The Invisible ROI – Payback other than Manpower Savings

As discussed in the previous Insights article, manpower savings is actually one of the greatest drivers for automation. However, more often than not, most food manufacturers only consider savings obtained directly from reduction of manpower which could lead to understating on the potential benefits of the solution. If a solution gets approved by management, understating […]

Implications of Manpower Reduction through End-of-Line Automation

End-of-Line packaging and handling is one of the most labour-intensive activities in food manufacturing operations. Traditionally, human labours are deployed for secondary packaging, palletizing and warehouse storage. The activities involved in these operations are mostly repetitive and hence an easy target for automation. The technology evolution since the industrial revolution has resulted in creation of […]

Efficiently putting the right box in the right truck

Docks are the interface of a factory with the outside world. Docks connect the factory to the suppliers on the receiving side and to the customers on the dispatch side. It is only fair to say that docks are the most critical interface of the supply chain. This is where commercially goods are transacted from […]