Spotlight on Food and Drink – Key Technology Trends

Over the last 18 years Tullitec Ltd has worked with a wide range of organisations in the Food & Drink sector, which is undergoing significant technological transformation to meet regulations and growing consumer demands for safety, sustainability, and convenience. Many organisations are actively replacing legacy systems and investing in chosen technologies that will support the achievement of their business goals. Some of the key technology trends we are seeing this sector are:

  • Manufacturing ERP Systems – time consuming operational and administrative tasks can be automated using cloud-based or on-premises ERP solutions. Areas of focus include integration with 3rd party ordering and inventory management systems to support batch traceability of ingredients for quality control or recalls, and paperless production data capture via mobile devices and sensors.
  • IoT (Internet of Things) – IoT devices are being used to monitor and manage everything from temperature and humidity in storage facilities to the freshness of food products during transportation. These devices help prevent spoilage and ensure the quality of goods.
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) – AI powered algorithms analyse vast amounts of data to optimise production processes, predict demand, and enhance quality control. For example, in precision agriculture farmers can analyse the quality and quantity of crop yields and understand how variables such as weather can affect outcomes. Optimised route planning tools can save time and fuel costs as well as helping to reduce emissions.
  • Robotics – automation with robots is enhancing efficiency in food processing, reducing labour costs, and improving consistency in tasks like sorting, packaging, and even cooking in restaurants. Automated fruit pickers and optical sensor-equipped conveyor belts can reject sub-standard produce.
  • Food Safety Tech – advanced sensors and detectors can identify contaminants or pathogens in real-time, ensuring the safety of products and reducing recalls.
  • E-commerce and Mobile Apps – these technologies are revolutionising how consumers access food and drink products, making it more convenient for them to order online, customise orders, and receive deliveries.
  • Improved IT to enable digital transformation – organisations are improving their existing IT infrastructure to ensure robust and secure WI-FI networks are in place as a solid platform from which to optimise the latest technologies that will enhance their operations and meet the business goals.
  • Blockchain – Blockchain technology provides transparency and traceability in the food supply chain. It allows consumers to track the origin of products, verify their authenticity, and ensure they meet safety and ethical standards.
  • Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) – these technologies are being used for training purposes, quality control inspections, and enhancing the consumer experience, such as allowing customers to virtually try products before buying.
  • Sustainable Packaging – innovations in biodegradable and recycling packaging materials reduce the environmental impact of the industry.

Food & Drink is an exciting sector in which to be involved. Tullitec is working strategically with clients from farm to fork ensuring they remain competitive in this fast-changing environment.

Job Vacancy – IT Consultant

About us

Tullitec Ltd is an independent consultancy based in Scotland which specialises in IT-business alignment. We are professional, customer-centric, collaborative, and our goal is to help our clients get the most out of their technology investments, improve how their digital services are delivered to users, and ensure their IT is fully aligned with their business objectives. We achieve this by taking time to get to know your people, processes, culture, values and business objectives. This 360 degree view of our clients’ businesses allows us to design a technology roadmap that identifies specific projects that will be required to ensure the right technology is in place to deliver the business objectives.

Location: Scotland

We are seeking a highly skilled IT professional based in Scotland to join our dynamic team. This is a remote position, providing you with the flexibility to work from home, however visits to client sites will be required during project delivery. Candidates will therefore need to be in easy commuting distance of the Central Belt.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage IT projects from inception to completion, ensuring they are delivered on time and within budget.
  • Work closely with clients to understand their business needs and technology requirements.
  • Improve clients’ IT services using ITIL best practices.
  • Mentor and coach IT staff, fostering a culture of continuous learning and improvement.
  • Help clients leverage Microsoft 365 to its full potential, improving productivity and efficiency.


  • Graduate in Computing, Information Technology or a related subject.
  • Proven experience in IT service delivery management, project management, staff management and mentoring.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft 365, ideally with some experience of Power Platform.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to explain complex IT concepts with clarity.
  • A problem-solving mindset, with the ability to think creatively and strategically.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in IT service delivery management using ITSM tools, with a proven track record of improving IT services and managing IT projects. You will be certified in and have experience using project management methodologies such as PRINCE2 or PMP and have practical experience getting the most out of Microsoft 365 SharePoint, OneDrive, Teams and Power Platform tools.

In this role, you will also be responsible for developing and mentoring our clients’ IT staff, so excellent communication and leadership skills are essential.

Previous consulting experience would be advantageous but not necessary.

Remuneration package includes:

  • Company pension
  • Performance bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Work from home

If you are passionate about IT consultancy and are looking for a challenging role where you can make a real difference, we would love to hear from you. Apply today!

Please note that only candidates who meet the above criteria will be contacted. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.

No agencies please.

Apply now to join our team and start your journey with us!

Delivering IT Excellence

George Dundee, our MD enjoyed a long overdue in-person meeting last week with Colin McIlraith, Chief Operating Officer of Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc. The site has transformed since his last in-person visit and continues to do so with work now started on a further £20m investment to create the first lettable spaces for small start-up businesses. Tullitec Ltd was engaged in March 2020 to design the IT Roadmap to ensure the right technology was in place from the outset. Tullitec is delighted to continue our work delivering “IT Excellence” to ensure MSIP and its tenants have the right technology infrastructure and tools to succeed and operate at the highest level. It is exciting to be working in this space of innovation, sustainable mobility and decarbonisation, MSIP and its tenants are certainly assisting Dundee in “Changing for the Future”.