By Dr. Julien Huen, ttz Bremerhaven
Resource scarcity is affecting nearly all sectors of the economy worldwide, with the baking industry being no exception. The massively increased energy prices are currently the main concern for bakeries, but recurring shortages of raw materials and personnel are making the situation worse. This article aims at describing the current issues of resource scarcity and proposes solutions – mainly in the technical field – to tackle the crisis.
It is very legitimate to expect political solutions from governments, yet companies must also check what they can do to adapt their business models to the new conditions. The current megatrends in consumer demand should not be put out of sight.