From bean to bar – for the bakery and confectionery industry  

Digital Enterprise solutions for the bakery and confectionery industry

New technology and consistent automation in the bakery and confectionery industry

Growing product diversity and increasing cost pressure: to be successful in the bakery and confectionery industry it takes a production that’s equally flexible and economic. The key is digitalization: To successfully master the digital transformation, it is necessary to become a Digital Enterprise, which can be done at speed and scale with Siemens Xcelerator.

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Solution offering

Discover our holistic approach for the bakery and confectionery industry

Our approach is holistic: We combine innovative automation solutions, state-of-the-art software concepts and specific financing offers to create a complete package that enables you to increase your competitiveness, productivity and sustainability.
Flexible recipe control

You need an effective process automation system, even for the largest foodstuff plants?

 

Here you go:  SISTAR is easy to operate and offers precisely the functions you need for mixing and producing recipe-based foodstuffs. With SISTAR, you have total transparency. SISTAR lets you access current reports at any time. And with the optional connection to SIMATIC Opcenter, you can enjoy a fully developed MES/MOM solution.

 

SISTAR process automation

Simulation

Siemens’ digital simulation technology allows processes to be tested throughout the production lifecycle to better understand the “what if?” scenarios and optimize capacity. By creating a precise virtual model of a product, process or production plant, manufacturers can predict and analyze performance and can identify improvements before further financial commitments.

 

Simulation for Automation

Trusted traceability

By recording material movements with Opcenter Execution Process, the history of a product can be built up. The entire process of the production is transparent, and this ensures the reliability of sustainability claims in the areas of human rights and labor.

 

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Sustainable packaging solutions

High consumption of materials and energy was routine. Now, revolutionary cold wrapping technology is being used in what is known as an orbital wrapping process: The products are wrapped in an extremely elastic, ultra-thin stretch film. 

 

The results are impressive: energy consumption down 90%, 70% less plastic and 40% less cardboard. Quite substantial figures, which equate to a 70% reduction in the overall carbon footprint. What’s more, the material used to make the film was developed to be up to 100% recyclable, bringing the vision of a more circular economy within reach.

 

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Energy efficiency

Energy-efficient production means more than simply reducing energy consumption, CO₂ emissions, or costs – it also involves linking energy and production data in order to analyze and optimize not only energy consumption but also the energy productivity of machines, plants, and processes. These measures provide the opportunity to achieve all-round improvements in process productivity and efficiency.

 

Simulation for Automation

Thermal measurement

Use of new technologies

Energy-efficient production

Scalable visualization

Manufacturers are increasingly understanding the need to process production data on an even larger scale.

 

Siemens can help your organization collect, connect and convert your many sources of data into valuable information to help you measure and manage your operations. By connecting this data, an accurate snapshot of performance can be taken, unlocking root cause analysis and accelerated production improvement as a result.

 

SIMATIC WinCC Unified

Financing

At Siemens, we can help you identify the right technology for your needs as well as the means to afford it. Siemens Financial Services has an innovative range of finance solutions that remove the need for you to use your precious capital. These solutions can be structured to support your exact cash flow requirements and can be tailored to incorporate any additional requirements such as software, service, maintenance etc. Our aim is to keep you cash positive and we call this Smart Financing.

 

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Capacity planning

Since consumers expect the same product of the highest quality with every purchase, manufacturers must be able to reduce variability and predict machine behavior – even when capacity demands shift.

 

Technology such as software solutions can aid capacity scheduling, while connected reporting systems provide the relevant data to rapidly shift operations without losing out on efficiency or productivity.

 

Opcenter APS

Operational security

When a downtime occurs, everything stops. In the bakery and confectionary sector, where slim margins and short shelf-life mean that downtime can be detrimental to the bottom line.

Threats to IT and automation systems increasing every day, your organization must reduce the risk of cyberattacks. Appropriate protective measures are imperative, with Siemens’ "defense in depth" concept providing a multilayered security concept that gives plants comprehensive protection.

 

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Digital Threads

Master the challenges of complexity in bakery and confectionery manufacturing with the use of technology

Bakery and confectionery manufacturers are facing an explosion of complexity: In consumer-driven markets, demand for personalization and individualization is growing. New variants, produced fast and with highest quality, can be handled easier thanks to Digital Threads.

Discover the Digital Threads in the bakery and confectionery industry

Digital Threads are a critical part of our Digital Enterprise strategy. Each of the five threads anchors in one of the Digital Twins from product development all the way to tracking the final product. The Digital Threads help solving the most important customer problems independent of company size and market. They can be implemented individually for each company, starting where value is created.

Leverage your existing IP for new projects

Integrated Program and Lifecycle Management is a revolutionary way of working, integrating, and orchestrating relevant business processes – from Brand Portfolio Management to Product Lifecycle Management. Whenever you create a new initiative, you can look back at all the IP you have in your organization and leverage it. For example, if you have a new flavor you only have to invest the work to create the new flavor. Then you can reuse everything you’ve created for previous products, adapt it and save a lot of time.

Pave the way for continuous innovation

In the food and beverage industry, the product comprises for example the beverage and the packaging. Developing a new product requires a multidisciplinary design. Building a bridge between R&D and manufacturing for beverage and packages with Smart Product and Process Design helps accelerate development. Simulation, validation, documentation, and use of virtual assets all around the world for are the foundation for continuous innovation.

Adapt to changing requirements

Product Design and Optimization enables validation and commissioning of new facilities or modifying existing facilities in the virtual world. This helps explore many different possibilities and save significant amounts of time and money, for example with the Module Type Package industry standard and Digital Twins. You can also use virtual reality to validate the cooperation between humans and robots for ergonomic workplaces.

Combining the real and the digital worlds

Flexible Manufacturing provides seamless transition from the digital world with design, engineering, and simulation to shopfloors with the right technology to effectively manage operation and automate execution.

Gain insights and continuously optimize products and production

Use the latest technologies to capture data and gain new insights. Edge and cloud analytics help to better understand performance of a plant or for predictive maintenance of the equipment on-site and remotely. Siemens Trusted Traceability consists of the three layers IoT, MindSphere, and Blockchain.

Infinite opportunities from infinite data – by becoming a Digital Enterprise with Siemens Xcelerator

Infinite opportunities from infinite data – by becoming a Digital Enterprise with Siemens Xcelerator

By transforming into a true Digital Enterprise, companies can collect, understand and use the infinite amount of data created in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). The result: A continuous loop of optimization in near real-time, maximum transparency, and reduced resource consumption to make industry more sustainable. With Siemens Xcelerator – our easy, flexible, and open digital business platform – we help our customers to accelerate their digital transformation to become a Digital Enterprise. Discover the possibilities for your company!

#F&BTechTalks: Webinar series – Secure competitive advantages in the food and beverage industry with digitalization
#F&BTechTalks | Webinar series

Innovative concepts for the food and beverage industry

Discover proven digitalization concepts for existing and new systems in the food and beverage industry, with which you can secure competitive advantages. In the practice-oriented webinars you will learn how our customers were able to optimize their systems successfully and how you can implement these findings for your company.

Exclusive content

Benefit from our experts‘ specialized knowledge

Here you’ll find exclusive content – including white papers, videos, and other media – relating to trends, developments, and digitalization strategies for the food and beverage industry.
Highlights

Discover our solutions and portfolio highlights for the bakery and confectionery industry

Integrate blockchain. Build trust.

Consumers demands on quality and sustainability of baked goods and confectionery are increasing. Manufacturers therefore need full transparency across all steps of the value chain, including suppliers, and must be able to pass this transparency on to consumers. This becomes possible thanks to our digitalization offering for end-to-end traceability.

References

See how the baking and confectionery industry benefits from our solution portfolio

Many companies in the baking and sweets industry are using our products and solutions. Here are some examples.
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Comprehensive support for your specific challenges

Every company is unique. That's why we support you with a broad range of services tailored to your specific requirements. Our experts and partners will be happy to advise you on automation, digitalization and financing. And if you already know which products you need, we'll help you make a quick selection and configure them correctly.

Together with Siemens to Industry 4.0

Digitalization pays off

Individualized mass production enabled by digital technologies provides the key to optimized business processes and sustainable success in the food and beverages industry. Learn directly from our experts how you can create a digital twin from your entire value chain all the way from product design to production, services and marketing, to act more flexibly, improve margins, and react on new trends in a targeted manner.

Rely on the competence of our Solution Partners

Our Solution Partners are the experts for your specific challenges. With customized automation solutions and innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, digital twins and blockchain, you benefit from flexible, secure batch processes, recipe-accurate production and sophisticated dosing and mixing applications. Take advantage of the industry know-how and many years of project experience of our certified partners for your solutions based on digital technologies and systems and achieve more flexibility, speed and safety in your production with shorter time-to-market.

Innovative financing offers for the food and beverage industry

With innovative automation and digitalization technologies, you can respond faster to changes in demand and new trends. But what's the best way to make these investments without straining your bank’s credit line? This is where Siemens Financial Services comes in: With a unique combination of financing and technology expertise, our experts develop the right financing offer for you, such as leasing, installment plans or pay-for-performance models.

The fastest way to the right solution

If you already know how you want to make your company fit for Industry 4.0, then you've come to the right place: Talk to your personal contact about implementation or put together the necessary products directly in the Siemens Industry Mall.

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Customized support, directly from the product manufacturer

Whether for technical questions or product and system support: We are there for you when it matters. With our online support, we assist you quickly and competently - anytime, anywhere.