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Production Resource Management & Tracking XFactory System for a Food Manufacturer

A large food manufacturing company was looking for a Production Resource Management System. The requirements involved the following areas: production line set-up, product tracking, data capture, line statistics reporting, quality recording, weighing and labelling.

ITS won the contract after putting together a solution with an execution proposal and has now designed and integrated the required system using XFactory technology.

Key objectives and benefits

  1. Improvement of Due-Diligence Procedures
    • Objective: To ensure that required procedures are correctly and consistently applied during the production process at process critical times and at a suitable frequency.
    • Benefit: The procedures that ensure appropriate due-diligence on the production line will be improved in terms of assurance that they are reliably and correctly carried out.
  2. Establish traceability
    • Objective: The user must have the facility to carry out traces very easily, preferably during the telephone conversation during which the query is raised.
    • Benefit: Improved customer service by providing efficient and timely responses to traceability-related queries.
  3. Reduce manual data transcription and checking
    • Objective: Automatic collation of information from the various sub-systems to provide a centralised and coherent database system.
    • Benefit: A centralised database system with automatic sub-system interrogation features will eliminate duplication in data input, and allow for consolidated cross-system reporting options.
  4. Enable automation of line set-up and prompt for checks
    • Objective: Eliminate the majority of the manual aspect of line set-up by automatically downloading set-up parameters from a database of product-specific set-up records.
    • Benefit: Reduce human error and inconsistencies attributed to line set-up.
  5. Unify databases
    • Objective: Unify manufacturing requirements database.
    • Benefit: All of the necessary data will reside in a centrally managed database system.

All of these benefits were possible after they were identified and integrated into the solution. Each solution is different but the flexibility of the software allows individual configuration to a high degree for unique customer needs.

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