The Italian food industry is the leading sector of the Italian economy. It is able to offer the consumer products that are competitive and guaranteed in terms of safety, taste and quality, responding to the needs of a constantly evolving market and successfully experimenting, respecting tradition, while using the most advanced technologies.
Having been present in this sector for more than forty years has always pushed the automatic identification that in recent years have been revolutionizing the organization of companies in the agri-food and beverage sector.
The legal obligations deriving from the introduction in Italy of the CE regulations relating to the traceability of PF MP and primary packaging have accelerated the introduction of computerized and logistics systems.
Essedi has carried out numerous projects in medium and large companies, standardizing the solution of management functions common to all food companies.
The entire flow through which M.P., semi-finished products and PF go through is managed and traced through the use of the aforementioned technologies and application software.
Below are the various stages of the production process of a company in the food sector to discover some particularities of the solutions adopted.
1. RECEIVING RAW MATERIALS AND PRIMARY PACKAGING;
2. USE OF RAW MATERIALS AND PRIMARY PACKAGING;
3. PREPARATION OF SEMILAVOARTI RECIPES;
4. OUTPUT OF THE FINISHED PRODUCT FROM THE END OF THE PRODUCTION PROCESS;
5. PREPARATION OF LOADS AND SHIPMENTS;
6. SERVICE FUNCTIONS
The presence of numerous automated production steps sometimes allows data to be acquired directly from the automation systems. The simplest phases are those of automatic labeling, in line for carton packs, at the end of the line for platforms, where it is possible to acquire information on the finished product.
In the most advanced cases, the presence of mixers, syrup rooms, etc., allows to acquire from the automation software the information relating to the use of raw materials in the batches, prepared from time to time.