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Standardization vs. flexibility
- a difficult balance?
How can a regulated environment provide the flexibility necessary to repeatedly launch new products on the market, whilst pushing the limits of plant performance?
We show you how to stay flexible – with zenon.
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There may be many reasons why standardization of the production process is necessary:
- Standards are often mandatory
- Standards improve our workflows and help us to increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
- Standards are necessary to keep quality continuously high
Standards are the basis to achieve secure and repeatable results. They can be found at every level: machine level, system level, plant level, conceptual level or corporate level That all levels are connected, makes it even more complex to implement changes. But changes are often necessary. Food & Beverage manufacturers need to introduce new products, react to variable demands, or upgrade production facilities — and therefore maintain flexibility. The zenon philosophy perfectly supports the goal of maintaining flexibility while, at the same time, fulfilling the standards needed. zenon supports standardization with
- object-oriented engineering
just to give a few examples - and at the same time gives you freedom and flexibility through
- hardware independence
- platform independence
- process gateway
and many more features and functionalities. This means whenever you change your existing infrastructure, bring new machines in or adopt processes, zenon supports you!
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