Manufacture consumer packed goods faster and more flexibly with the Digital Enterprise
Digitalization is opening up new potential for the consumer goods industry
The megatrend of customization also extends to the consumer goods industry. Demand for increasingly personalized and individualized products with extremely short delivery times and affordable prices is creating new challenges for manufacturers. Thanks to digitalization with the Digital Enterprise solution portfolio, new approaches can be adopted in product recipe formulation as well as packaging design.
Master the challenges of complexity in manufacturingManufacturers 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 food and beverage 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.
Digital Enterprise – Infinite opportunities from infinite data
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Digital enterprises produce more flexible and with maximum quality
Digitalization in the consumer packed goods industry
Companies become digital enterprises by integrating and digitalizing the entire value chain.
For every step from developing a new product through to continuously optimizing a plant, Siemens provides a coordinated portfolio of hardware and software.
Interactive production processOur interactive graphics shows clearly the products and solutions that help you to optimize your processes and to meet the diverse requirements of your customers.
The production process in detail
The Digital Enterprise enables manufacturing companies to streamline and digitalize their entire business process, seamlessly integrating suppliers into the mix. They can begin at any point of their value chain, from product design to service, and can extend digitalization gradually, depending on their current needs.
Siemens offers the right solution for each step in the production process.
Siemens services help make your consumer goods production more efficient while improving availability. They improve system transparency and help you detect defects in electrical or mechanical components before they appear. You can reduce power and maintenance costs, and plan your maintenance activities to fit in perfectly with your production cycle.
Integrate blockchain. Build trust.
How can companies ensure complete traceability and quality assurance, from the origin of resources to their customers? The answer is called blockchain – a revolutionary technology that provides the security you need to build trust. Gain transparency and traceability with Siemens Blockchain running on MindSphere.