Manufacturers 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. Facing these challenges, an increasing number of manufacturers are adopting digital transformation to improve productivity, increase asset reliability, boost recipe agility and ensure product quality.
One area where digital transformation can have an immediate business impact is asset performance management (APM). By digitalizing asset management using an Enterprise APM solution, food and beverage companies can leverage IIoT capabilities to reduce unscheduled downtime, increase asset availability and maximize OEE.
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Maximize your OEE
When considering the negative impacts of asset failure in food and beverage, it’s important to think beyond simply the lost production time from that one asset. An asset’s failure affects all the processes it is connected to, so the loss of even a non-critical asset contributes to process failure. This means that an asset failure can affect the efficiency, sustainability, and quality of an entire line, plant, and even business. Ultimately, an unreliable asset can be a major drag on a plant’s profitability.
Innovative food and beverage companies today are meeting this challenge by implementing Enterprise APM solutions that leverage APM 4.0 capabilities to improve asset reliability and availability. Enterprise APM solutions combine enterprise data capture, advanced analytics, mobility and cloud functionality in a hardware-agnostic platform. Integrated workflow functionality enable condition-based or predictive maintenance tools to detect and diagnose issues, which then trigger work orders based on pre-defined rules. This facilitates the transition to a proactive maintenance approach for improved asset reliability and performance, improving asset availability for optimized OEE.
See Digital Transformation in Action
To see digital transformation and APM 4.0 in action and to learn how we are enabling digital transformation in food and beverage and life sciences, join us in San Antonio, from October 2-5 for Innovation Summit: Software Conference.
At Innovation Summit you’ll be able to see firsthand the benefits our customers have experienced from implementing digital transformation. Take a look at our agenda and see which of our breakout sessions interest you. Maybe you watched our digital recipe management webinar, and would like to see digitized recipe management in action. Or maybe you’re interested in seeing how we’re taking Manufacturing Operations Management to the cloud? As you’re walking through our Technology EXPO you might discover a new solution that fills a need you didn’t even know existed, because this conference brings together our four major user conferences for the first time, offering almost unlimited opportunities for networking and information sharing among your industry peers.
Whether you’re in the food and beverage or CPG industry, you’ll want to see our customer presentations. Industry-leading companies across multiple markets will present on the significant business improvements they are seeing from digital transformation implementations today. If you’re in the food and beverage industry, you can hear firsthand how our customers have achieved increases in productivity, yield and reduction in operating costs in our Food and Beverage Industry Innovation track on Tuesday, October 3. And if you are interested in presenting, submit to share your story today! We hope to see you at the Innovation Summit!
Are you a food and beverage manufacturer looking to improve your OEE? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!