Transitioning from Manual to Digital-first Operations
Rising costs, relentless demand and labor shortages are adding pressure to meat, seafood, poultry, and plant-based protein processors. We’re helping customers embrace the demands of tomorrow with world-class automation technology and digital transformation strategies to provide:
Accelerating new hire time-to-value and worker retention
Price pressure and competition for skilled workers is fierce in the protein industry. To be successful, meat, seafood and poultry processing facilities must find better ways to capture more value from the equipment on their plant floors – and attract, train and retain workers.
One approach is to attack productivity from several angles, like focusing on fewer, shorter downtime events, increased first pass quality, and faster Mean Time to Repair (MTTR). We partner with global meat processors to empower their limited workforce with:
Manufacturers are also using creative solutions to help train and retain staff, like Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). Using this type of learning experience can help increase knowledge retention, reduce training time and upskill the workforce.
Leveraging Technology to Optimize Yield and Throughput
Deploying next-generation software to overcome challenges and satisfy requirements
Let’s face it, the manufacturing environment is changing and becoming more complex every day. Consumers want increased visibility about your products, regulators want increased information about your meat processing methods, and stakeholders are demanding more sustainable operations. The common underlying theme…information.
The result is increased visibility to machine performance, inventory levels, maintenance requests, quality control, energy usage and more. Use this information to your advantage to build a more robust, sustainable operation.
Meeting the needs of consumers has introduced greater complexity across your production and supply chain. This complexity requires you to manage food safety, quality and security across a broader product spectrum.
A comprehensive strategy to help protect product safety and quality is critical to mitigating risk.
From enhanced robotic capabilities without additional complexity to digitally enabled machines revolutionizing data insights, explore how machine builders are leveraging technologies to create smart and flexible machines to deliver value through added precision, minimized bottlenecks and efficiency gains
Producing sustainable protein, while driving down costs.
Changing consumer preference for healthy and eco-friendly options are driving unprecedented growth for alternative meat production. However, operators face unique challenges to deliver high-quality proteins that look, smell, and taste as expected.
Leverage the power of IT and OT integration to achieve consistent batch control, integration with suppliers, and operational control that drives down cost and increase consumer adoption.