As a manufacturer, you may already have an ERP or inventory management solution in place. But these solutions commonly do not cover process and quality management during production. You may still have difficulty accessing production and compliance data in a timely or comprehensive manner, due to paper files or spreadsheets.
With iMonitor's smart manufacturing software, you can digitize your production floor and track quality control from start to finish. This includes checking goods as they come in, preventing issues during production. Plus, granularly tracing products, ingredients, equipment and operators throughout the whole factory.
This results in increased profits, reduced waste, and decreased business risk.
iMonitor’s smart manufacturing solution enables you to gain a significant competitive advantage by transforming your quality control and production management.
Higher productivity leads to increased profitability.
Cut warehousing costs while extending product shelf life.
Maintain compliance while improving product quality.
Get instant data access, mitigate risks of product recalls.
Receive instant alerts to manage issues faster.
Improve decision making, increase efficiency.
Manual errors in production can lead to costly re-works or write-offs of affected production batches. Common causes for production waste are:
iMonitor can help you increase productivity and profitability by reducing the amount of resources you need to produce your final products.
iMonitor can minimize the risk of production errors by automatically calculating the Bill of Materials for a given batch. Operators will receive a list of ingredients in the exact amounts needed to run the batch.
The FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) estimates that 14% of annual food loss worth over USD 400 billion occurs between the harvest and retail supply chain stages. This includes storage on the farm, transport, processing, and wholesale.
iMonitor projects that manufacturers using smart manufacturing solutions and IoT technology can reduce food loss by 90%.
Paper-based processes are inefficient, contain redundant data and can delay product release times. A production team uses an average of 14 paper-based processes, while a quality assurance team uses 24 paper-based processes.
iMonitor can help you digitize paper-based processes, assign intelligent workflows, and capture process, safety, and quality data digitally. This can help streamline workflows between different departments and roles, and allows everyone to access data analytics much quicker.
iMonitor estimates that manufacturers can reduce their projected product release time by 80% simply by creating intelligent workflows.
Storing data securely in the cloud can help reduce compliance costs and improve product quality. With iMonitor smart manufacturing software, your business will always be audit-ready.
iMonitor helps you create reports that are easy to share and meet audit requirements. It also helps you maintain industry standards across processes, control points and corrective actions.
iMonitor is compliant with FDA, European (ESMA), New Zealand and Australian food safety acts (FSANZ). Constant updates to the most recent regulations facilitate ongoing compliance.
iMonitor smart manufacturing software also offers process update verification and full sign-off approval capabilities to enhance compliance.
Manufacturers are now tracking and tracing every single ingredient used in their products.
iMonitor easily tracks data related to specific batch runs, enabling digitized traceability of products, their sensitive ingredients, and traceable details. For example, delivery date, delivery temperatures, process CCP, equipment used, operator, etc.
You can use the iMonitor software to keep track of supplier compliance certification and link it to an incoming lot. This will help you ensure that your suppliers are meeting your standards.
iMonitor's search feature allows you to quickly find and track specific SKUs, processes, steps, batches, ingredients, machinery, operators, and data.
iMonitor believes that manufacturers can reduce their time spent tracing products from hours or even days, to just a few minutes. This would reduce the risks of product recalls.
Paper forms and spreadsheets do not provide you with the data analytics you need to improve your processes.
With iMonitor, you get real-time actionable data insights to analyze trends and prioritize processes. Rather than entering data into separate spreadsheets to generate trends, you have direct access to all data in one place.
The smart manufacturing software solution creates a single source of truth to ensure that:
iMonitor helps you keep track of quality, compliance, and production processes, so you can spot issues quickly and reduce costs.
Get a competitive advantage by using the power of artificial intelligence to make data-driven decisions.
The iMonitor software lets you track the times each production and compliance process step takes, so you can control all processes. To improve efficiency, uncover best practices that can be rolled out across the wider team or remove bottlenecks.
If staff are uninformed or poorly trained, they mishandle errors or cause errors themselves. With iMonitor you can now empower your operators on the production floor to make faster decisions and improve efficiency.
The iMonitor tablet app presents all information to the operator to make decisions during production runs. They can easily calculate production metrics on the production floor, e.g. the fat-to-protein ratio of a food product.
Operators will be able to access SOPs, recipes, and training materials digitally, so they can make quick and informed decisions.
Digitized checks and streamlined processes take less time than hunting for and filling out paper forms with repetitive data. With iMonitor, your team will have more time to concentrate on more important tasks to improve efficiency.