At end of 2021 the milk factory embarked into creating a proactive manufacturing execution system that will reduce cost, and support continuous improvements and LEAN initiatives.
Digitization ensures error-proof processes and provides a complete electronic audit trail of all manufacturing activity as well as real-time visibility which is necessary to produce consistency in product quality each time. Manufacturing processes eliminate the need for inprocess manufacturing reviews and dramatically reduces final review and release time. This offers a competitive advantage that will yield better customer satisfaction not to mention the opportunity to recognize revenue faster.
The new Digital Factory will transform manufacturing process through insights and intelligence powered by data collections and digital SOP (standard operation procedure) integration. The holistic and real-time data generated by this digital milk factory increases efficiency, productivity, traceability, supplier performance and environmental compliance. It also improves control of manufacturing workflows and the movement of everything from raw materials to work-in-progress and finished goods. This provides real-time access to operational data, so managers can quickly overcome roadblocks and inefficiencies, such as:
Traceability tree for RM (raw materials) and PM (packaging materials)
The potential financial savings after considering food & safety, traceability, productivity, sustainability, waste reduction is conservatively estimated at a total SAR 44 Million over the following 10 years which are over and above the non-tangible benefits.