Members of the food and beverage industry operate in a market synonymous with volatility. Leading companies in the food and beverage industry understand the importance of process optimisation when responding to continually changing consumer trends and fluctuating demand. The challenge lies in the ability to adopt strategic planning to quickly respond to such rapid changes without sacrificing efficiency or falling short of customer expectations while simultaneously conducting effective process optimisation.


Companies who operate in the food and beverage industry know that they must ensure a high degree of process optimisation if they are to remain competitive. Strategic planning must not only take into account complexities of the supply chain but also those of production, such as breakdowns, setup times, shift management, and changing consumer tastes if effective process optimisation is to be achieved.


Solutions & Benefits


Process Optimisation

Strategic Planning and Scheduling

Having already applied lean manufacturing principles within production, leading food producers are turning to innovative technologies such as simulation to provide greater efficiency, further cost reductions, and greater confidence in strategic planning.


Simulation provides the ability to model all aspects of food production within a virtual manufacturing plant. Once modelled, managers and operators can easily conduct scenario analysis on all aspects of production in exact detail, allowing users to alter batches, blends, service intervals, likelihood of breakdowns, and manpower scheduling all within a risk-free virtual environment.


Many of Stainless Installations clients in the food and beverage industry are harnessing simulation to gain greater confidence in their strategic planning and production scheduling. Our strategic planning and scheduling solutions allow production plans and plant layouts to be tested in a risk-free environment prior to implementation. Managers can ‘tweak’ plans by altering work loads, shift times, maintenance schedules, and supply levels until the desired result is achieved.


Examples of process optimisation in the Food and Beverage industry include:


Quickly identify and eliminate production bottlenecks

Locate process inefficiencies and evaluate ways to increase capacity or throughput

Fully understand the impact of ‘What-if’ ideas or Capital Investment projects before implementation

Develop optimised operational procedures and lean production techniques