European Dairy Gains Cost, Quality Advantages With Proficy
Proficy Plant Applications suite was implemented, leveraging data from existing automation platforms and systems, to provide a common set of operating metrics and data to support efficiency analysis and quality control. With a product line that spans liquid milk, cheese, spreads and yogurt products, Proficy’s ability to tie ingredient and energy consumption data to process data, quality checks and machine events is critical both to enable root cause analysis for downtime and yield losses, and to ensure a complete record of quality and safety related data was available from raw milk processing to final packaging.
Further value was realized when our customer chose to leverage Plant Applications to integrate commonly structured plant data related to inventory consumption and throughput with their ERP system – thus providing an accurate picture of costs.
Thanks to Proficy bridging the data between formerly isolated assets, a number of improvements have been realized: