In Germany the food industry has to work with high levels of competition and a very price-sensitive market. These conditions in themselves make it necessary to provide both efficient and customizable production. On top of that the food market is in a constant state of change, such that production has to adapt flexibly to ever newer developments in food and consumer behavior.
So for the food industry, digitization is the key to the future. The focus is on the collection and analysis of production data in real time with concurrent intelligent links, and includes the removal of paper documentation from food production. This opens completely new perspectives for food manufacturers, not just in cost-effective production, but also allowing increasingly complex manufacturing processes to be made flexible and controlled individually.
The Industry 4.0 concept plays an increasing part in this future scenario. However, it assumes a technical infrastructure with a high degree of vertical digitalization, a MES-system as the central platform for data management, as well as the integration of MES and ERP/SAP. Additionally, key data-based process control and predictive maintenance must also be included.
Here FELTEN offers not just the MES industry solution PILOT:Food, a future-orientated industry-specific platform, but also thoroughly understands the specific production processes and regulatory requirements of the food and beverage industry. The batch tracking according to EU Regulation 178/2002 and IFS is just as natural as the support for market segmentation. Thus we can satisfy our customers with a comprehensive range of services from consulting and computer validation up to technically advanced and tailored solutions.