All operations managers have a lot to keep track of, and food and beverage manufacturing plant managers are no exception. They must look for improvement opportunities in their production lines, while simultaneously struggling with aging equipment that is prone to unexpected breakdowns that cause downtime and unexpected costs. At the same time, they need to be agile in the face of rapidly changing consumer behavior.
Data is the key to unlocking the insights to address these challenges, but it’s not enough just to collect data.
A robust operational data management solution and platform is pivotal to harnessing the massive amounts of data generated within food and beverage plants. Then, once the data has been collected, an operational data management platform is necessary to provide structure and context. Armed with this information, plant managers can quickly boost production, extend maintenance schedules, and make better planning decisions that strengthen agility.