Smart Manufacturing Use Case

Improving OEE
in consumer packaged goods

Improving OEE in consumer packaged goods

CUSTOMER OVERVIEW

  • Major European manufacturer that produces and services machinery in bottling plants
  • Plant capacity is 1.2M bottles per line
  • Needs to improve OEE across all production facilities under service contract
  • Initial facility houses 300+ machines with an average age of 20 years

CUSTOMER GOALS

  • Improve OEE Values across facilities
  • Improve quality of product produced
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Increase productivity/machine uptime
  • Reduce costs related to unplanned downtime

Challenges:

Customer manufactures and services machinery in a bottling plant that runs a “direct to dock” production process

Extremely high costs related to unplanned downtime ($35,000 per hour)

Management under pressure to increase productivity of current machinery without cost increases

Wide age range and mix of manufacturers across production lines meant access to data and communications protocols were inconsistent

Business outcomes:

Through the use of relayr’s data visualization tools, the customer was able to identify the following problems that, once addressed, will result in an overall 11% performance improvement for the plant and an 8% quality improvement:

 

  • Two points in the plant where performance metrics were unacceptable, resulting in unnecessary buffering
  • A packaging unit with a quality value that fell below acceptable thresholds

 

In only three months of data gathering and analytics, the customer was able to identify key areas to implement improvements that will result in significant business benefits including:

 

  • 30% reduction in maintenance costs
  • 20% increase in machine uptime
  • 2% increase in operating profit margin
improving OEE in bottling plant

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