In today’s modern bakery, competitive results are harder to achieve than ever. With bread margins in single digits, tightening a bakery’s operating efficiency and controlling weight variation are keys to product consistency and corporate profitability. That’s why leading bakeries around the world are looking to statistical process control (SPC) software. At Advantive, our SPC solutions are specifically built to fit your unique large-scale production and quality requirements.
Although many baked goods producers and bread manufacturers have control systems in place to capture and track critical quality data, a lack of statistical process control often translates into excessive weight and give–away, unnecessary raw material usage, additional inspection costs, higher product defect rates and waste. Advantive offers the proven SPC software to properly analyze performance, reveal hidden variations, and make timely decisions that impact your bottom line. Core features include:
Advantive’s baking SPC software offers all the tools for baking manufacturers to automate collection of weights, temperatures, and other product quality checks, and then control processes with real-time charts and alarms. By instantly capturing critical data from gauges, scales, check weighers, vision systems and other automated inspection equipment, baking manufacturers and line operators can achieve real-time feedback at the point of production before any parameter is out of specification.
Instantly alert bakery production workers and supervisors of non-complying events or rule violations to help prevent the production of over- and underweight products. From detection to correction, our world-class SPC software includes built-in triggers and alarms that are easy to schedule a variety of different notifications, including shutting down a machine, sending a command to a device, triggering a corrective action process, executing custom programs, and more.
Identify the hidden cost of give-away, overfill, rework, or scrap that weaken a company’s profits. using DataNet’s Cost Inspector. The Cost Inspector links manufacturing cost information with current and historical process data, empowering quality teams to:
While there are several quality programs providing regulatory compliance with initiatives such as Safe Quality Food (SQF), leading bakeries are looking to SPC to improve their bread margins and to ensure a consistent product for their customers. Our SPC software includes multiple features to support SQF and baking industry regulations.
How much is variation costing the company and how much could be saved if variation could be reduced? Our unique post-production analysis tools give bakeries insight into product give–away and FDA maximum allowable variation (MAV) non-compliances (underfill); then help them prioritize improvement initiatives in these areas. With a user-friendly report builder and a centralized digital database, workers and management can quickly and easily access pre-built report templates and quality charts based on recorded data from any area of the facility.
Learn how one of the largest independent bakeries in the United States uses DataNet SPC software to improve process cost efficiency and optimize product quality.