Guests: Emilio Anglés, Information Technology Engineer, Kellogg Company Ted Combs, Industry Principal for Food, Beverage, and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), AVEVA
Industry: Food and Beverage Business
Impact: Process productivity, IT/OT collaboration Information technology engineer Emelio Anglés of Kellogg Company is part of the Smart Factory project to digitalize all of Kellogg’s manufacturing plants. He describes the different stages of this multi-year project to move from siloed PLCs using 5 different protocols to a single source of all data using a single protocol. Among the benefits he describes are a 50% reduction in mean time between failure on packing lines, a reduction of energy use over 15 years, and shortening production meetings from 45 minutes to as little as 15 minutes. Kellogg’s can compare the efficiency of cereal plants from around the world using a single source of data.