Keith Chambers, Author at Schneider Electric Blog https://blog.se.com Global Specialist in Energy Management and Automation Fri, 17 Sep 2021 12:42:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Learn how to Maximize your OEE with Digital Transformation https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2021/09/17/learn-how-to-maximize-your-oee-with-digital-transformation/ https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2021/09/17/learn-how-to-maximize-your-oee-with-digital-transformation/#comments Fri, 17 Sep 2021 13:00:42 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=40642 Food and Beverages companies today operate under a number of constraints including pressure on margins from volatile commodity prices, changes in consumer demands, and regulatory compliance related to food safety.... Read more »

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How Digitization Accelerates Agility and Transparency in Food and Beverage Next-Generation Industries https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2021/02/11/how-digital-accelerates-agility-and-transparency-in-food-and-beverage-next-generation-industries/ https://blog.se.com/sustainability/2021/02/11/how-digital-accelerates-agility-and-transparency-in-food-and-beverage-next-generation-industries/#respond Thu, 11 Feb 2021 13:00:55 +0000 https://blog.se.com/?p=85447 Digitization is reshaping the Food and Beverage business. Given current supply chain disruptions, as well as economic and environmental challenges, companies will remain competitive only by accelerating their digital transformation.... Read more »

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3 Reasons to Implement Cloud-based OEE Monitoring https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/05/16/3-reasons-to-implement-cloud-based-oee-monitoring/ https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/05/16/3-reasons-to-implement-cloud-based-oee-monitoring/#comments Wed, 16 May 2018 16:27:30 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=48313 As F&B manufacturers face shorter product lifecycles, tight margins and shifting consumer demand, the onus is on plants to increase manufacturing efficiency and agility. At the same time, with tightening... Read more »

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3 Benefits to Leveraging the Cloud in F&B Manufacturing https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/04/10/3-benefits-to-leveraging-the-cloud-in-fb-manufacturing/ Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:10:11 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=47374 In some of my past blog posts I’ve touched upon the importance of the cloud and how it enables digital transformation of manufacturing operations. This blog will present a deeper... Read more »

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Two Steps to Handling a Recall https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/03/13/two-steps-to-handling-a-recall/ Tue, 13 Mar 2018 06:57:26 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=46384 It’s a nightmare scenario for any F&B manufacturer – realizing that a product has been contaminated or is not safe for consumption and must be recalled. When a product is... Read more »

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Two Major Food Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2018 https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/02/27/two-food-manufacturing-trends-2018/ Tue, 27 Feb 2018 05:02:25 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=46127 As we begin to wrap up Q1 2018, I thought it would be interesting to examine the six major food trends that Food Dive believes will have a major impact... Read more »

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How do you get the most out of your equipment and increase your OEE? https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/01/11/get-equipment-increase-oee/ https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2018/01/11/get-equipment-increase-oee/#comments Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:28:44 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=44629 In the world of F&B, investment budgets are tight and ROI is carefully assessed, especially for CAPEX heavy projects. At the same time, companies must meet expanding demand in areas such as... Read more »

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Three Reasons Implementing the IIoT in Food and Beverage is Simple https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2017/11/30/three-reasons-implementing-iiot-in-food-and-beverage-is-simple/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:30:02 +0000 https://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=43462 In previous posts I’ve covered the benefits the IIoT offers in food and beverage for both companies and consumers. But one thing we haven’t discussed is how easy it can... Read more »

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Keep Your F&B Consumers Happy With Digital Transformation https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2017/10/27/keep-food-beverage-consumers-happy-digital-transformation/ Fri, 27 Oct 2017 07:28:00 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=42683 Food and beverage manufacturers are facing many similar challenges as other industrial companies– slim margins, aging equipment and lower budgets. However, there are also challenges unique to this sector. The... Read more »

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The Two Things You Need To Do Before Starting on a Serialization Journey https://blog.se.com/life-science/2017/10/04/two-things-need-starting-serialization-journey/ Wed, 04 Oct 2017 08:51:07 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=41360 The pharmaceutical industry has undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years; mergers, acquisitions and the emergence of complex manufacturing networks have all added complexity in manufacturing operations with multiple manufacturing... Read more »

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The Power of Digital Energy Management https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2017/09/27/the-power-of-digital-energy-management/ https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2017/09/27/the-power-of-digital-energy-management/#comments Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:39:13 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=41260 Over the past years, environmental awareness and regulations have increased significantly due to rising climate change concerns. Stricter environmental regulations could further accelerate rising energy costs, which are already one... Read more »

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How the IIoT Turns Big Data into Wisdom https://blog.se.com/food-and-beverage/2017/09/25/iiot-turns-big-data-wisdom/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:38:59 +0000 http://blog.schneider-electric.com/?p=41353 When discussing leveraging the IIoT in food and beverage manufacturing, it’s important to note that we’re not typically referring to a completely new implementation. Most food and beverage companies have... Read more »

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