Industrial System Integration: Best Practices for Automating Your Bakery

Once you start implementing industrial automation solutions to your bakery business, you must integrate several manufacturing elements, from ingredient handling to dispatch and distribution, into one comprehensive bakery management system that works. Since the recent shortages in labor have promoted bakeries across the globe to take up automation to enhance productivity, let’s take a closer…

How to Evaluate Automation Engineering Companies

Just because an automation engineering company has branded software, it is not enough to trust them. Automation integrators need to be carefully vetted to ensure that they are knowledgeable about the system but also about protecting your valuable data. If you have professional needs, the integrator should be able to accommodate. Want to know how…

How MES Solutions Benefit the Food Manufacturing Industry

To describe the food production industry as competitive is drastically to understate the current landscape of this manufacturing sector. As such, processors realize there’s no substitute for delivering consistent products of excellent quality and high nutritional value. Of course, nearly everyone agrees that effective shop floor management is the key to producing superior goods. The…

How Automation Is Reinventing the Wholesale Baking Industry

The worldwide market for baked goods is mammoth and unparalleled. Industry analysts project the bakery industry to exceed $570 billion by 2024, prompting wholesale plant owners to seek out the latest industrial automation solutions to meet increasing customer demands. The history of automation displays a significant relationship with food manufacturing and, in particular, the baking…

Making Sense of Industrial Automation Controller Options For Bakeries

Automation has an increased presence in industrial baking. Ingredient handling, pallets, warehousing, and packaging are all being automated. More bakeries are also turning to automating their warehouses to organize items and maximize the shelf life of their products, minimize damages, and resolve capacity issues. But what goes into these automation controllers and how do they…

Why Do So Many Automation Projects Fail?

Why Do So Many Automation Projects Fail?

Analysts estimate that 30-50% of all automation projects fail. This low success rate isn’t attributable to a lack of understanding or too low of an investment in automation. Rather, it’s the inability to deliver the expected results after the project completes. Automation projects fall apart primarily because of infrastructure-related hangups, software reliability, and project management…

Understanding When to Automate Your Ingredient Handling Processes

Food manufacturers that aim to expand their business understand that automating isn’t merely a value-add proposition. To stay competitive, you eventually have to automate. Whenever production facilities increase throughput, consistency requirements grow, and there is less room for error. While your manufacturing plant may have already automated some aspects of processing, ingredient handling automation carries…

How Bakeries Are Using Automation to Increase Profits During the Labor Shortage

As operating costs rise and the labor shortage worsens, many bakery owners have started accelerating their automation plans. While the upfront costs are considerable, implementing industrial automation solutions helps bakes reduce overhead costs while increasing sales and productivity. Most large-scale food production plants have already transitioned to fully automated facilities. Yet, the ongoing worker shortage…

The Top 3 Tips for Implementing Your MES Strategy

The Top 3 Tips for Implementing Your MES Strategy

A manufacturing execution system (MES) is among the most crucial elements of any digital information transformation initiative. The system lets you manage and monitor virtually every aspect of production in real-time. A facility’s production control and manufacturing form the bridge between strategic planning and daily production. At the same time, these core facets link the…

7 Key Principles for Effective Automation

7 Key Principles for Effective Automation

While programming constitutes a large part of process control, there are several other factors like customer collaboration, decision making, and how companies respond to change that go into any successful automation initiative. Irrespective of the industry, software controls help businesses improve their systems management and control. A diverse multitude of approaches to automation exist. Each…