Why innovation is critical to food manufacturers


Industry 4.0 is changing the food business. While food safety and quality have always been hallmarks for Canadian Food Manufacturers, technology options are becoming increasingly complex. Manufacturers need to understand the long term demands of consumers and international markets in order to make the right choices today. Your customers are demanding transparency; they want information about where their food is sourced and how it’s produced but they also want access to new products, international flavours and the freshest ingredients possible.

These realities bring about new challenges for Canadian Food Manufacturers. From managing recalls to serving consumer demands, manual systems are no longer sufficient. Canadian Food Manufacturers who embrace new technology will reap the benefits. Aside from saving time and money, those that invest will become predictors rather than reactors.

Join Mike Hutson of SYSPRO Canada and Dana McCauley, Associate Director of New Venture Creation at the University of Guelph, to explore how innovation in the era of Industry 4.0 is reinventing the way organizations along the value chain communicate and work more collaboratively.

What you will learn:

  1. What is traceability in the era of Industry 4.0 and how you can use it as a differentiator
  2. How consumer demands are changing expectations from food companies
  3. Why traceability is no longer just about food safety

Register today. Spaces are limited. Can’t attend live? Simply register and we’ll send a recording to you after the webinar.



Dana McCauley
Associate Director of New Venture Creation at the University of Guelph
In her current role as Associate Director of New Venture Creation in the Research Innovation Office at the University of Guelph, Dana’s team enables Canada's smartest agri-food minds to transform their insights into commercial value that grows the economy and enhances Canada's international reputation as a place where great ideas and safe food are abundant. In 2017, Dana was recognized as a Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award Winner in the Trailblazers and Trendsetters category.



Mike Hutson
Solutions Architect, SYSPRO Canada
Mike brings years of valuable expertise and demonstrated experience of the food production industry to SYSPRO Canada, strengthening our customer base in the industry. He also brings along with him a strong consulting background skilled in Requirements Analysis, Enterprise Software, Systems Engineering, Team Building, and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Mike leverages his skillset as well as his ability to perform C-Level business requirements analysis through to implementation of plant floor manufacturing execution systems to design optimized business solutions for customers.

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