Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Traceability bags manufacturers’ IT budget

Pressure to implement greater traceability measures to mitigate against food safety scares, such as the recent one involving cancer dye, is set to drain more than half of food manufacturers’ IT resources over the next 12 months, warns Ross Systems.

Research commissioned by enterprise software solutions provider Ross reveals that 55% of manufacturers’ IT budgets will be spent on traceability.

However, none of the food manufacturers surveyed cited radio frequency identification (RFID) compliance as a priority – 55% of respondents say that their companies are three years away from becoming RFID-enabled. Conflicting demands from retailers are blamed for the lack of RFID adoption by 45% of respondents.