Problem Our customer was looking for ways to save on physical labor and material handling costs while improving their supply chain. One of the ingredients used in their manufacturing process is shortening. The process was very manual and prone to operator error. It used solid shortening cubes that required unboxing, unbagging, slicing, weighing, and delivering
Problem This manufacturing facility makes baked goods. Part of the process involves delivering oil and PB (peanut butter) paste from one area to another. The hardware controlling the area was obsolete, not maintainable, and unreliable. There was a high probability of production downtime, affecting the entire bakery. Solution We upgraded the oil & PB
The client wanted to be able to compare production performance (OEE / downtime) across manufacturing plants to facilitate continuous improvement for the manufacturing teams & keep a pulse on production efficiency at the executive level. A&E helped them standardize the data collection and reporting of business/production metrics across all facilities in all 3 divisions of the company.