Manufacturers supplying the FMCG industry are having to adapt to the continual disruption the sector is facing, just as the brands they supply are. Consumer demand, the digitalisation of buying experiences, increased scrutiny on sustainable production and the clamouring for greater transparency of supply chains are all causing factory operators to transform their processes and systems accordingly.
With ThingTrax’s Smart Manufacturing Platform, FMCG manufacturers can combine plug-and-play sensors and advanced AI analytics to:
Easy-to-connect sensors turn every machine into an energy monitor, capturing consumption data and highlighting where production is inefficient with its energy. At the same time, analysing outputs means the platform can highlight where scrap and wastage is above an acceptable ratio, allowing the manufacturer to take action and improve overall productivity and efficiency.
Heightened consumer demands means faster turnaround times. With a connected factory, manufacturers can identify faults and fix at speed; schedule maintenance when it’s needed, rather than on a rota; and redeploy workers and resource in the event of downtime, rather than leaving them idle. All to increase productivity in an efficient, data-driven manner.
With ThingTrax, FMCG manufacturers can connect machines and workers to lay the foundation for smart factories. Collect data and implement machine learning to establish a platform that can unlock the potential and realise the opportunities of Real-Time Quality Management, Autonomous Shift Management and Autonomous Guided Vehicles.
A clothes hanger manufacturer, supplying many of the world’s biggest retailers, wanted to transform its production productivity. Due to a combination of legacy equipment and multiple locations, it struggled to have a real-time view of its outputs and knew it was missing significant opportunities to increase efficiency.
Using the Smart Manufacturing Platform, the manufacturer has connected machines and workers using plug-and-play sensors. It can now monitor production across a number of facilities, identifying downtime quickly and redeploying teams as required.
Increased efficiency has directly led to an uptick in productivity, both from machines and workers. The outcome is that shifts are better utilised to get the most from employees, while machines are no longer sitting idle when they could be helping to complete orders quicker, leading to higher customer satisfaction.