Case Study

Modern Italian Bakery Reduces Waste Dramatically with the Help of Focus Works’ PRIMS Solution

Solution
Client
Industry

Food Manufacturing 

Objective

Increase Production Efficiency

Case Study

Focus Works’ PRIMS helped Modern Italian Bakery achive return on investment into it’s batching and mixing system in only three months.

According to our previous mixer reports done by hand, every batch was to spec every day, yet material waste, quality and inefficiency was a problem,” says Llovet. “We ended up ‘chasing our tail’ trying to figure out what the problems were.”

As soon as we installed PRIMS we realized that 90% of the information logged in our mixer reports was inaccurate. When we realized where the operator and equipment errors were, it took less than a week to put in the corrective actions. Within a week, we reduced our out of spec doughs from about 15% to 0% and reduced our overall waste from about 9.0% to 1%. It took about 3 months to achieve ROI. It was like I was managing in the dark and somebody turned on the lights because of all the control we now have.” “Previously, some of our operators would forget to hand-add an ingredient,” says Llovet. “We were probably losing about 14 doughs a week with no yeast. Now because each ingredient and all raw materials are recorded, we have no ‘mystery doughs’ and we don’t have missing ingredients to be tracked. Since the operator has no choice but to go step by step, the recipe does not let them proceed until they get it right and every ingredient and step is recorded automatically, it takes human error out of it.” “Now my mix operators refuse to mix with anything else,” says Llovet. “The software walks them through all the steps, one by one. They don’t have to slow production to write entries in a dough sheet. Even though it’s policing them, they love it because it makes their job easier.

With full lot traceability, we’re doing business with major players who see the capability as a best practice,” says Llovet. “With it, I could do a mock recall in minutes with no need to track down paperwork or dig through archives to find the right mixing sheets and production schedule. All our production records are now kept electronically.

“Here at Modern we love the PRIMS system. According to our previous mixer reports done by hand, every batch was to spec every day, yet material waste, quality and inefficiency was a problem.”

 

Julio Llovet

Director of Operations
Modern Italian Bakery

About PRIMS

PRIMS (Production Recipe Ingredient Management Software) is a comprehensive food manufacturing software solution, giving customers the ability to take control of their production process. From receiving through shipping, PRIMS oversees every aspect of goods creation and provides them with a comprehensive view of the operation.

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Focus Works is an award-winning comprehensive manufacturing, traceability, and safety compliance solutions company. Focus Works software provides our clients with increased efficiency and process flow with a short return on investment periods for manufacturing plants that require batch control, lot tracking, and food safety solutions and more.

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Patchogue, NY
11772

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sales@focus-works.com

 

 

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Contact Us

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Patchogue, NY
11772

Phone
(631) 758-3629

Email
sales@focus-works.com

About Us

Focus Works is an award-winning comprehensive manufacturing, traceability, and safety compliance solutions company. Focus Works software provides our clients with increased efficiency and process flow with a short return on investment periods for manufacturing plants that require batch control, lot tracking, and food safety solutions and more.

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