Light sensors were installed on five lines for producing coffee capsules which is strategically very important for Delica. These sensors send their data to the new Siemens S7-1200 controllers which then transfer the data to the MES system. All production efficiency KPIs are then calculated in MES based on SAP MII (manufacturing integration and intelligence) and the trends are also calculated using forecasting models. In the production cockpit, Delica employees (from management to the plant operator) can track current productivity on the large production monitor on the line and on mobile devices in real time.
Delica was not only able to create transparency with this important measurement tool, but it was also able to create a new way to motivate all employees involved. This resulted in Delica management connecting more production lines to MES.