Food and beverages2022-01-07T08:58:26+01:00
As the leading platform provider in this market segment, ClearView Trade is servicing some of the largest food exporters in the world as well as SMEs.

Industry trends

Market forces and future trends

  • Customer demand for fresh food puts supply chain under pressure
  • Regulatory requirements from Government bodies evolve constantly
  • Lack of consumer trust and food fraud increases the need for traceability and country of origin certification
  • Competitive pressure requires agile and swift reaction
  • Increase in digitalization and standardization of business processes
  • Supply chain integration and traceability is driven by new technologies and software
  • Social media and changes in behaviour from clients and organisations following Covid-19
  • Political consumerism drives sustainability agenda towards plant-based food innovation, zero CO2, recycling etc.
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54% Expect to change to supply chain planning after covid-19

90% Plan to increase digital supply-chain talent in-house

93% Plan to increase resilience across the supply-chain

We have extensive experience within Food and Beverage


Food producers, dairies , meat processing, ingredients, beverages, fish, agriculture…

Typical customer situation (case summary):

  • Struggling with time consuming processes for mandatory shipping documents, legal certificates and customs reporting
  • Difficult to ensure compliance
  • Digitization and automatization is difficult due to many and complex IT systems
  • Lack of transparency for team members

Realised customer value:

  • Less time spent on export administration
  • Improved planning and optimization of resources
  • Reduced excess inventory

  • Faster and more accurate financial reporting
  • Increased visibility of business
  • Compliance ensured by applying automation and user notification

How to solve Industry challenges with ClearView Trade solution

Lacking central overview of all export shipments and documents2021-08-18T14:09:59+02:00

Lacking central overview of all export shipments and documents

Industry challenges

No overview, re-typing in multiple platforms:

  • The document supply chain is very fragmented  and up to 2/3 of data is re-typed at least once
  • Using multiple solutions and providers makes it difficult to maintain an overview

Outsourcing of services leaves exporters in the blind:

  • Manuel update and poor info on shipment status
  • Lack of transparency increase risk for errors

Bureaucracy precludes expansion of the business:

  • Limitation on numbers of shipment reduce business potential
  • Best practice takes shipping staff long time to acquire and causes ineffectiveness and large wage costs
ClearView Trade solution

One-stop source:

  • To handle all export administration

Central overview and transparency:

  • Control Tower Portal access enabling enterprise-controlled workflow, organizational alignment and compliance with a company look

  • Carries Portal and Customer Portal access provide digital interactions with access to all partners – information and documents to be shared

Improving upscale of business:

  • Improving supply chain with a digital network will cause shipping department to manage larger shipment volume

  • Adding business intelligence in the form of POD, legalization status,  etc.

  • Improving customer service and reduce no. of inquires

Lack of collaboration tools impacts your ability to grow and optimize resources2021-08-17T07:45:36+02:00

Lack of collaboration tools impacts your ability to grow and optimize resources

Industry challenges

Time consuming workflow:

  • Multiple touch points to get shipment status
  • Using word-processing and spreadsheet templates exchanging documents via e-mail
  • Crucial knowledge is often lost

Covid 19 challenges – working remote:

  • No digital backup plan for joint shipping cases leave staff isolated and working from home becomes ineffective
  • Handover of work between colleagues is time consuming without a common platform
ClearView Trade solution

File Folder overview as a collaboration tool for your team:

  • Everything in one place creates team efficiency and business transparency
  • Improved team planning, flexibility and handover between collages
  • Improved integration of teams working from remote locations
  • Proactive risk management

Significant savings:

  • Digitization of manual team procedures reduces time consumption, which will lead to huge net savings
  • Collaboration platform reduces document lead time from order to shipment, on average exporters save +1 day of lead time
  • Client savings reach typically 60% in time savings
  • Today, 50 % of all shipments trigger customer inquiries
Complying with regulatory demands is time consuming2021-09-28T14:50:39+02:00

Complying with regulatory demands is time consuming

Industry challenges

Industry specific quality standards:

  • Complying with industry specific quality standards is a time-consuming process and causing shipping delays and cancelations

Optimizing service level:

  • Digitization reduces time from order to shipment
  • Errors in export documents and non-compliance causes delays and impact profitability and reputation
  • Any error in shipment processes will lead to potential Customer claims
ClearView Trade solution

Ensure full compliance:

  • Providing legal requirements and practices, as the solution guides users with best workflows and digital verifications of data, document templates and certificates
  • Satisfying customer demand for individual solutions

Reduce error:

  • Digitization reduces or removes errors related to manual processes
  • Applied automation will eliminate re-typing of data  and room for errors
Historically, our platform has helped customers reduce number of failed shipments by 50%

Customer Cases – Food & Beverages


Largest Dairy company in the Nordics


Experienced the benefit of a digital platform during Covid-19

  • Time consuming manual calculation of data to prepare export certificates and documentation
  • Digital Platform implemented in 2/3 of the export department. Remaining 1/3 of export department still on manual and hybrid model
  • Missing collaboration platform meant that people could not work from home as Covid 19 hit the European continent in Q1-2020

The largest producer of dairy products in Scandinavia. The company is the fourth largest dairy company in the world with respect to milk volume, seventh with respect to turnover


Significant cuts in document lead time

  • Automatic calculation of all data for export certificates and documents ensures compliance
  • Now export documents are available same day
  • Transparency of process and compliance to all shipping team

Besides the positive effect on cost, it has given this company a platform for collaboration – internally, but also towards both vendors and customers. During Covid-19, the possibility to collaborate using a digital platform has been of very high importance and has increased the resilience of the document supply chain.




Was looking for ways to cut the lead time of export documents
  • Export documents represented a bottleneck as the shipment was waiting for return of legalized documents
  • Manual custom reporting was time consuming and often noncompliant
  • Certificates were picked up by a local currier and returned the following day

The company develops, produces and markets beverages and malt-based food ingredients. This brewery supplies beer and soft drinks to more than 90 markets worldwide. In addition, they are one of Europe’s leading producers of malt extract.


Significant cuts in document lead time

  • Now export documents are available immediately
  • Automated booking process with carrier
  • Automated EMCS application and approval directly to customs
  • Transparency due to file folder overview for team members including list view of certificates

Through the Clearview Trade-platform, the processes regarding booking of transport, handling of customs and creation of certificates and CMR´s is 100% automated. The platform itself is strengthening this company’s position in a highly competitive market.


One of the world’s largest exporters of pork meat


Was looking for ways to cut the lead time of export documents
  • Export documents represented a bottleneck as the shipment was waiting for return of legalized documents
  • Certificates were picked up by a local currier and returned the following day

The company is one of the world’s largest exporters- and one of Europe’s largest producers of pork. The Group is also Europe’s largest meat processing company, and Beef is a significant player in the European beef market. They supply everything from fresh meat and cold cuts to sausages and soups.


Significant cuts in document lead time

  • Now export documents are available same day
  • Certificate of Origin is generated automatically

  • Transparency of processes to all team members

  • Error rate is reduced, ensuring compliance

As one of the largest exporters in Denmark, they produce a lot of export documents every day. Using the ClearView Trade platform to create and process food certificates and certificates of orgin, they are now much more cost effective than before.

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The Danish authorized Chambers have chosen to work with us

All our solutions are based on open standards (UBL and UNCEFACT) and a secure public infrastructure (PEPPOL).

ClearView Trade has been heading the OASIS UBL transportation Subcommittee in connection with ISO 204 (intelligent logistics).

Digital community:
  • Large international network with sister organizations and embassies around the world and offices in both Denmark and Brussels

  • Digital service for all export companies:
    • 85 % of danish exports
    • 4000 clients and 6000 users
  • We are collaborating with the Agency For Digitization under the Danish Ministry of Finance to develop digital standards for trade and logistics within PEPPOL, meaning we are 3-4 years ahead for other markets and competitors.

  • (3-4 year ahead for other markets and competitors)

Endorsed partnership:

  • Certificate service accredited by the ICC providing:

    • Endorsement and legalization of Trade Invoices, Health Certificates, Packing lists, Contracts, Price lists & other
    • Digital issuing of COO, EUR 1, ATR and ATA Carnet
    • Two-factor authentication, digital stamp and signature
  • Membership activities and services including

    • Support and counseling on industry specific legal affairs, business law, customs rules, etc.
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