IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference 2014 – Intelligent Manufacturing at Hillshire Brands

March 26, 2014

Industry Week Best Plants Conference

Don’t miss the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference, May 5-7, 2014 in Milwaukee


Session DescriptionGrantek’s Ian Tooke, Director of Consulting Services will be joining Jonathan Riechert, Sr. Engineer at Hillshire Brands to present Intelligent Manufacturing at Hillshire Brands, part of the Manufacturing Technologies Strategies track.

Wednesday, May 7 8:45 am – 9:45 am. In this session, attendees will learn how Riechert and his team met the challenges of a growing, dynamic business by tapping into the real-time, actionable information available in their production operations. In conjunction with Manufacturing IT Solution Provider, Grantek, the company delivered a Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) environment that puts the right information in the right form for the right people at the right time. Find out about their challenges and approach, as well as how their initial success is driving significant cost savings in their plants and guiding global growth strategies for the future.

Key Takeaways

  • See how the company is empowering plant decision makers with specific intelligence to improve performance and reduce waste
  • Hear how, by studying production throughput data, production managers found a way to save 100,000 pounds of breakfast sausage
  • Learn how the company established common dashboards viewable by key roles across their global organization
  • Find out how the company uncovered a potential Food Safety issue that would have been undetectable without this intelligent manufacturing approach

Kick your continuous improvement program into high gear and register now to attend the 2014 IndustryWeek Best Plants Conference sponsored by MESA International.

About Hillshire Brands

Hillshire Brands Company is a leader in focused food solutions for the retail and foodservice markets. The company generates nearly $4 billion in annual sales and has approximately 9,000 employees. Hillshire Brands’ portfolio includes iconic brands such as Jimmy Dean, Ball Park, Hillshire Farm, State Fair, Sara Lee frozen bakery and Chef Pierre pies, as well as artisanal brands Aidells, Gallo Salame and Golden Island Jerky. Formerly known as Sara Lee Corporation, Hillshire Brands began trading under the “HSH” ticker symbol on June 29, 2012, following the successful spinoff of its international coffee and tea business.

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