Price Pressure, Shrinking Markets & Environmental Concerns Represent Significant Challenges for the Sugar & Ethanol Industry
Selling price competition within the Sugar & Ethanol Industry has never been higher. Competition is being driven by manufacturing cost improvements, as well as government subsidies in some countries.
The replacement of Sugar by the lower cost High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) in soft drinks represents a second great challenge for the Sugar Industry. In a shrinking market, there is an increased focus on manufacturing cost.
Health concerns over the amount of sugar and HFCS in food products, are causing food manufacturers to rethink product formulations which may result in a reduction of the sugar content in the near future. Finally, due to requirements to reduce of Carbon Emissions combined with the shortage of Ethanol, there is Environmental Pressure on the sugar industry to increase Ethanol production in 2017 and beyond.
Cantier MES for the Sugar and Ethanol Industry:
Cantier Industry 4.0 Ready MES, is a Single, integrated Manufacturing Suite that encompasses Product Configuration, Planning & Scheduling, WIP Traceability & Genealogy, Data collection, SPC, DCC & Equipment Maintenance Management.
Decision makers use these tools to reveal new ways to reduce waste, increase equipment uptime, increase capacity while maintaining the highest levels of product quality and safety. Together, these improvements mean Lower Operating Costs and higher Profitability.
Cantier Industry 4.0 MES provides a Real Time Two Way communication solution, from the manufacturing floor equipment through IIoT devices, directly to the board room.
Improved Cost through Improvements Yield/Scrap : With real time data collection directly from Manufacturing Equipment, Metrology Equipment, IIoT Sensors and others, the factory has the ability to perform root-cause-analysis, establish preventive solutions and drive down defects.
Improved Cost through Improvements in Quality : Cantier MES ensures that the right raw material, correct tools, equipment and parameters are used, preventing quality incidents.
Increased Capacity : Capacity improvements are a result of Improving Yield, Equipment Uptime, Machine Speed and OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness).
Reduced Cycle Time/Improved On Time Delivery : With the right resources allocated optimally and keeping the equipment uptime high, Cycle Time reduces and making deliveries On Time becomes predictable.
Reduce Risk Exposure to Quality Incidents : Cantier MES ensures that the right raw material, correct tools, equipment and parameters are used, preventing quality incidents.
Improved Supply Chain : Reduce upstream and downstream supply chain disruptions through real-time information and seamless integration and seamless with ERP Supply Chain modules.
Real-Time Traceability : Track any product past or present across the entire supply chain. Traceability includes personnel, genealogy of materials used, processes and equipment utilized, quality data collected, anomalies, dates and times.
Compliance : Easier compliance to Customer, Governmental and International standards.
Shop Floor to Top Floor Visibility : With the ERP/Financial integration using the Cantier MES, all levels of management have the real-time visibility to the Shop Floor and the Financial impact.
Flexible Hosting : Cantier MES is available on both On Premise and Cloud.
Total Cost of Ownership : Cantier’s industry specific integrated MES suite eliminates multiple software licenses and upgrades, integration cost and customization requirements.