FOOD & BEVERAGE

CONSUMER PACKAGED GOODS

Capabilities

  • Process Control & Automation
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Business Process Management
  • Compliance
  • Tracking and Traceability
  • Performance Monitoring

Competition in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG)/Food and Beverage industry has never been tougher, and profitability depends on reducing manufacturing costs. You need to improve yield throughout the manufacturing process. In addition, there is the need for compliance to an ever-growing set of regulatory requirements. You need the ability to track every product run and trace all materials that went into it — fast.

Many of your decisions are difficult to make because the information you need is hard to find. You want to deal with these IT challenges, but your day seems to be filled with more urgent problems.

At Flexware, we understand your situation. We’ve been there. We can help you bridge the gap by supporting and augmenting your teams with people experienced in CPG/Food & Beverage industries, as well as manufacturing and IT. We know your plant is unique, so we take the time to understand your manufacturing problems and goals, your facility, and your people. We can help you implement performance monitoring solutions to track OEE, machine efficiency, equipment availability, downtime, and production status.

To stay on top of quality, you need to capture in-line quality data, and measure rejected product at each step in the process. We can help you set up everything from vision systems that inspect the print on packaging, to weight check stations to identify overfilled and underfilled packages, to bar code and RFID tracking.

Finding and eliminating problems like yield losses requires data to be captured and pulled together from disparate sources. When people base analysis on more complete information, they can pinpoint losses and focus continuous improvement teams on them.

Today’s trend toward producing smaller lots demands more and faster changeovers. Automating recipe management and control is one example of the how Flexware helps you speed changeover.

Data from all your plant systems can be tailored and delivered via dashboards, shop floor displays, or ad hoc query functions to everyone from problem-solving teams to plant managers to executive leadership.