From adopting technology and innovative formats, expanding into new business models to implementing sustainable practices, take a look at how the food services industry is increasing productivity and adapting to changing consumer preferences.
Instead of preparing and processing food manually in the outlet where the food is served, you can use simple automated kitchen equipment in your outlet or adopt a central kitchen concept.
Using automated equipment such as conveyor and robotic systems can boost your productivity and ensure food consistency. Likewise, IT solutions can help you manage processes such as ordering and payment, accounting, and inventory management more efficiently.
You can incorporate these equipment and IT solutions into your food business with support from the Productivity Solutions Grant.
Large food and beverages (F&B) companies with multiple outlets and sufficient scale can consolidate your functions through central kitchens. A central kitchen prepares and processes most of the food before they are delivered to the outlets and offers these benefits:
Email us if you want more information on building a central kitchen for your chain of F&B outlets.
Food standards and regulations are crucial in ensuring confidence that food sold in Singapore are safe for consumption. Consumers today are greeted by a plethora of food options, ranging from ready meals to food delivery. You can adopt food safety standards such as ISO22000: Food Safety Management System to maintain or increase consumer confidence in your products’ quality, while continuously innovating and diversifying your product offerings.
You can also find out more about standards relating to the Food industry here.
New companies often prioritise business development and profit generation. As a result, operations management may take a backseat. By digitalising early, you can better focus and capture opportunities for your business without being constrained by day-to-day operations.
Developed in partnership with the Infocomm Media Development Authority and the industry, the Food Services Industry Digital Plan provides a guide on the digital solutions SMEs can adopt at each stage of your growth.
Find out how digitally ready your business is and identify opportunities to make the most of digital technologies to improve your operations. Visit imda.gov.sg/food-services-idp for more information.
Heartland enterprises can find out more about the Heartlands Go Digital initiative to develop capabilities and kickstart your digital journey here.