The global COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated economic contraction around the world. CPG manufacturers are racing to invest in digital technologies that provide measurable financial results and meet critical business needs.
As the CPG industry navigates how to operate in the new normal, manufacturers should accelerate plans to digitize, automate and unlock new manufacturing capabilities.
- Manufacturers must abide by new social distancing requirements and safety guidelines in factories and facilities
- Advancements in IoT technology and platforms are making it easier to connect legacy assets across multiple technology platforms
- Volumes of data across all functions can provide actionable insights about products, customers, consumers and operations
Smart connected operations is the ability to connect process and data across the enterprise using digital technologies to uncover new insights, improve decision making, and reduce time and cost. These technologies connect the enterprise across all functions including product development, manufacturing, operations, supply chain and sales and marketing.
A focus on smart connected manufacturing operations can help CPG companies improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), decrease enterprise risk and return measurable shareholder value as the world begins to adjust to the new post COVID-19 new normal.
Smart Connected Manufacturing Addresses These CPG Business Needs
Improve quality, safety and transparency of manufactured products and ingredients.
Become more agile and flexible to react to fluctuating demand of SKUs and an accelerated increase of demand through ecommerce and other non-traditional retail channels.
Innovate with new business models and manufacturing operations that meet consumer demands for highly customized, safe and sustainable products.
Smart Connected Manufacturing Use Cases in CPG
Smart Connected Design
Smart rapid introduction of new product changes through digital connectivity between R&D and Manufacturing Operations
Faster quality inspections
Planning & Scheduling
Planning and scheduling on the shop floor through resource optimization algorithms for labor, materials or tooling
Improved labor efficiency
Faster resource tracking
Machine Control Optimization
Production/quality through machine control optimization that applies prescriptive machine learning algorithms which continually adjust PLC parameter settings
Reduced in maintenance cost
OEE Performance Dashboards
Lean production management techniques through real-time interactive OEE performance dashboards
Increased production capacity
Reduced shop floor bottlenecks
Asset reliability through the application of predictive condition monitoring and prescriptive maintenance scheduling analytics
Reduced downtime events
Increased asset utilization
How We Help CPG Companies Build Smart Manufacturing Capabilities
Our smart connected manufacturing approach for CPG focuses on leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies and advanced data-driven analytics to drive more throughput.
Three-Phased Approach to Digitizing Your Operations
We apply our CPG industry domain knowledge, technical analytics, machine learning capability and business results frameworks to your environment.
Mechanical to Digital
- Deploy IoT platform
- Establish connected
- Enable continuous improvement
Reactive to Predictive
- Optimize manufacturing monitoring and control systems with machine learning
- Improve manufacturing performance through predictive and
Organize to Scale
- Establish repeatable installation playbook
and operating model
- Develop knowledge and skillsets in the organization to scale capability across manufacturing portfolio
The Kalypso Difference
Deep CPG industry experience
We have served over 100 CPG clients in all areas of digital innovation. We are industry practitioners with a first-hand knowledge of your products, data, process and organization.
A Rockwell Automation Business
We are part of the Rockwell Automation family of brands with over 110 years of manufacturing knowledge and expertise.
Open Platform Approach
We are not limited to one technology platform. We help our clients connect across vast non-standardized global manufacturing configurations and data sources across global manufacturing sites.