Windsor Foods Realizes Full Payback in Less Than One Year Using Factory MES.
Learn how Windsor Foods, a leading provider of frozen pasta products including lasagna, manicotti, ravioli and stuffed shells for the food service and retail markets, implemented real-time OEE intelligence and a supporting improvement program in less than six weeks. With Factory MES, the company drove significant improvements in fewer than seven months.
Leading provider of frozen prepared foods including Italian cuisine, Pan-Asian appetizers and Southwestern comfort foods.
Founded in 1996.
Maintains nine plants throughout the U.S. servicing foodservice, warehouse clubs and industrial and private-label retailers.
Feeling great pressure from escalating commodity costs—particularly corn and wheat—Windsor embarked on a number of cost-cutting efforts, including giveaway reduction programs, best-practice initiatives, and capital cost-saving efforts.
The company invested in Factory MES - Manufacturing Execution System software designed specifically for process manufacturers.
With Factory MES, Windsor Foods achieved payback within one year, 3.5% OEE uplift in seven months, and improved both changeover times and shop floor responsiveness.
Right from the start, Factory MES offered a different perspective and approach from its competitors…they included a Change Program that detailed how the team should be structured, how it should operate, and what problem-solving techniques we should use. None of the other competitors had anything of the sort.
Steve Leins Vice President Of Manufacturing, Windsor Foods