Asset Management in Food & Beverage Industries

Food manufacturing facilities are extensive, with complex operations using sophisticated machinery and technology that can cost millions. The slightest interruption in one of these processes or an issue with one of the machines can cause production to cease, resulting in a lack of products to sell and a severe disruption in the supply chain. Effective management of the entire facility and all its components is essential for protecting profit margins and maintaining superior customer service.

Asset Management in Food & Beverage Industries

There is more to plant maintenance than the production lines, especially in a food manufacturing facility. Diseases causing contaminants can accumulate on anything and anyone, which can jeopardize the integrity of the food. Food processing facilities and their employees must follow strict guidelines to prevent compromising the integrity of ingredients, packaging materials, work-in-process, and finished goods; This means in addition to regular machine maintenance, maintaining clean facilities, and having working equipment such as fire extinguishers and other preventative supplies. One major source of bacteria is the actual plant and warehouse flooring. The slightest chip, scratch, or crack can be a breeding ground for many organisms that can contaminate food products.

Importance of maintenance in the Food and Beverage Industry

The Food and Beverage industry has unique maintenance needs related to food quality standards, production-critical assets, and complex work crews. These needs pose an exciting challenge for maintenance teams striving for more optimized practices.

Identification of Changes in Asset Health: Identifying changes to asset health, or an impending failure, is critical for profit margins in the food and beverage industry. To better control their maintenance costs, maintenance teams need the ability to access better and monitor machine data. When maintenance teams can easily identify an asset issue, they can immediately and swiftly resolve the problem, preventing unexpected and costly breakdowns.

Strict Requirements on Equipment Performance and Food Quality Standards: The food and beverage industry faces multiple industry regulations and food quality standards. The impact of a failure on company revenue can be extreme. Reducing risks and maintaining regulatory standards must be central to all maintenance-related projects. Asset condition monitoring and effective production control, and predictive shutdown systems are fundamental to safe and secure operations.

Complex Asset Connections: Assets in the food and beverage industry are connected by a system of conveyors, belts, and fasteners. This adds complexity to maintenance that other industries don't experience. Maintaining this equipment to keep pace with the rest of the cogs in the food-processing production line requires constant attention and specific technician skills.

Identify and Manage Production-Critical Work Orders Easily: When a critical production asset requires maintenance, the maintenance must be completed as quickly as possible. Additionally, this work cannot occur during essential production periods unless necessary. Maintenance teams need the ability to efficiently plan, schedule, assign, execute, and complete work orders.

Maximize Uptime of Production Equipment: A food and beverage organization's production capabilities are highly dependent on the state of its capital assets. Leveraging the availability of key production assets is critical for organizations to meet their quotas. Maintenance teams must work within these demands to ensure assets are available during critical production periods.

Continuous Improvement with Effective Reporting: As the saying goes, knowledge is power. When maintenance teams can analyze their maintenance practices, they can improve their planning, scheduling, and execution and optimize their processes. Food and Beverage maintenance teams need access to accurate data to ensure correct analysis.

Complex Maintenance Shifts and Work Crews: Food and Beverage maintenance planners and schedulers need the ability to handle various groupings of resources for their specific work units. Flexibility to manage crews by craft, team, or combination is critical for successfully planning and scheduling maintenance tasks.

Effective Asset Management

How can a food and beverage manufacturer ensure that every aspect of their facilities is properly maintained to ensure food safety, efficient production, a smooth flow of the supply chain elements, and ultimately deliver excellent customer service?

The entire facility – the operation's mechanical, physical, and human components – needs to be synchronized, monitored, and managed. An effective CMMS Maintenance Software can help manufacturers effectively manage physical assets. An asset management process and system that includes design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, and replacement of plant, equipment, and facilities can assist in optimizing assets and minimizing repair costs.

A CMMS system allows management to access asset-related costs and projects with a complete analysis of labor, material, and contractor expenses. Inventory management achieves the ideal balance between having the correct spare and minimizing inventory investment. All facility management and maintenance aspects, from the physical buildings to the machinery inside, are synchronized to ensure a smooth operation.

Value and Benefits

Profits are critical to food manufacturers, and reducing costs increases profits. The value that food manufacturers can receive from an effective Asset Management system is staggering:

  • Reduced maintenance expenses
  • Increased production yield
  • Reduced maintenance downtime
  • Reduced scrap and rework
  • Reduction in annual purchases
  • Improved labor utilization
  • Increased equipment service life

Each of these values represents areas that directly impact profit margins. An effective Enterprise Asset Management Solution ensures that a plant can consistently meet production requirements at the lowest cost possible while maintaining high standards of quality, safety, and the ability to become an agile, effective enterprise.

Why Customers Choose Cryotos CMMS?

  • Easy-to-use but enterprise-ready asset management functionality.
  • Powerful mobile features set for any mobile device or browser-based device.
  • Flexible completion or pre-work criteria to facilitate compliance, including SQF documentation and tracking.
  • Workflow and notification engine integrated into any aspect of maintenance, new asset deployment, or materials procurement and tracking.

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What Do Our Clients Says ?

Amrapali Exports - Esteemed Clients of cryotos
Anuraj Sharma - Maintenance Manager

The best thing about Cryotos CMMS software is that it always tells me when something needs to be fixed - before it breaks and cost me a fortune!

The software is very user-friendly, and even if I don't know how to do something, the support team is always there to help me out.

Most importantly, unlike other such software, Cryotos is editable and hence the user can modify how the software works as per their need, we made several changes in the workflow & flowchart with the help of development team.

I don't know what I would do without Cryotos! I've been using it for years, and it has saved me so much time and money. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to manage their assets efficiently.

Resil Chemicals - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
Jeevan Belliappa - Head, Information Technology

Since we've been using Cryotos CMMS Software, our asset maintenance management has been running more smoothly than ever. We're able to track and optimize our preventive maintenance with ease, thanks to the customized process workflow. This has been a lifesaver for our team!

The Cryotos CMMS software has allowed us to manage our assets more effectively and efficiently. It has helped us to improve our asset utilization. The software is user-friendly and easy to navigate, and the support team is always quick to help with any questions we have. We're very happy with the results we've seen so far and we're confident that we'll continue to see improvements in our asset management as we use the Cryotos CMMS software.

Planys - Cryotos Esteemed Client
Antony Jacob Ashish - Lead, R&D

Cryotos goes above and beyond when it comes to customer satisfaction. Planys Technologies use Cryotos for preventive/ corrective maintenance of our critical systems and not once did we face a problem that was not dealt with immediately. The team is extremely professional and helpful. We can rely on Cryotos when it comes to the operations and processes.

Thanks to the whole team for the amazing performance and thought leadership. It's rare to see teams that can put themselves in the customer's shoes and think from their perspectives - Cryotos team doesthat and more.

We recommend Cryotos if you are looking to put an end to your preventive maintenance problems and sign up with them!

Thanks to the team for an awesome job.

Xpert IFM - Esteemed Clients of Cryotos
Siva Shankar - AGM, (Operations & BD)

On behalf of Xpert FMS we would like to express our sincere appreciation for the excellent support Cryotos team have provided us for our building and facility management. Cryotos has always provided support that is timely and meets our expectations. Professionalism and quick response are the hallmarks of this team.

Sincere appreciation for the team's brilliant performance and wish them continued success. We highly recommend Cryotos as they have executed well on all assigned tasks and continue to outperform.

Thanks to all the hard work, our lives have become easier.

ST Jude India Childcare Centers - Cryotos Esteemed Client
Mukesh J - CIO

We are able to raised the workorder and tracking of these till the closure as helped us to provide better services our beneficiaries. Workflow-based work order management has helped us to define processes for each locations separatley. System provide notification once order is raised for assignment to engineer.

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