Report: UK grain industry not efficient
Inefficiency in the UK cereals supply chain is costing the industry almost £1
million (€1.47m) a week and cereal manufacturers are partly to blame, according
to a new report from the Centaur Grain group.
'Against the Grain' report
blames this £40 million (€59.1m) waste per year
on factors such as rejected loads, unnecessary waiting times, inefficient
storage and inconsistent haulage operations but claims it is not just the
growers who need to address these issues.How to
More needs to be done by all sections of the industry to
prevent waste on this scale say Centaur, a grain marketing business which
collaborated with English Farming & Food
to produce the research.
In order to further mitigate
supply chain loss, Centaur suggest concentrating on a number of areas. The group
urges farmers to identify ways of adding value to crops and differentiating
manufacturers' brands, working in tune with consumer trends.
the system should be simplified with processors and manufacturers consolidating
their supply base and implementing a best practice supply
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