Monday, November 11, 2019

P&G Rakona Plant - Smart Factory

In Rakona factory, located in the Czech Republic,  a number of innovative technologies were been introduced.

A new digital tool was introduced to enable managers to schedule tasks and track their execution. Also, the system now shows live performance metrics of workers, and this has increased the reliability of processes and the effectiveness of machines. Sensors automatically monitor pH value, color, viscosity, and other product details, which makes manual sampling unnecessary, and enables employees to spot quality deviations on time. A new packing system powered by sensors, cameras, scanners, along with a wrapper system, have also been deployed, enabling recipe changes on the packaging even if the line is running.

The Rakona factory especially benefited from web-based, end-to-end supply chain synchronization software, which allows managers to test how different conditions affect the supply chain, spot bottlenecks in manufacturing operations, and deliver products to market faster.

As a result of smart feastures,  the factory reduced inventory by 43 percent and full plant cost by 20 percent. What’s more, it increased productivity by 160 percent and customer satisfaction by 116 percent.

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