3 tips to ensure the smooth and high-quality production of low alcoholic beverages.

Imagine the production manager who has to start to produce cider or hard seltzer tomorrow at 8 a.m. The bottling process demands the synchronized, on‑time delivery of materials from multiple suppliers. Supply chain flexibility is a key criterion, as quantities are subject to constant demand fluctuations. Here are the 3 tips on how to make this production manager less worried.

1. Flexibility in Delivery of Fermented Ingredients

The beverage industry sector is changing rapidly, with new trends and drivers creating new challenges for manufacturers. Flexibility is paramount. Wide-ranging portfolios and the continuous need to improve and optimize products require flexibility. Product groups diversify with more new drinks and flavors, while store orders are becoming smaller and more frequent. Seasonable fluctuations and occasional demand peaks lead to continuously changing capacity requirements.

In 2020, many beverage producers recognized that outsourcing fermented ingredients allowed them to reduce risk, increase flexibility, focus on their core business, and respond more quickly to market changes. This trend is expected to continue into 2021.

Flexibility and inventory control are metrics that have a direct impact on production efficiency. Linda Nektar supplies ready-made natural ferments and fruit wines that allow you to make a wide range of different products from a fermented base. This allows you to flexibly adjust production volume to meet seasonal demand and leaves more capacity to make other products.

2. Just in Time Logistics

Grocery retailers are putting pressure on supplier margins. Consumers are becoming more price-conscious while at the same time asking for a greater range of products. Safety and product tracking regulations are becoming more onerous. All these trends pose significant challenges to beverage manufacturer supply chain and logistics operations.

Linda Nektar knows that the transportation of beverages must be carried out with extreme precision. We organize the shipments and ensure that the fermented bases are received on-site in time and in the quantity and quality in which they are required for production, thereby avoiding costly disruption to the manufacturing process. You can focus on the production of end-products and save your tank’s capacity for that.

3. Food Hygiene

For the beverage industry, this is the most important. We use state-of-the-art equipment, only approved cleaning facilities, and a highly rigid sanitizing process to guarantee that all food-grade equipment and handling exceed industry standards. Shipping food-grade liquid bulk freight is a highly specialized area, so choosing a professional, experienced, and reliable carrier is very important to ensure your liquid freight’s proper handling.

We use verified logistic partners who are vetted on their ability to transport orders safely and on time. Trucks are inspected regularly to ensure they are of the highest quality and held to an exceptional standard, so you can be sure your products are in safe hands. Local transportation company Haugas Transport tank trailers are approved by the Veterinary and Food Inspectorate and have ATP certificates.

So, Linda Nektar cares a lot about our customers. We know how to transform complexity into increased efficiency. We want to keep beverage manufacturers unworried by delivering the variety of highest quality fermented bases with clean and controlled transportation, flexibly and just in time.