Five Technologies Food Business Owners are using to Boost Operational Efficiency and Increase Profit Margins

Food, Food Ingredients & Innovations,
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Increasingly, food businesses are embracing new forms of technology made specifically for food production. These technologies have been proven time and again to improve operational efficiency and increase profit margins for the organisations that adopt them.

The emergence of new innovations – such as automation, AI and cloud computing – mean much more advanced food production processes are now possible, prompting a surge in interest from food manufacturers, distributors and producers alike.

This webinar will introduce and discuss the technologies disrupting the food supply chain and how they’re helping producers to improve operational efficiency, reduce waste and increase profit margins.

As the industry experiences a surge in innovative technology, farmers are welcoming increased profits, greater sustainability and a huge potential for growth.



Richard Jones, Chief Technology Officer, LINKFRESH – An Aptean Company

Richard Jones has over 17 years of experience working in the food sector. He has a passion for technology and how it can be applied to this industry. In his career, he has overseen many integration projects delivering business critical technologies to improve efficiency and productivity within food business organizations.

In today’s dynamic and fast-paced food industry, much of the workforce need to be based away from desktop and laptop PCs and literally do work ‘in the field.’ To this extent, Jones has managed numerous mobility-based integration projects, providing business critical ERP functionality to remote mobile workers.

Jones is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awarded in 2007. He has been accredited with Microsoft’s highest professional award for his involvement in mobile software development. Jones regularly speaks at Microsoft’s international developer events on Microsoft’s behalf. Jones has also written many technical articles and maintains an active technical blog (

In 2006, Jones was voted British Computer Society Developer of The Year, for achievements in the field of mobile application development.

Jones graduated in 1993, from London City University. During his career he has worked as a consultant for organizations such as Marks & Spencer, Logica, Nortel and O2. He has worked extensively on empowering workforces to work with mobile technology. 

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Who Should Attend?

  • Food Supply Chain Professionals
  • CIO – Information Technology Director
  • CFO – Financial Director
  • COO – Operations Director

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, attendees will learn about technologies such as:

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Internet of Things
  • The Cloud
  • Blockchain & Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions

It will be discussed how these technologies are preparing the food industry for the future, now.

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Aptean is a global provider of mission-critical, industry-specific software solutions. Aptean’s purpose-built ERP and supply chain management solutions help address the unique challenges facing process and discrete manufacturers, distributors and other focused organizations. Over 4,000 organizations in more than 20 industries across 54 countries trust Aptean’s solutions at their core to assist with running their operations.

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