Flexible and personalized products – for the dairy industry
Digitalization facilitates traceability and rapid adaptation to new market requirements
The dairy sector is characterized by high cost sensitivity and mass production, innovative packaging and a growing variety of flavors. Digitalization offers new ways of optimizing the entire value chain. 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.
Discover our holistic approach for the dairy industryOur 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.
At Siemens, we can help you to 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 your cash positive, and we call this Smart Financing.
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 percent, 70 percent less plastic and 40 percent less cardboard.
Quite substantial figures, which equate to a 70 percent reduction in the overall carbon footprint. Furthermore, the material used to make the film was developed to be up to 100 percent recyclable, bringing the vision of a more circular economy within reach.
The Food and Beverage Industry is facing new challenges also at the intralogistics area, at least because of the rapid growth of e-commerce.
Growing inventory turnover rates with ever-shorter storage periods, small order quantities with fast delivery times, increasing return rates, and increased delivery quantities on short notice all require flexible, scalable intralogistics processes with maximum reliability and availability.
Digitalization and the growing networking of machines and industrial systems also mean an increase in the risk of cyberattacks. Soft Drinks facilities are not the exception, appropriate protective measures are imperative. An approach that covers all levels simultaneously – from the operational to the field level and from access control to copy protection – is essential for comprehensively protect industrial facilities against internal and external cyberattacks.
With “defense in depth”, Siemens provides a multilayer security concept that gives plants both all-round and in-depth protection as recommended by the international standard IEC 62443.
Horizontal and vertical integration means breaking down information silos and using all the data that a company generates. The optimal utilization of the data generated in production requires that Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT) networks seamlessly interact. Our Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) concept combines all required technologies to achieve this goal.
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.
Blockchain technology enables products in the food and beverage industry to be tracked transparently throughout their entire life cycle –
from the field all the way to the kitchen.
Read our white paper to learn how we enable complete traceability for the
F and B industry with the help of this technology and the IoT OS MindSphere.
Siemens’ digital simulation technologies allow 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.
You need an effective process automation system, even for the largest food & beverage plants?
Here you go: SISTAR is easy to operate and precisely offers the functions you need for mixing and producing recipe-based soft drinks. 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.
Today’s Food & Beverage industries are facing tremendous challenges on the path to climate-neutral, economical, and high-quality production.
We help our customers to boost their productivity while supporting their sustainability goals so that they can optimize their buildings, production plants, auxiliary installations and power demand. We’re supporting them in the production of high-quality, nutritious food and beverages.
Standardization is the basis for digitalization. Siemens offers a standardization concept involving technologies, data interfaces, communications and integrated solutions.
For the soft drinks industry, for example, a standardized ready-to-use Line Integration System to integrate machines, from either the same or different OEMs, providing visualization and monitoring of performance as well as operating authority.
This system offers a concept that supports OPC UA with both OMAC User Group and Weihenstephan standards.
Food and Beverage manufacturers are increasingly understanding the need to process production data on an even larger scale.
Siemens can help your organization to 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. Complementing this, Siemens provides a comprehensive portfolio supporting condition-based maintenance to ensure the plant efficiency.
Master the challenges of complexity in dairies with the use of technologyManufacturers of dairy products are facing a huge increase in 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 dairy 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.
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.
Optimize production processes through modernization that preserves liquidity
Why modernize now?
- Increase production efficiency
Increase the efficiency of your dairy through better raw material yields, less material loss, and optimized throughput times, and avoid production downtime.
- Increase sustainability
Optimize the consumption of energy, water, and chemicals through targeted modernization – for sustainable production and a better CO₂ balance.
- Accelerate time to market and protect processes
Respond faster and more flexibly to new market demands through more efficient development and production of new products and easier product changes and protect your dairy from the growing threat of cyberattacks with a holistic approach.
Comprehensive support for your specific challengesEvery 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
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.