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Food and Beverage

Engineered Solutions for Food and Beverage

Meeting demands for retailers and distributors is vital in the food and beverage industry regardless of regional, national or global reach. Bastian Solutions understands that to stay competitive means clear visibility into operations and the ability to pivot and embrace rising trends in ecommerce and microfulfillment.

Facing 24/7 demands, we know how vital it is to have minimal interruptions for things like facility restructuring or automation servicing. Our data-backed analysis will provide you access to opportunities to scale, grow and optimize every aspect of your operation and our team will work with you to find the best time to implement, and do so quickly, to ensure minimal down time.

Bastian Solutions has developed custom technologies in case handling, packing, shipping and conveying to accommodate the specifications needed for your food and beverage logistics needs. Additionally, Bastian Solutions’ brand agnostic approach means access to a gamut of resources that allow us to find the most appropriate technologies to create systems custom-tailored for industry-specific requirements of food and beverage operations.

 

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Industry challenges

In addition to supply and logistics challenges such as labor, inefficiencies, and distribution, the food and beverages industry handles:

  • Extreme environment conditions for refrigerated and frozen foods
  • 3-tiered distribution models
  • Sequential transportation stops for customer deliveries
  • Multi-day shifts
  • Warehouse and manufacturing locations in non-populous areas
  • Product variance in weight, size, shape and delicacy – produce, dry package goods, beverages, meat products
 

Considerations

To help determine the best approach for your specific organization, consider the following:

  • Picking variances for different retailers
  • Storage needs - temperature specifications, sizing, quantity
  • Palletizing for variety of products (SKUs) or mixed loads
  • Delivery locations and route optimization – direct to consumer through “dark stores”
  • Ecommerce and microfulfillment trends
 

Solutions

Working with a variety of products and processes come with inherent challenges but Bastian Solutions opens visibility to your operation so you can manage proactively when and where you need. Some technologies and solutions that help support the food and beverage industry include:

 
 

 

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