Founded in 1980, OSIsoft has consistently focused on a single goal: to get operational data into the hands of people in industrial environments so that they have the information they need to reduce costs, increase productivity and transform business.
The value of OSIsoft technologies and the PI System can be summarized as follows: helping any critical industrial enterprise to make better decisions, execute highly efficient operational and business processes, and differentiate their product and service offerings.
- Enables new growth by delivering real-time, high fidelity data that leads to insights that can impact revenue, margin, and enable new business and product development opportunities
- Reduce operating costs associated with unplanned downtime of expensive/critical assets; process, asset, and energy inefficiencies; and, regulatory compliance
- Maintain safety and reduce risk by enabling situational awareness across machines, systems, and plants
OSIsoft at a Glance:
- Founded in 1980
- Implemented in 21,000 sites
- Service customers in 140 countries
- 65% of industrial Fortune 500 customers
- 24/25 first customers are still using OSIsoft
- 1,400+ employees in offices throughout the world
- Worldwide, the OSIsoft technologies delivers over 2b data streams (/day)
- OSIsoft is headquartered in San Leandro California
Adapting To New Consumer Habits In The Wake Of Coronavirus
As the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on industries across the globe, consumers are drastically changing their habits. The shakeup has been especially pronounced in the food sector, where in-person shopping is no longer being done as frequently and groceries are increasingly being ordered for delivery. Food producers are making aggressive changes to adapt to the new landscape. Remote monitoring and analytics provide the tools necessary to stay ahead of the curve.
Making The Business Case: Using Operational Intelligence To Increase Profitability In The Food & Beverage Industry
The food and beverage industries are characterized by large numbers of plants with diverse information systems, stringent manufacturing conditions, thin operating margins, and increasing regulatory requirements. This paper outlines some of the expected benefits from a OSIsoft PI System system installation, as they impact key performance indicators (KPI).
Efficiency Is No Longer Just An Option For Food And Beverage Companies
The food and beverage industry faces massive headwinds from shifting market dynamics. As consumer appetites for high-end options — such as organic foods and eco-friendly packaging — continue to grow, innovation in products, materials, and technologies allows these items to rapidly make their way from developmental concept to store shelves. While shoppers are engaging at record levels, and the potential to profit is greater than ever, manufacturers must rise to a new level of optimization to remain competitive.
Largest Growth Opportunities Require Agility To Overcome Emerging Challenges
During your next trip to the supermarket, take note of all the new product promotions. From lactose-free milk and organic protein bars to plant-based meat substitutes and nut butters, the number of recently unveiled items available is likely much higher than you would expect.
Harnessing Data Will Be Key To Feeding Billions Of New People
The numbers are staggering. In three decades, the global population is expected to grow to nearly 10 billion. Feeding all those people — which includes 3 billion or so added since 2010 — won’t be possible unless food and beverage producers embrace a variety of solutions in the march toward sustainability.
Tapping Into Ops Data To Keep Pace With Rapidly Evolving Consumer Behavior
Traditional food and beverage buying habits — where the public gravitates toward large companies with a long history — are quickly evaporating. For food and beverage companies, this means making continuous adjustments — finding the right balance of new product offerings while scaling back legacy products — to both stay competitive as well as gain market share. However, the approach can only be successful if it revolves around the ability to rapidly scale up operations if a product is selling well and scaling down as demand declines. Using the proper tools, this flexibility is possible without an intense capital investment.
Overcoming The Challenge Of Tracking Sources Of Foodborne Illnesses
Romaine lettuce is a staple in many home and restaurant kitchens, but shoppers found the crispy green vegetable difficult to locate in late 2018. As an outbreak of E. coli-tainted romaine began to make headlines, it was pulled from store shelves and restaurant delivery trucks all over the country. By the time the source of contamination was traced back to a California farm, and sales could be restarted, more than 60 people had been infected and dozens had been hospitalized.
A Cost-Effective Solution To Safety Compliance
Food companies are no stranger to regulatory oversight. However, newer requirements such as the food safety modernization act, or FSMA, present a special challenge. Based on seven foundational rules aimed at transforming the nation’s food safety system from one that was traditionally reactive, FSMA requires that producers have significantly more control of their operations.
Nutrien: Breaking Down Data Silos
Nutrien is the world’s largest producer of potash and the second-largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer. Many of the company’s individual sites have been using PI System software for some time, but until recently, Nutrien had no enterprise-level system for handling data. By centralizing the flow of data through the company, Nutrien now has better coordination, anticipation, and insight into operations across the business.
Deschutes: Better Data For Better Beer
Deschutes Brewery, the seventh largest craft brewery in the United States, had a problem. During the cooling phase of the brewing process, temperatures were spiking in a new class of fermenters, an anomaly that could potentially reduce capacity potential and affect the quality and flavor of their beers. Luckily, Deschutes had a secret weapon: the PI System.
How Tyson Foods Improved Plant Operations With OSIsoft
Tyson Foods - realizing they were making decisions with no visibility into plant operations data - turned to real-time data management software to make data-driven decisions to boost yield and reduce waste.
A Well-Oiled Machine: Using Operational Data To Mitigate Performance Loss
Cargill’s Global Edible Oil Solutions division experienced line stoppages which hurt its productivity. Keep reading to learn how the company analyzed and contextualized operational data to take corrective action.
Kellogg’s Uses Data To Transform Food Production Lines
Kellogg's needed infrastructure upgrades to reduce recalls and meet more stringent regulations. Keep reading to learn how implementing a data analytics system helped meet these goals.
Avebe Launches Factory 4.0 Strategy With PI System Investment
A cooperative of potato growers launched a Factory 4.0 strategy to expand data analytics, cut energy costs, improve regulatory compliance, and drive root cause analysis of plant machinery performance.
4 Ways Better Data Protects Brand Integrity
F&B companies say they are struggling to turn data into insights that improve traceability and regulatory compliance. Continue reading to learn how an open data infrastructure can help these endeavors.
In the Pressure Cooker - How Operational Data Is Changing The Food And Beverage Industry
Consumers want a sustainable food supply, government regulations are constantly changing and many brands are producing product with aging equipment and other older assets. On top of everything, manufacturers must guarantee utmost quality to maintain consumer confidence and uphold brand integrity, all while making a healthy margin. As data permeates through every area of organizations and digital transformation moves from theory to reality, food and beverage companies must gain real-time operational insights to optimize processes, ensure quality and gain complete visibility from farm all the way to fork.
Navigating Change: Why Agility Matters In The Food And Beverage Industry
To stay competitive, companies of all sizes must “act small,” which requires rethinking processes, legacy systems, old equipment, and aging infrastructure to become agile and transparent. For many companies, letting data drive business decisions is a departure from traditional processes, but to thrive in a fast-shifting market, change is imperative.
Building Customer Relationships Based On Data And Trust
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