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.
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.
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).
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:
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