Beef packing is a competitive industry. Smaller and slow-to-change packers are
now lagging the remainder of the industry in the use of warehouse automation. As
a result, those companies are unable to derive some of the benefits automation
delivers. This ultimately puts those companies at a competitive disadvantage. This
white paper outlines technologies available today and can serve as a blueprint for a
The white paper begins with the global landscape, looking at long-term trends
that are predicted to affect the Consumer Purchased Goods (CPG) sector in the
decades to come.
The market beef packers serve is changing — new niche markets continue to
develop — supply chains are evolving to unprecedented levels of collaboration,
putting ever-increasing demands upon the producers. There also are opportunities
to increase profits by using tactics such as price optimization.