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Tetra Pak Launches “Plant Secure” to Boost Productivity in the Global Food and Beverage Industry

By Vikas Vij

Food and beverage companies can make use of cutting-edge operational solutions and technology to improve quality and delivery performance while minimizing waste and reducing costs across their supply chains. Companies can also implement strategic plant-wide changes to optimize productivity and boost their sustainability efforts.  

To that end, Tetra Pak has introduced Plant Secure, a total plant management service designed specifically for the food and beverage sector. Plant Secure could enable manufacturers to adopt a structured and systematic business-wide approach to identify areas of improvement and create targeted plans to boost performance and deliver savings across their operations.

Comprehensive Plant Management

Meeting the demands of both consumers and investors requires an efficient and seamless business operation for food and beverage manufacturers that is aligned from the boardroom to the factory floor. Tetra Pak’s says its Plant Secure service will help manufacturers assess the entire plant and sharpen focus on the activities that increase operational and financial impact.

From plant-wide cost modeling to improved daily management, Plant Secure encompasses recommendations that will enable companies to meet their delivery targets while lowering their costs.

How does Plant Secure Work?

The service begins with a comprehensive audit of all the systems and equipment across the company’s value chain. Tetra Pak combines its benchmark data on food manufacturing and industry knowledge with what the company says is an objective analysis of the client’s business systems to identify new opportunities and implement strategic improvements across the operations.

Clear targets are set regarding capital expenditure optimization and operational cost reduction in each Tetra Pak Plant Secure contract. The service is being rolled out across all major food and beverage companies worldwide. The goal is to leverage Tetra Pak’s investments in Industry 4.0 technologies, along with data-driven analytics, to come up with greater operational efficiencies.

Pilot projects have already been carried out across the Americas and in Europe, producing results that have exceeded customer expectations. (For instance, Tetra Pak claims a dairy producer managed to reduce operational costs by more than 10 percent within the first year of implementation).

Enhanced Food Safety and Quality

Tetra Pak insists that it equips the food and beverage industry with advanced food safety and quality technologies, such as traceability solutions and aseptic performance. The company conducts site audits and training programs for operators, and provides swift issue resolution.

The company's services also seek to optimize food safety and quality from the production line to the store shelf. It is continuously developing and advancing services and solutions to support manufacturers in four key areas:

  • Designing an efficient food quality management system

  • Implementing an accurate food quality measurement system

  • Recommending appropriate measures and measurement techniques for food quality

  • Identifying and resolving specific issues with food quality
“Our investment in Industry 4.0 technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation and data velocity has enabled us to better-support our customers in the digital era,” said Dennis Jönsson, President and CEO of Tetra Pak Group. “Tetra Pak Plant Secure is a great example of how we use new technology to broaden our perspective and deliver bottom-line benefits for our customers,” he added.

Source and Image: Tetra Pak

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Vikas is an MBA with 25 years of managerial and entrepreneurial experience. He is the author of “The Power of Money” (Scholars, 2003), a book that presents a revolutionary monetary economic theory on poverty alleviation in the developing world. Vikas runs a digital content development company, and personally loves to write on global sustainability issues.

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