The stakes are high when it comes to managing any business that deals with a public health safety risk, and this concept is very true for the food and beverage industry. Being productive while still remaining competitive means this industry walks a fine line with profitability and ensuring there is little downtime due to a bad batch of product or a machine that needs to be cleaned. There are some technology boosts that many in the food and beverage industry are using to gain an advantage.
Cloud and data analytics. Cloud ERP for process manufacturing enables transparency in the manufacturing process that many industry leaders are finding invaluable. Additionally, cloud technology is being used to track product, optimize inventory, manage batch recipes and other critical issues. Accurate tracking is especially critical if there is a food safety issue or recall and to prove that the company has been in compliance with regulations.
Sanitation and Mixing Technology. Just as important as the new analytics capability of many machines, though, is the innovative technology that allows both peak performance and sanitary measures to prevent recalls in the first place. After all, managing batch recipes isn’t that helpful if the batch is inconsistently mixed in the first place or the machine experiences a lot of downtime for cleaning and sludge buildup. This is where a Komax mixer can make a vital difference. Because of our innovative design, a Komax mixer has no internal moving parts, making the injection process smooth and accurate while reducing or nearly eliminating the sludge buildup other machines can experience.
Real time data along with the right machinery can make a competitive industry like the food and beverage business more profitable. By tracking ingredients and product, manufacturers will eliminate waste and have tighter control over inventory. With better equipment, the manufacturing process is more reliable, energy efficient – and safe for consumers.