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How Idhammar’s OEE System and CMMS Benefits the Food and Drink Industry

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How Idhammar’s OEE System and CMMS Benefits the Food and Drink Industry

How Idhammar’s OEE System and CMMS Benefits the Food and Drink Industry
September 09
09:56 2013
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There is an increasing pressure on companies within the food and drink industry to produce as much as possible with current production facilities, whilst keeping costs as low as possible.

In recent years, many smaller food manufacturers have either gone bust, or have become sufficiently weakened to then be susceptible to hostile takeovers from some of the industry’s giants. But efficient use of OEE and CMMS systems have already enabled many manufacturers to weather the storm, and indeed to strengthen their profits and their bottom lines. The result shows that OEE, CMMS and the food industry are an ideal pairing for optimising production cost reduction.

Idhammar is a well-established, international provider of manufacturing management systems. Idhammar systems enable fully automated, semi automated and manual capture of production and maintenance related data. Operators, team leaders and manager are able to understand exactly where losses and inefficiencies are occurring – something that isn’t possible using more traditional spreadsheet and paper based systems.

Quality Assurance, Continuous Improvement and Manufacturing Excellence managers who are responsible for identifying areas for improvement on manufacturing lines will benefit from comprehensive trend reports. Production managers and team leaders need access to data in real-time, enabling monitoring and prompt response to any downtime events. Real-time management systems are expected to capture production rates, line stoppage details, run time and down time.

Idhammar systems allow for greater transparency in the manufacturing process. In an industry where regulations are regularly tightened and legislation compliance is mandatory, Idhammar systems ensure that all maintenance activities, production losses and batch traceability records are saved: essential for external audits, internal management and year-on-year comparisons.

Idhammar Systems, one of the world’s leading suppliers of OEE and CMMS software, has successfully enabled significant cost reductions and improved ROI to be realised at many food industry manufacturers including: Premier Foods, Chivas Brothers, Unilever, Smurfit Kappa, Findus, InBev, Uniq and 2 Sisters Food Group.

Idhammar’s CMMS and OEE systems are proven to work:

* A bottling plant increased output from 250 to 280 bottles per minute, a 12% increase resulting in a reduction from 113 hours to only 77 hours for the same output.

* One leading food manufacturer calculated that a 1% improvement in its OEE score equated to a saving of over £800K per annum. The company was forecasting a 13% improvement in the 15 months following implementation of the OEE software.

* Another leading food manufacturer was able to significantly reduce its power consumption, thereby reducing its gas bill by an enormous £456,000 per annum.

To find out more about arrange a free demo or to speak with one of our specialists, please visit our website: or call on 0117 9209400.

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