GE (NYSE: GE) today introduced new searchings for on how food and also beverage manufacturers in the Middle East can attain significant improvements in performance, efficiency, quality, sustainability, as well as dexterity by implementing electronic commercial solutions. Launched at Gulfood Production 2018, the white paper is qualified “Digital Transformation: A Bold Future for MENA Food and Beverage Manufacturing.” It analyzes how local manufacturers are managing several challenges - consisting of a demand to consistently enhance making high quality and also consistency, functional performance and also performance, and sustainability, health and safety criteria - in an environment of rapidly altering customer preferences.
The report finds that makers as well as their partners throughout the F&B value chain can leverage powerful new digital applications and systems, known as Industrial Internet of Points (IIoT), Sector 4.0 or Digital Industrial, to get an affordable advantage today and also get ready for an increasingly vibrant atmosphere in the future.
When faced with increasing input as well as labor expenses; boosting demand for versatility and also agility on manufacturing lines; margin pressures that put a costs on process efficiency, productivity, uptime as well as high quality; as well as a demand for better integration throughout manufacturing, circulation and retailing, digital industrial options can place makers for success. The white paper recognizes several Digital Industrial remedies especially fit to the requirements of F&B operators in the region, including Possession Efficiency Management (APM), Area Solution Administration, Manufacturing Execution Equipment (MES), and Digital Twin software program.
" In looking at the present state of procedures of many food as well as drink producers in the region, we see enormous possibilities for major enhancements to procedures via the application of digital industrial solutions," said Ali Saleh, Principal Commercial Policeman Middle East, Africa as well as Turkey for GE Digital.
" We see that digital services can aid suppliers accomplish operating performances exceeding 95%, as well as recognizing as high as a 10% decrease in both complete expense of ownership and expense of manufacturing. While offering business better flexibility and a platform for innovating new product or services-- and also new business designs - digital industrial services give producers the devices to supply far better efficiencies and high quality for their clients," he added.
According to the white paper, regional manufacturers can use digital industrial solutions to achieve the following outcomes:
- Improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), asset utilization, and throughput
- Higher product quality and greater consistency; lower rates of defects and waste
- Lower energy consumption
- Reduced total cost of ownership
- Enabling the transition from scheduled maintenance to predictive maintenance
- Shorter outage, repair and maintenance times by ensuring that the right engineers are available at the right time with the right equipment, parts, equipment history and repair expertise
Along with guide operational enhancements, implementing these electronic solutions in parallel with a companywide digital makeover creates an effective system for development. This is understood via new, a lot more effective methods of manufacturing, or through totally new lines, items or business models.
Likewise outlined in the paper is GE Digital's collaborate with Obeikan. Together, the partners are executing a range of electronic commercial options throughout Obeikan's production procedures. Numerous of its lines are already applying these options, with the business ultimately looking to achieve auto-pilot manufacturing. Obeikan has also established Obeikan Digital Solutions as part of this partnership, which provides digital transformation services to F&B manufacturing companies in the region.
The white paper can be downloaded at: https://invent.ge/2ANduc6. Copies of the report are also available at Gulfood Manufacturing, where GE, SIG, and Obeikan are showcasing their advanced suite of digital solutions to support F&B manufacturers along the value chain.