Improving efficiency through algorithmic production scheduling

Beginning in 2017, food and beverage manufacturer Farmer Brothers began its shift to Industry 4.0 by integrating the TrakSYS manufacturing execution system (MES) platform into its operations. The new MES platform takes into account multiple factors, such as floor constraints, weighted priorities, changeover time between SKUs and planned line throughput to create an optimally sequenced schedule capable of maximizing efficiency.

Read the full case study by Joshua Montoya, Farmer Brothers and Brandon Brock, Polytron.