It pays off to carefully track this statement. The entire process up to the pallet storage runs via conveyor belt systems. There, all product lines, not just the baby food, converge for shipping. From there it goes on to the various storage areas of other Nestlé logistics centers, where the items to be transported are combined. What goes overseas - like the HA formula products for the Philippines described earlier - is immediately loaded into suitable containers in Biessenhofen and picked up by trucks.
Improving logistics, promoting sustainability
As part of Nestlé's efficiency initiative it is currently being considered to reactivate the existing rail connection. Thus reloading processes could be avoided – which is not only a handling, but also a safety factor. Even though the Federal Railway has shown little interest so far, a private competitor could take on the task. Currently, a team at the University of Augsburg (University of Applied Sciences) is examining the possibilities of such a solution, while also considering the aspect of sustainability – which, as we know, is an issue that is gaining more and more attention, especially in the field of logistics.
Logistics of food products makes high demands on hygiene
The food products industry requires the highest standards of hygiene and safety in all production processes. However, the production of food manufacturers is not limited to the processing of food. For many applications that still have high standards of food hygiene, the focus is on high capacity, global availability and low maintenance.
What is thus important in planning and implementing logistic for sensitive products? Experience and an understanding for the whole picture as well as for conveyor elements.