Webinar will explore how smart inspection solutions can address rising costs

METTLER-Toledo Product Inspection has announced it will host a live webinar on November 17 to explain how smart product inspection solutions can help food producers tackle rising manufacturing costs.

The free webinar – titled ‘5 Ways to Combat Rising Food Manufacturing Costs with Product Inspection Technologies’ – will be presented by Robert Rogers, senior advisor for food safety & regulation at the manufacturer.

A recording will also be available on demand from the Mettler-Toledo website for those unable to join on the day.  

Robert will highlight five cost-related challenges faced by food manufacturers, and the ways that these challenges manifest themselves from day to day. They are as follows: 

  • Challenge #1: Reducing Material and Energy Costs – including incorrect fill levels, using machinery with poor energy efficiency, wasted materials through not identifying contaminants until late in the process, and the issue of false rejects. 
  • Challenge #2: Optimising Human Resources – such as inefficient manual processes that slow production and demotivate staff, continued reliance on employees for tasks that could be better handled by automation, and protecting employee safety. 
  • Challenge #3: Avoiding Unnecessary Waste – covering issues such as false rejects which cause unnecessary waste, poorly maintained machinery not correctly identifying issues, product giveaway due to poor fill level control, and time-consuming sample checks. 
  • Challenge #4: Modernising Data Management – this involves the transition from manual record-keeping to automated processes, improving connectivity between systems to enable data sharing, getting ready for food safety digitalisation, and enabling transparency of food manufacturing throughout the supply chain.
  • Challenge #5: Minimising Downtime – this section will cover product changeovers, overcoming system breakdowns, reducing cleaning time, and preventive maintenance.

“We will give food manufacturers a number of concrete takeaways that will benefit their businesses’ profitability and efficiency,” Robert said. “Rising food manufacturing costs can be tackled with smart product inspection solutions, with reduced waste, better product quality and more transparent supply chains being among further benefits that manufacturers can look to gain.

“This will be an informative session, packed with practical solutions to the challenges that many food manufacturers are faced with today.”

To register for the webinar: www.mt.com/pi-combatcosts