Application Notes & Case Studies

  1. Improving Operational Efficiencies In Pet Nutrition Facilities

    An industrial engineering study of a pet food nutrition facility revealed that current work practices were not efficient and were highly manual and repetitious. By understanding those current work practices and procedures, recommendations were made to improve efficiency by optimizing work processes/flows—making effective use of people and technology—address ergonomic and safety issues and increase the overall productivity of the site allowing more tests in the future.

  2. Inside Nestle's Food Safety Strategies To Reduce Aflatoxin Levels

    Aflatoxin is a major issue for Chinese food manufacturers and processors. Food exporters face even more challenges, as products exceeding the aflatoxin level imposed by import countries can often be rejected, which can have a negative impact on the brand image. This case study explains how automated sorting technology helped Nestle reduce aflatoxin levels in its products.

  3. Intelligent Snack Production With Factory MES

    Real-time availability of key figures yields a 5-10% efficiency increase across 16 plants.

  4. Berner Foods Leverages Factory MES To Increase OEE By 68%

    Berner Foods is a market-leading supplier of quality food products, including natural cheese, specialty performance cheese, processed cheese and soy beverages. The company offers leading-edge products to the supermarket, drug, mass merchandiser, club, dollar store, specialty food distributor, foodservice and contract manufacturing channels. Its facilities are USDA- and AIB-approved and ISO 9001 certified and meet the demanding standards of virtually every major retailer in North America.

  5. Workflow Solution In Food And Beverage

    Wonderware Skelta BPM was used to ensure that best practices were standardized, providing closed loop remediation and facilitating collaboration to ensure operational excellence for a leading European bottler.

  6. How Pepsi Decreased Downtime And Improved Quality With MES Software

    Quantity and quality are staples of Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV). But, change is frequent and adapting requires flexibility, attention to detail, and access to production data only advanced software can provide.

  7. Bottling Plant Decreases Downtime And Achieves Swift Payback With Wonderware Software

    Nampa, Idaho – In the consumer marketplace, constantly changing tastes drive innovation. This principle plays out – literally – in the beverage business, where offering a m ultitude of soft drink choices is a mainstay of growth and success.

  8. New Belgium Brewing Improves Performance With MES

    New Belgium Brewing needed real-time information on OEE and company downtime so the plant could run at full capacity and double case production. This case study shows how MES software helped New Belgium reach its goals.

  9. South African Breweries’ Soft Drink Division Improves Packaging Line Performance with Wonderware

    Amalgamated Beverage Industries, a division of South African Breweries (SAB), implemented Schneider Electric automation software for a new manufacturing line.

  10. F&N Dairies Achieves Significant Savings In Production, Logistics And Inventory Costs With MES Software

    F&N Dairies was established in 1883 in Southeast Asia, and has become one of the F&B giants in the region, producing more than 24 million cases a year.