MES for Food & Beverage Program

Food and Beverage manufacturers are challenged to deliver affordable, high-quality products to consumers around the world with evolving preferences and demanding expectations; all while managing food safety regulations, demanding throughput expectations, and tight operational budgets.

While most Food and Beverage manufacturers have made great headway in their Digital Transformation by improving OT networks, upgrading PLC and SCADA systems, and enhancing reporting capabilities, there is significant value in taking these transformation efforts one step further and deploying a comprehensive Manufacturing Execution System (MES) solution.

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MES helps to manage manufacturing operations, production data, and improvement insights by connecting manufacturing systems and business systems like ERP, SCM, and PLM. Food and Beverage manufacturers with successful MES implementations cite improvements in:

  • Electronic product lot and serial genealogy
  • Eliminating spreadsheet-based production data management
  • Reducing reporting latency and improving visibility
  • Multisite orchestration of manufacturing processes
  • Moving to paperless operations
  • Electronic enforcement of processes
  • Reduction and elimination of non-value-add tasks
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement

Our Approach

We’ve heard too many horror stories of Manufacturing Execution System (MES) implementations that go over budget, beyond schedule, and don’t deliver on expectations.

Inspired by successful projects in the IT and software development space, Grantek has developed an Agile MES approach that will build a MES designed to work with your existing business, and integrate with your manufacturing systems and processes, and deliver tangible value and returns quickly.

With over 20 years of experience, we know most successful projects are the ones that focus on collaborative design, fast time-to-value, and iterative improvements based on user feedback.

What is included?

Grantek’s Agile MES Program starts with an MES Assessment phase to define the overall vision, understand the technical landscape, collaborate across stakeholder groups, and define objectives for a Proof of Concept.

The Proof-of-Concept phase is intended to demonstrate that the MES solution can deliver on the vision and starts delivering useful tools to your team quickly. Afterwards, we proceed into multiple Agile Development and Evaluation phases to enhance the solution and apply it at a larger scale until your overall vision has been achieved and the program is a success.

Following this process reduces overall risk on the project, delivers valuable solutions to your team quickly, and fosters collaboration to improve buy-in from your stakeholders.

Grantek focuses on people, process, and technology to deliver game-changing Smart Manufacturing and MES solutions that give your business a competitive edge.

Download Now: Whitepaper: Agile MES for Smart Manufacturing Success

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The Agile MES Program from Grantek emphasizes:

  1. Iterative Design – Agile life cycles are composed of several iterations or incremental steps towards the completion of a project.
  2. Fast Time-to-Value – Frequent releases, each of which contributes value and progress towards the overall vision; rather than one big release at the end.
  3. Collaboration – Exhibit the values of trust, flexibility, empowerment and collaboration between the business, developers, and end-users.
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