve sold products.

Global compliance: Heightened fears of terrorism have redefined the rules for global commerce. Increasingly rigorous compliance reporting has placed new constraints on the supply chain and supporting systems.

QAD Enterprise Applications enforces corporate policies and procedures, and securely tracks all transactions, including date, time and user, with alerts for system security breaches.

Global sustainability initiatives: Global retailers mandate that manufacturers implement sustainability programs that take emissions out of the environment, save on natural resources and improve utilization of materials.

QAD Enterprise Applications supports green initiatives in a variety of ways, including managing reusable packaging and containers, and handling by-products and co-products efficiently.