Food & Beverage Industry

SAP for Seamless Food & Beverage Supply Chain Management

SAP Supply Chain Solutions for Food and Beverage

Challenges of Supervising Raw Materials and Final Products in a Food and Beverage Supply Chain

Consumers are becoming more and more demanding when it comes to their food and beverage, looking for value, quality, and convenience. In order to stay ahead of the competition, manufacturers must find ways to make their products unique, increase profits, and control expenses. As information is becoming ever-more important in the industry, it is necessary for manufacturers to monitor the progress of their materials, ingredients, and packaging from start to finish.

The range of challenges in the supply chain, from consumer demand and requirements, recipe complexity, capacity constraints, supply shortages, batch management and traceability, shelf-life limitations, tight margins and more, can be overwhelming.

Can SAP Be Used to Manage the Complexity of Tasks Without Relying on Spreadsheets and Manual Alternatives?

Absolutely. Reveal has extensive experience in the Food and Beverage sector and is proficient in applying the best practices of the industry to help related organizations. Our coaching and facilitation techniques have resulted in improved results in areas such as sales order management, customer allocations, multi-sourcing, procurement automation, supply planning, demand management, OTIF, production planning and scheduling, MRP, warehouse effectiveness, and others. SAP is tailored to manage the complexities of this industry.

Reveal's clients have already taken the successful step of embracing and adapting to changing consumer tastes and preferences, and implementing an agile supply chain with SAP.

Look at what other professionals in the same field have accomplished and explore how Reveal has contributed to their success.

Success Stories

See what some of your industry peers have achieved and how Reveal has enabled their success.

Employee story: Rutul Thakkar


  • Saved $53M in end-to-end supply chain working capital
  • Reduced inventory by over 39% and improved inventory turns by 38%
  • Increased material availability throughout the supply chain to 97.8%
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Employee story: Rutul Thakkar

Delicato Family Wines

  • Reduced overall supply chain exceptions and inefficiencies by 53%
  • Increased demand signal accuracy by 96% 
  • Optimized 84% of average value of targeted raw materials
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  • Ability to perform a batch recall in 2 hours 
  • Rapidly search multiple batches against various material types: raw, work-in-process, by-products, rework, and finished good materials
  • Realtime visibility to received quantity, on hand inventory, consumption, and shipment details of the materials being reviewed.
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Why Is It Important for Food and Beverage Companies to Plan, Schedule and Execute Processes in SAP?

SAP and S/4HANA Insights

Effective planning, scheduling, and execution of processes are crucial for food and beverage companies to maintain efficiency, optimize resource utilization, and ensure product quality and safety. When Food & Beverage companies embrace the use of SAP across the operation, they can improve efficiencies, increase customer satisfaction, and gain the ability to quickly capitalize on ever changing consumer demands.


How can food and beverage companies effectively manage master data for a large and diverse product portfolio within SAP, including ingredients, recipes, and packaging specifications?

SAP and S/4HANA Insights

To effectively manage master data, companies can implement strategies such as utilizing SAP Master Data Governance to create a centralized repository for product master data, integrating SAP MDG with SAP Recipe Management to automatically update master data with recipe or ingredient changes, implementing automated checks within SAP MDG to ensure product labeling and ingredient information comply with regulations. These strategies enable food and beverage companies to effectively manage master data in SAP, ensuring data accuracy, consistency, and regulatory compliance.


Can the food & beverage industry use SAP GBT to track & trace products through the supply chain, from raw materials to finished goods?

SAP and S/4HANA Insights

Yes, implementing SAP GBT in the food and beverage industry can effectively track and trace products throughout their supply chain. SAP GBT provides the necessary tools and capabilities to ensure end-to-end traceability, improve operational efficiency, and enhance product quality in this industry.

Next Step

Take a step towards optimizing your SAP enabled supply chain by contacting us or completing a supply chain self-assessment which includes 3 top tips to kickstart your improvements.