An Industry 4.0 Perspective

The Digital Foundation for
Smart Manufacturing in Food & Beverage

Did you know a typical mid-sized F&B facility produces nearly 900,000 sheets of paper records in a single year?

Join our fireside chat with F&B and Industry 4.0 experts to learn how food and beverage manufacturers can leverage Industry 4.0 technologies such as,


Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Networks, and cloud computing

to build a smart factory, increasing the velocity and agility of the production environment, helping F&B manufacturers stay resilient and responsive during supply chain disruptions, production issues, breakdowns, and labour shortages.

Our Industry Partners


Missed the webinar? Watch it on-demand!

Join our industry experts to learn how to fast-track the digital transformation of your F&B operation.

Geoff Hird

Managing Director & Publisher, WF Media

Meet Our Expert Panel

John Broadbent
Industry 4.0 Specialist, Fortude

John is an industry 4.0 /DTx thought leader with decades of experience helping manufacturers of all sizes transform profitability, longevity, sustainability and culture through smart factory technologies. He also has experience mentoring and coaching manufacturing leadership. John was recently appointed Adjunct Professor at the University of Tasmania.

Andy Buckle
F&B Industry Strategist

Andy is an experienced food & beverage, retail and supply chain professional with over 30 years’ experience working in global companies and international consulting and solution providers. He has developed a proven track record in delivering cost effective, high performance and scalable systems to the business and establishing and running a global IT operation across multiple brands, countries and cultures. 

Geoff Hird
Managing Director & Publisher, WF Media

With over 30 years business media experience, Geoff is focused on delivering business outcomes for clients in the industrial, tech, healthcare, science and food sectors. The team of experts at WF Media work hard at bringing quality suppliers and quality buyers together via media and event platforms. Geoff has a particular interest in digital transformation and how it can grow the industries that WF Media serves.


Leading up to the fireside chat, read insights from our blog series on Industry 4.0 and digital transformation in the F&B industry, written by Fortude’s Industry 4.0 specialist John Broadbent.


Moving from Open to Closed Loop Manufacturing in F&B


The Role of Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 in F&B Manufacturing


Doing More With Less & Becoming an Agile Manufacturer

Our F&B Expertise

Technology Solutions Partner to F&B Enterprises

Fortude, a global Infor Alliance Partner, has deep expertise across food and beverage industry and its micro-verticals, gained through delivering Infor CloudSuite Food and Beverage and related extensions, automation and bespoke solutions to industry-leading organisations in Australia and New Zealand. Our functional and technical consultants can help you accelerate your global supply chain, improve speed to market, and implement efficiencies across the board.