Food & Beverage

How To Navigate Volatile Ingredient Prices With Least Cost Formulation.

Commodity prices have been driven down by a number of factors in recent years, including currency fluctuations, lower oil prices, and the traditional forces of supply and demand. In an unpredictable environment like this, least cost formulation becomes an essential, ongoing process, not a one-time calculation.

Here are four ways you can use least cost formulation:

  • Run optimizations early in the R&D process;
  • Take advantage of a multi-variable optimization tool;
  • Incorporate label management into your formulation process;
  • Continually assess formulations in the context of current ingredient availability.

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