Global Beverage Manufacturer Boosts Production with Help from ZPI

Executive Summary

The North American division of a global ready-to-drink-beverage manufacturer began using ZPI’s Monitor & Report in 1999 on a single production line in a single facility. By mid-2021 Monitor & Report had been implemented and was actively used on over seventy (70+) production lines in over twenty (20+) filling facilities.

Global Beverage Manufacturer Boosts Production with Help from ZPI

Expanded implementation and use of Monitor & Report over a 20+ period was based on four key benefits realized by the customer:

  • Sustainable, Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) filling line performance improvements ranging from 8 – 15% per production line
  • Several thousand hours a year in time savings at the plant, regional & corporate levels
  • Seamless data aggregation, transmission and integration with widely-used, centralized data visualization software systems
  • Strong collaboration between customer and ZPI project teams produced a wide range of system upgrades and new capabilities that made Monitor & Report the data collection and reporting system of choice for this customer


Case Study Background

This case study summarizes a relationship and successful customer-supplier partnership that began with a single ZPI installation on one production line in a RTD beverage bottling facility.

Since 1999 the relationship has grown and evolved based on the value delivered by ZPI’s Monitor & Report production line data collection and reporting system and by strong customer-ZPI collaboration.

As additional production lines and additional filling locations adopted ZPI Monitor & Report the collaborative relationship focused on constantly improving existing capabilities and adding new capabilities including custom features to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving business.

Based on the value created by Monitor & Report, and on the strength of the partnership, the customer will be implementing and standardizing on Monitor & Report throughout its North American production network.

Case Study Overview

This case study summarizes a relationship and successful customer-supplier partnership that began in 1999 with a single ZPI installation in a single RTD beverage facility.

The case study spans a twenty-plus year relationship which continues to grow so it has been written in three parts in order to best focus on the impacts most valuable to the customer:

PART I: FILLING LINE PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS

PART II: TIME SAVINGS AT THE PLANT, REGIONAL & CORPORATE LEVELS

PART III: EXPANDED, SEAMLESS ACCESS TO PRODUCTION LINE AND OPERATIONS DATA THROUGHOUT A GLOBAL BUSINESS

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