Consumer Packed Goods
Consumer Packaged Goods manufacturers have varied main processing stages depending upon their actual products. The actual processing may be done on site, elsewhere or bought in. Once the product has been assembled it moves through to packaging, trade packaging and distribution.
The main problems in Consumer Packaged Goods production is to manage quality, to adhere to the product’s specification, to keep to the production schedule and to maximise all areas of performance, waste reduction, and equipment availability. ‘Post assembly’ stages require correct retail labelling, correct product marking (best before etc.), trade packing, trade pack labelling, palletisation and routing to the warehouse. New lines (usually consisting of machines procured for their own performance) require to be integrated to form balanced and optimised production lines; this can raise issues with multiple protocols and data acquisition standards, the PackML and Weihenstephan standards apply for this in US and Europe respectively with some convergence starting in recent times.
Proven Solutions -
Initiatives for continuous improvement that require data acquisition for operations information, verification that labelling of all kinds is correct, product tracking and tracing, timely information that avoids recalls and rework, energy monitoring and targeting, quality checks. Six Sigma and Lean manufacturing programs are usually applied successfully. Scheduling and schedule adherence is critical for customer satisfaction and customer retention.
The EmsPT Difference -
EmsPT has a detailed understanding of the technologies and techniques that can be put into effect in a phased and controlled manner that will deliver measurable business benefits. The EmsPT DRIVE program [link] shows our working methodology and how this could be deployed to your benefit.
EmsPT Solutions -
EmsPT DRIVE program
MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems)
Product Track and Trace (Traceability and Compliance)
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