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planning
future
Survey shows dairy processors are focused on modernization investments.
by Kristen Putch | kputch@sosland.com
F
or today's dairy industry, awareness and
interest in modernizing the industry's
infrastructure are higher than ever.
The industry has seen a huge advance in
operation systems and up-to-date technology.
The demand for dairy products has seen the
growth and development of the industry expand,
with new technology such as automation,
robotics and artificial intelligence (AI).
In a survey commissioned by Dairy
Processing in collaboration with Cypress
Research, Kansas City, Mo., 126 participants
representing national, mid-tier and smaller
dairy processors were surveyed in July and
August 2023 in order to better understand how
company leaders are leveraging automation and
technology in their dairy processing facilities.
The study sample included leadership from
R&D, operations and executive management.
Survey respondents from companies where
revenue exceeded $100 million were classified
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as large processors, where as respondents
from companies that reported sales below $100
million were classified as small-to-medium sized
processors, for the purposes of this survey.
" In this study, we dug into 113 specific
areas ... and key study findings, beginning with
the drivers of purchasing key equipment and
technologies, " said Marjorie Hellmer, president,
Cypress Research. " After understanding
processors' investing goals, we turned to the
key areas in the manufacturing process (out of
the 113 potential areas) where processors have
plans in place to upgrade existing equipment or
are considering first-time purchases in the next
12 months (from the time of the survey). "
TOP DRIVERS
The online survey experience took dairy
professionals on a journey through the major
phases of dairy processing. Survey respondents
went from the beginning to the middle and
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