Two Sides to a Coin, Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement
For food & beverage manufacturers, diversifying product lines to capture market share in consumer micro-niches can be a double-edged sword. Multiple product lines can help grow revenue and margins, but it creates challenges for operations. Each new product line brings a new set of recipes, regulations, quality regimens and optimization challenges to the manufacturing plant. In the face of increasing consumer and retailer concerns, manufacturers cannot be driven by choosing between cost and quality—they must have comprehensive operational strategies that address both.