14 episodes

Welcome to F&B Sound Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage Industry hosted by Hamish McCook.

F&B Sound Bites Beca

    • Business

Welcome to F&B Sound Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage Industry hosted by Hamish McCook.

    Ep 14 - Out with the old, in with the new - is the meat processing industry ready to meet the challenge?

    Ep 14 - Out with the old, in with the new - is the meat processing industry ready to meet the challenge?

    Beef is one Australia’s biggest exporters and in 2018-19 it generated A$10.8billion in Australian exports. Whilst the return in price is high, so too are the high processing costs, supply chain costs, demand for alternative proteins and pressure from government to meet a carbon neutral future.

    • 10 min
    Ep 13 - Not all capital projects are created equal

    Ep 13 - Not all capital projects are created equal

    • 14 min
    Ep 12 - Is this the secret recipe to implement Industry 4.0 digital solutions?

    Ep 12 - Is this the secret recipe to implement Industry 4.0 digital solutions?

    Welcome to F&B Sound Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage Industry hosted by Hamish McCook.

    Over the last three years industry uptake of technology has widened, and so has the gap between the leaders and the laggers. We speak with Stewart Coleman and Sue Bradley, expert leaders from Beca’s digital and industrial solutions, to uncover the steps organisations need to implement to increase their uptake of industry 4.0 digital solutions. Hamish uncovers some gold advice in this interview, so make sure to grab a pen and paper. For our listeners, the survey is available in the notes below.

    • 15 min
    Ep 11 - How can ASEAN's F&B industry remain resilient in a time of uncertainty?

    Ep 11 - How can ASEAN's F&B industry remain resilient in a time of uncertainty?

    Welcome to F&B Sound Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage industry hosted by Hamish McCook.

    2020 has been a year of disruption and challenge. However, the lessons learnt from this crisis should help to build the resilience of the ASEAN food and beverage industry and its supply chains moving forward. With effective stakeholder collaboration, the food system may well emerge stronger once these challenges subside. In this episode of F&B Sound Bites, Hamish McCook and Harry Gibson have a far reaching conversation about some of the insights from the recent ASEAN Forum.

    • 13 min
    Ep 10 - How are digital technologies driving performance in the F&B industry?

    Ep 10 - How are digital technologies driving performance in the F&B industry?

    Welcome to F&B Sound Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage Industry hosted by Hamish McCook.

    What can the Kmart Mums hack group teach us about maximising digital technologies and driving performance in the food and beverage industry? Hamish McCook and Stewart Coleman stroll through the aisles discussing what really matters when it comes to finding the right technology solution to solve your biggest challenges. Grab a trolley and join them for a fascinating (and entertaining) episode of F&B Sound Bites.

    • 20 min
    Ep 9 - What does AI bring to the F&B table?

    Ep 9 - What does AI bring to the F&B table?

    Welcome to F&B Sound Bites, a podcast on hot topics, trends and challenges for professionals in the engine room behind the Food and Beverage Industry hosted by Hamish McCook.
    Artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the way many industries operate, and food and beverage manufacturing is no exception. We speak with Matt Ensor and Sue Bradley to learn more about how these technologies offer huge opportunities to transform critical aspects of industrial processes, deliver enhanced customer experiences and help stay ahead of the competition.

    • 13 min

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