The importance of knowledge transfer in the food processing industry


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The quality of the production process is of course at the top of every company's agenda. But especially in the food processing industry sector, where possible, even greater emphasis is placed on quality. Knowledge transfer in this sector is crucial in guaranteeing food quality. Here, knowledge of the process is even more important. Thus, you want your employees to master this knowledge, and always have quick and easy access to it. They should not have to depend on that one expert who coincidentally may or may not be available for questions when they need him or her the most.


Knowledge transfer in the food industry

Given the fact that the risk of something going wrong with food safety is extremely high, the food processing industry is one of the sectors where good knowledge transfer is enormously important. Therefore, you want your employees to know the ins and outs of the risks and how the production process affects them. That requires a lot from your employees so, whether they are in training or have to solve a problem in the factory, access to this knowledge must be organised properly. Especially when you are dealing with:

  • High costs in case of abbarations in the production process;
  • Many new employees who do not yet have the right knowledge;
  • Complicated and time-consuming (incident) analyses and (quality) controls.

Performance support

Training employees for this can be a time-consuming task. With performance support, you can help your people to transfer the knowledge needed in an even more efficient way. That will help you to:

  • Identify product errors faster: Errors in production are very costly and can sometimes even lead to health risks. It is, therefore, important to discover them as quickly as possible. Access to the right knowledge will help.
  • Achieve more efficient quality control: Through performance support, quality control can be carried out more efficiently as best practices for these control become accessible. This allows employees to optimise the control process.
  • Perform maintenance more effectively: Maintenance is also essential in the food industry. It ensures long-term quality. Information about the performance of various parts of the production process is important.
  • Optimise the process from start to finish: In the food industry, the production process must run smoothly from the start to the delivery of the final product. Knowledge of and insight into the entire process are thus crucial, both for safety reasons and to optimise production.
  • Improve the overall quality: Ultimately, the above points ensure that the overall quality of products in the food industry improves. By, on the one hand, being able to adjust abbarations in the production process timely and, on the other hand, propose improvements. This results in a combination of greater efficiency and higher quality.

Knowledge is a great asset in the food industry because it reduces health risks and improves food quality. Knowledge also makes it possible to do this optimally and efficiently. In the end, as a company, all you want is to run a good business. This can only be achieved by sharing knowledge as efficiently as possible, and with the help of performance support technology. In the short term, this will already lead to better and safer products as well as save a lot of costs. Would you like to know more? Download our whitepaper