Greater flexibility on the path to more individual products with the Digital Enterprise
Digitalization offers new ways to personalize dairy products
The dairy sector is characterized by high cost sensitivity and mass production, while innovative packaging and a growing variety of flavors are increasingly shaping the market. To meet all general and customer requirements, digitalization is providing the dairy industry with new ways to optimize the entire value chain. Based on our extensive Digital Enterprise solution portfolio with a range of products, systems and solutions designed specifically for the dairy industry, both process and discrete workflows can be optimally coordinated. This lowers costs while maximizing quality and increasing flexibility.
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.
Merging the virtual and the real world
Flexible Manufacturing provides seamless transition from the virtual 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 – Realize your digital transformation
Digital enterprises produce more flexible and with maximum quality
Digitalization in the food and beverage 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.
Siemens offers the right solution for each step in the production process.
Discover Industry Services for the dairy industry
Siemens offers services that increase the availability and efficiency of dairy & juice plants. Various services improve the system transparency and help to detect defects on electrical and mechanical components before they occur. They help to reduce energy and maintenance costs – you can schedule maintenance at the right time within the 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.
Advancing digitalization needs comprehensive security
Together with Siemens to Industrie 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.