ABOUT SIEMENS DIGITAL INDUSTRIES SOFTWARE

Siemens Digital Industries Software, a business unit of Siemens Digital Industries, is a leading global provider of software solutions to drive the digital transformation of industry, creating new opportunities for manufacturers to realize innovation. With headquarters in Plano, Texas, and over 140,000 customers worldwide, we work with companies of all sizes to transform the way ideas come to life, the way products are realized, and the way products and assets in operation are used and understood.

Digitalization for the food and beverage industry
The food and beverage industry is changing under the pressure of consolidations, a growing world population, increasing food safety regulations and new business models driven by the “millennial” consumer. Our Digital Enterprise solutions provide closed-loop feedback for the entire value chain, from ideation to manufacturing and retail.

FEATURED SOLUTIONS

Packaging is a brand’s best marketing vehicle, but it also has to perform under daily use. Designers must deal with environmental compliance, faster product cycles due to social media, and new levels of mechanical stress with online commerce on the rise. Our suite of package design and visualization capabilities enables designers to create consumer-preferred packages with structural integrity and the assurance of efficient and effective manufacture worldwide.

In the past, verifying product and packaging functionality before placing a product on the market required a long and expensive process that involved the creation of one or more physical mock-ups. This process is becoming increasingly less possible in a consumer market that requires personalization, innovation and speed. Our digital mockup and design review solutions enable teams across the supply chain to assemble, visualize, and analyze models and detect issues early, before manufacturing.

Health-conscious consumers are changing the way they think about their food. Not only do they want high-quality ingredients. They also want assurance that the entire production process is safe and compliant with regulations. Not meeting these demands can harm brand values. Our solutions provide a holistic view into product and production information, including the full supply chain, and specifically address compliance management and the handling of complex change procedures.

Consumer products are produced by systems that are increasingly sophisticated and complex, and consequently, difficult to develop and modify. Automation Engineering and Virtual Commissioning allow manufacturers to start-up and fine-tune production processes on virtual models, saving time and cost, reducing the risk of production downtime and potential work-related accidents.

Every time you develop a new food product or beauty cream you face the challenges of a market that increasingly demands new, personalized and affordable products. These challenges require that you evaluate the production process early in the product development phase.

As suppliers take on more responsibility in the creation of your products, a “one size fits all” approach to supplier integration is no longer viable. You must be able to digitally interact with all suppliers, even those who are geographically dispersed and outside your PLM environment.

Achieving target cost is especially important in the consumer goods industry due to fierce competition and tight margins.

Advanced analyses that cover the entire product lifecycle are essential to giving brand manufacturers visibility and real-time visibility and control of their production processes.

New product initiatives are key drivers for consumer product companies. This generates a need for adaptive tools that implement best practices for program and project management. Our integrated program lifecycle management solution merges conventional capabilities with product and production lifecycle management. It provides full process transparency, contributes detail data to stakeholders for reliable decision making, and facilitates reuse of intellectual property. This combination enables intuitive participation, easily controlled and monitored for the next step in managing your business.

Artwork is the main communication of brand equity and the critical information needed to inspire purchase. It must be right, compliant and communicate the claims and benefits of the product. Artwork build on the foundation of a PLM will increase agility and quality, reduce the risk of recall, and improve the designer’s ability to focus on creative aspects that drive purchase and loyalty.

Customers demand innovative products that are healthy, environmentally friendly, and low-priced. This puts tremendous pressure on food product design. Reducing time-to-market and improving flexibility and efficiency requires sophisticated formula design, simulation, and management capabilities, including management of detailed material characteristics, efficient candidate selection mechanisms, and parameterization of quality testing. Combined with a full integration of R&D and manufacturing, our food and beverage management software will streamline and optimize R&D related processes, for an unrivaled competitive advantage.

Consumer interest in the quality of products has increased drastically, including how a product might affect consumer health, the demand for high quality ingredients, the quality production processes and sustainability. Government and non-government organizations are responding with new regulations. The digitalization of laboratory processes will ensure the verification and quality of product and production and will provide companies the ability to accelerate new product introduction in a way that wins the hearts of the new discerning millennial consumer.

In order to respond to fast-changing consumer needs, consumer packaged goods companies need to be more and more adaptive and act in a more agile way to sustain market share. Integrated Manufacturing Operations is one of the key levers to overcome this challenge. Product portfolios are becoming more and more complex, containing many product variations mainly driven by micro-segmentation to gain market share. This adds complexity to the manufacturing process, leading to a situation where information on how to execute manufacturing operations becomes more critical and error-prone.

VIDEOS

  • The promise of a digital future…today. With the digital twin, Siemens Digital Industries Software blurs the boundaries between the virtual and physical, hardware and software, design and manufacturing worlds. Siemens is the only partner with domain knowledge in all disciplines of the digital enterprise to help customers like you achieve new levels of efficiency and productivity. Digitalization is no longer tomorrow’s idea.

  • This animation explains how companies can combat industry disruption from new, innovative companies and business models in the food and beverage industry by adopting the digital enterprise. It's no secret that companies like Amazon, Blue Apron, HelloFresh, and more are changing the way consumers and consumer packaged goods companies relate. This video shares how companies can become more innovative and agile to compete with these challengers through the value of digitalization, and provides an example of what a digital food and beverage company looks like.

  • CPG Manufacturers nowadays are facing huge challenges, let’s watch how an Advanced Planning & Scheduling (APS) solution can help them in facing those challenges.

WEBINARS

  • As a design engineer, you want to know how your design behaves and performs as quickly as possible so you can rapidly make changes and get to the best design quickly. Design engineers need simulation too, but you don’t have the time or budget to learn how to use many different and complicated simulation tools. Watch this on-demand webinar to see examples of simulation technologies for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), structural analysis and more that you can perform integrated in and with Creo.

  • To maintain customer loyalty, CPG manufacturers continuously need to focus on adapting and prioritizing innovation. This webinar presents the benefits of digitalizing manufacturing operations in the CPG industry. Learn how your company can deliver more efficient manufacturing, resulting in lower costs and more flexible operations while supporting all product and customer quality requirements.

  • Digitalization changes the way consumer products are bought, consumed and evaluated. Watch this webinar to learn how centralizing lab and quality management allows companies to close the quality loop from idea to shelf. You will learn how to increase lab efficiency, reduce time to result, enhance real-time management and provide automated guidance to lab scientists.

  • Learn from Ralph Rio, ARC Advisors on the issues, in today’s F&B supply chains and how state of the art technologies like IoT and Blockchain can be applied to create unprecedented transparency.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Siemens Digital Industries Software

5800 Granite, Suite 600

Plano, TX 75024

Phone: (972) 987-3000

CASE STUDIES

  • Year after year the demand for Natural One quality products grew more than expected. Serving this growth by using only one filling line became a huge challenge. Siemens solutions enable Natural One to improve production and product quality. Using Opcenter APS to reduce production planning process from three days to two hours with greater reliability.

  • Chocolates Valor S.A. produces high-quality chocolate bars, chocolates and snacks. The company invested in digitalization solutions for the production environment, in particular through Preactor APS, which is a family of products for production planning and programming that improves the synchronization of manufacturing processes and offers greater visibility and control. It showed an immediate return on investment.

  • Gruppo Campari closed 26 acquisitions in the spirits industry in the past two decades to become the world’s sixth player, with over 50 premium and super-premium brands. With each acquisition, Gruppo Campari needs to integrate new products, plants and assets into its operations management systems. By 2012 they realized there was no standard workflow for document authoring and validation, and information was shared via email or phone. Using Siemens technology, Gruppo Campari has created a unified repository for all product specifications and increased the efficiency of product development and manufacturing processes.

WHITE PAPERS

  • Now is the time to start your IoT journey.  The trend toward digitalization of the world’s industrial plant facilities is already in motion and companies must get started quickly to remain profitable and competitive.  Now operators can connect, collect and analyze data from aging as well as leading infrastructures to immediately monitor machines in one centralized location.

  • Food and beverage producers face fast-changing consumer preferences, variable costs with ever-tightening margins, increasing regulatory demands, aging infrastructure and upstart competition. Cloud-based and Internet of Things (IoT) operating systems can help drive a low-risk, cost-effective, digital transformation to address these challenges. Comprehensive asset data collection and analysis can boost productivity, track-and-trace visible and close-loop product design to increase innovation rates. 

  • The supply chain from the farm to the consumer’s kitchen table is becoming increasingly complex.  Under the pressure of changing consumer interests, increasing regulatory controls and growing global competition, the food and beverage industry is forces to create more transparency and gain more customer confidence. Learn how to capture data across the entire supply chain and set up set up tamper-proof tracking systems.

ARTICLES