Question – What are the current trends in the F&B manufacturing sector and how do these shape AVEVA’s product roadmap?

Answer- Contemporary innovations are driving significant changes in the food and beverage manufacturing sector. The adoption of digital technologies in manufacturing processes for increased efficiency and the use of data analytics for better decision-making and supply chain optimization are at the forefront. AVEVA is continuously working towards transforming the way F&B manufacturers digitize their operations to provide a resilient and agile manufacturing network that is efficient, agile, and sustainable.

The AVEVA Manufacturing Execution Systems are tailored to digitize, standardize, optimize, and govern operational processes and work activities across industrial manufacturing plants. It allows operations to scale while offering a sustainable, model-driven approach. Its edge-to-enterprise architecture reduces the cost of multi-site MES standardization and unlocks business-wide benefits.

Question- How do AVEVA solutions help customers in the F&B sector reduce waste and keep sustainability at the core of their manufacturing strategy? 

A major challenge in the F&B Sector is to operationalize sustainability into the daily operations of the plant. AVEVA’s software brings real-time visibility of waste and sustainability indicators to the operator, allowing immediate response, better decisions, and increasing eco-efficiency on a per-shift basis.  

A case in point here is Danone’s MES Solution DANMES, developed using AVEVA’s MES Software. Danone, a global leader in the F&B industry worked with AVEVA to develop a DANMES solution using a templated approach to facilitate smooth deployment across multiple plants, starting with the specialized nutrition division. The deployment has supported Danone’s License to Operate with value being delivered throughout its value chain including, reducing waste and contributing to Danone’s sustainability goals. Our software creates opportunities in the net-zero economy across various industries.  

Question- How has AVEVA’s trajectory been in the F&B sector and how do AVEVA enable F&B manufacturers to digitally transform their operations and increase efficiency? 

As a recognized leader in smart manufacturing, AVEVA works with all the top 25 food and beverage manufacturers to enable improvements across the asset and operations lifecycle, maximize return on capital investments, elevate business agility, raise quality and compliance, and increase profitability. AVEVA is recognized as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Process MES software for its initiatives. 

 AVEVA’s vision of the Smart Factory for manufacturers of consumer products combines our market-leading, model-driven, operational technology with an industrial data infrastructure and cloud-based smart manufacturing services to deliver a true, contemporary, hybrid architecture.

Question- How will AI impact AVEVA’s role in the F&B manufacturing industry? 

AI has the power to transform industries by unlocking the value of data and AVEVA has already embedded AI in its industrial solutions, helping organizations to streamline their processes by harnessing the power of data analysis from sensors. 

 AVEVA utilizes its industrial data platform to obtain real-time data from both equipment and operators. This data is not only accessible and secure but also contextualized at its origin. By ensuring the integrity of this data, AVEVA can consistently input it into AI models that have been previously validated. These models can address various use cases such as predictive quality, predictive throughput, predictive energy efficiency, process optimization, and more. The resulting outputs, when provided continuously to operators and equipment, allow for a closed-loop system that minimizes variability and enhances the overall performance of the plant.

Question – What are your plans for the future, and do you have any projects/ collaborations lined up for the near future?  

We at AVEVA believe that to achieve operational excellence and enhance growth, sharing industrial data between manufacturers and other stakeholders is essential to unlock a whole new level of value from that data. We call this the Connected Industrial Economy, where manufacturers securely share data within their industrial ecosystem, including supply chain networks, equipment suppliers, service providers, utility providers, regulators, and end-customers. This level of data transparency can be transformative, enabling new ways of operating within the plant, a more agile supply chain, and fresh opportunities to cater to customers.