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Manufacturing and Production

Whether you produce food products or consumer products, smart and efficient operations require full insight and control. That means measuring, analysing and learning from data.

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Operational excellence in the value chain

Manufacturing and production companies are committed to increasing productivity, improving the efficiency of their manufacturing or production processes, and reducing failure costs. With AVEVA’s market-leading industrial automation software platform, you achieve operational excellence throughout the value chain without compromising on quality and, where possible, with an even keener focus on efficiency and sustainability. With AVEVA you get more out of the data available within your business environment. We understand how digital transformation helps you move forward.

The pressure is on for manufacturing and production companies

Over the last decade, the number of product variations has surged along with the velocity of new product introductions. Brands are becoming more global and more valuable, placing new focus on food safety and brand integrity. The widespread reach has also intensified competitiveness, driving a laser-sharp focus on manufacturing efficiency and cost reduction. Consumers are more demanding and less loyal, so it becomes increasingly important to avoid out-of-stock situations, present a consistent customer experience and bring the best, and most current, products to market quickly.

Adding to this is the need for more stringent and self-regulating preventive and corrective food safety measures driven by in industry regulations such as the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), HACCP and Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is OEE?

Overall Equipment Effciency (OEE) is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI) which has become the de facto industry standard to measure and monitor the operational efficiency of production machines and lines. In simplest terms, OEE tells a ratio of actual production results (good production) to the maximum possible production results within planned or scheduled production time. Read more

How do you as a F&B/CPG processor take advantage of new technologies while maintaining critical operating and financial conditions?

By uncovering hidden potentials in your production plants that will maximise your line performance in terms of equipment uptime, line throughput, product changeover and meeting regulatory compliance through process genealogy. There are key elements to consider when monitoring day-to-day operational activities and ways to identify areas for plant operation improvements. Read more

How can I respond to market demand quicker?

Food & beverage manufacturers sell into varied markets and make thousands of complex products; this complexity is further increased by growing and ever-changing market and consumer demand. Technology advancements present the opportunity to simplify these complexities and to become more agile while ensuring that products are manufactured correctly. The increased flexibility to make many products across equipment with fast changeovers gives food and beverage manufacturers the ability to quickly respond to market demands, decrease “safety stocks” and take advantage of new business opportunities. Read more

Why are bussinesses so concentrated with their efficiency and productivity?

Rising costs of raw materials and energy are straining food & beverage manufacturers. Margins are especially tight, so efficiency and productivity in all phases of the supply chain are important to remaining financially viable. Reducing costs in every area is a primary concern. And fluctuating commodity prices make streamlined operations imperative. Software that monitors product and process variables in real time enables operators with notification and actionable insights so they can quickly identify the reasons for losses and take the proper corrective actions. Read more

What does it take to be a Smart Factory?

To transform a manufacturing plant into a Smart Factory, an organisation first needs to understand what are their strategic business priorities and build upon a digital infrastructure that offers the ability to evolve and grow along with changing business conditions and factory transformation needs. The Smart Factory approach offers three key pillars: Smart Monitoring and Control, Smart Operations and Optimisation, Smart Asset Management. Read more