Natures Way Foods Implements Factory MES to Support Corporate Real-Time Management Strategies.
Learn how Natures Way, a leading producer of prepared bagged salads and fruit products for major retail and food service companies, has delivered a site-wide 4% efficiency improvement within six months by implementing Factory MES and Ross ERP.
Established in1994 as a sister company to Langmead Farms.
Producer of ready-to-eat salads.
Certified by the CRF Institute as one of Britain’s Top Employers.
Natures Way Foods wanted to unlock capacity constraints and more effectively manage perishable raw material sources with a real-time demand schedule. The company also wanted to improve its agility, in terms of managing suppliers and meeting real-time customer demands, while improving shop floor accountability.
Natures Way evaluated Factory MES, a packaged Manufacturing Execution System that aims to transform manufacturing performance by empowering factory floor employees and supervisors to make real-time, actionable decisions.
With Factory MES, Natures Way Foods achieved a 4% site-wide efficiency gain with measured improvements in six months. The factory floor is now empowered to drive immediate action through real-time intelligence. The company has the ability to better identify and unlock hidden capacity opportunities.
The defining characteristic that set the Factory MES solution apart was its combination of real-time automated intelligence with the necessary visualization and engagement of the operators in the process.
Richard Parr Head Of Operations, Natures Way Foods