Benefits of the MES system for the F&B industry

Food & Beverage (F&B) companies are one of the industrial sectors that most often rely on Mapex to digitize and automate their production processes. Thanks to our MES solution, these companies are able to increase efficiency in their factories and enhance quality and safety.

Food and beverage is one of the most competitive and demanding industries in the world. Simply the challenges of complying with quality and food safety regulations can make it difficult to manage your operations well.

That is why F&B companies cannot afford to lag behind in digitization and automation. The implementation of Industry 4.0 tools is key for them to be able to:

  • Increase their production capacity and achieve a global vision of the factory.
  • Comply with quality and food safety regulations.
  • Respond with agility and flexibility to the demands of their consumers.
  • Counteract the increase in the cost of raw materials and energy.

Below, we take a look at some of the most useful features of our MES solution for companies in the F&B sector. Keep reading if you want to know why large companies such as Borges International Group, Galletas Gullón or Campofrío Food Group have chosen the Mapex platform.

Real-time control of production processes

With an MES system, organizations are able to automatically capture data directly from production lines. This helps them eliminate non-value-added tasks and reduce human errors resulting from the use of paper documents and manual data entry.

In addition, the automation of real-time data capture also enhances the ability of companies to react quickly and efficiently to equipment failures, yield losses and, especially, quality and food safety issues.

Also, MES solutions such as Mapex incorporate other tools to further drive zero-defect manufacturing, either through Statistical Process Control (SPC) or comprehensive management of measurement equipment, for example.

Integration of all factory information into a single system

One of the great advantages of implementing a modular platform like Mapex, which integrates easily with other systems such as ERP, is to centralize in a single solution all the information related to industrial processes: production, quality, traceability, maintenance, etc.

This is the first step towards achieving a truly smart factory: a connected factory that leverages new technologies to let data guide decisions and, in this way, become more efficient and competitive.

Thanks to the automatic integration of data into the MES system, companies save time, effort and money during the collection, processing and analysis of information, which leads to the following benefit.

Tracking of the most relevant KPIs

As we have seen, an MES solution brings value to companies in the food industry in their daily operations. However, we must not forget the great potential of this tool when it comes to detecting opportunities for continuous improvement and reducing costs in the long term.

For example, the Mapex MES platform incorporates a Control Tower module with fully configurable dashboards showing the most relevant KPIs to facilitate decision making at all levels.

With these dashboards, F&B companies can monitor such important production and quality indicators as OEE or the percentage of non-conformities and implement plans to improve them.

If you work in the food and beverage industry and want to know more about our MES platform, please contact our team through this form.

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