Supporting the FMCG industry to digitalise, connect and optimise its manufacturing

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Improve sustainability and reduce wastage

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.

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Increase agility and speed

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.

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Turn their factories into smart manufacturing hubs

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.

Case Study

Increasing efficiency for an FMCG manufacturer

The challenge

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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.

How we helped

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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.

The result

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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.

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