Food and Beverage
Food & Beverage Industry Traceability and Manufacturing Software
Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing has arrived for the food and beverage industry! ThinkIQ’s manufacturing and traceability platform has already revolutionized data technology at the food and beverage industry’s largest manufacturers.
Our platform supplies proactive Transformational Intelligence through food and beverage traceability. This Industry 4.0 platform reduces the risk of recalls, increases food safety and compliance, and improves quality, yield, and profits.
The ThinkIQ platform goes far beyond food and beverage analytics. ERP, MES, MOM and other food and beverage software platforms helped, but didn’t address the entire supply chain, food traceability, nor could they provide proactive, actionable insights.
ThinkIQ is different. We’re uniquely focused on Industry 4.0 transformation for manufacturers. Our products align with the 5 stage path towards Smart Manufacturing, helping organizations create incremental changes to reach major improvements. And our technology is a generation ahead of all else available.
How an Industry Leader in Frozen Food Manufacturing used IoT, Big Data, and Machine Learning to Increase Yield.
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Food and Beverage Manufacturing Efficiency
One of ThinkIQ’s clients processes tens of thousands of onions to create onion rings. Onions, of course, grow in different sizes, and are often packaged simply by weight, and not by size.
Using the ThinkIQ platform not just for food and beverage analytics, but for it’s robust ability to help spot areas for manufacturing efficiency, the client was able to make several optimizations – from the cutting size to how the supplier actually supplied the raw onions — that transformed their efficiency.
Using ThinkIQ’s food manufacturing data platform, the client was able to modify their systems, and, ultimately saved 7% in raw materials cost.
Food and Beverage Traceability
Another ThinkIQ user creates cereal from grain. In the past, they had some level of food traceability. However, the data was not analyzed nor displayed in a manner useable for management. Furthermore, there were significant gaps in food traceability that could have resulted in recalls or other food safety issues.
In but one example, the food manufacturer was able to gather data from grain storage. The grain suppliers collect data on their food product’s temperature, humidity and storage levels. Unfortunately, though, this food supply chain data was often analyzed at farm level … manually.
ThinkIQ’s Industry 4.0 platform electronically integrated and analyzed the data, greatly increasing the farm-to-fork traceability for the manufacturer. Numerous benefits have come from these analysis:
- ThinkIQ’s food industry analytics have allowed the client to visualize potential grain quality issues well in advance, thereby allowing manual inspections and/or rejecting certain batches. This has increased the safety of their food manufacturing process.
- ThinkIQ’s food and beverage platform has also smoothed supply chain issues, allowing our cereal manufacturer to keep their food manufacturing plants running at full capacity more often, therefore increasing food yield.
- In addition to food safety issues, ThinkIQ’s actionable insights regularly help this global manufacturer manage organic vs. non-organic supply better. This Smart Manufacturing platform helps them know when it’s time to move grain from one silo to another, which has preserved the organic nature of grain and increased cost-efficiency at the supply level.
Food and Beverage Industry Experience
Food and beverage industry manufacturing is complicated. ThinkIQ’s manufacturing data platform has revolutionized some of the world’s largest food and beverage manufacturers with Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing. We have the experience to transform your traceability and manufacturing process as well.
Our software allows you to visualize and contextualize data from your supply chain through your food manufacturing plant in actionable ways that increase safety, compliance, and efficiency. It’s not just food industry analytics. It’s truly Transformative Intelligence.