Network meeting – for operation executives
15 September 2021 | 15:00 - 21:30
Fully automized manufacturing of food
During the meeting ‘Digital Factories’ we will touch on the digitization of our production facilities. What will be the impact of fully automated manufacturing on the skillset of our operators? In 2030 do we work with robots instead of colleagues? And what about carrying out online supplier audits? Will the transition to fully automated manufacturing make our operations more resilient against drastic changes in the global supply chains?
Data driven quality assurance and supplier audits
The COVID pandemic has accelerated the digital transition including that of the food processing industry. The technology and data are there to carry out internal and external audits online, to what extend are they in use for supplier audits? Imagine, no travelling around the globe is required when those audits can be carried out online? And what about referring your international customers to an digital platform where they can audit your performance according to uniform and industrywide accepted standards?
Opening and introduction – Halbe Vogel, IFFI
Digitization of food production – Friesland Campina (to be invited)
Wrap-Up and Networking
Walk-In and Networking
Virtual auditing of production sites, Toon Coopmans, Interfood Group
Online training of Operators. Wouter Schotborgh, Elicit Online
Closing of formal program, Halbe Vogel, IFFI
Toon Coopmans is Global Service Director of the Interfood Group and responsable for auditing suppliers all around the world. Thee Interfood Group is a global dairy supplier, facilitating the distribution of over 1.100.000 MT of dairy products per annum. The collaboration with suppliers to safeguard quality with respect to product, packaging, warehousing, logistics is key. Toon overseas the auditing of Interfood’s suppliers and he is used to travell extensively to manufacturing sites all over the globe. The COVID pandemic has put a stop to travelling, however the business still continuous. In order to continue auditing suppliers, Interfood has changed their auditing from personal presence of auditors at production sites to remote auditing using 360 degrees view. Today, Interfood uses remote audits for preventive quality control of storage locations. A breakthrough in auditing safeguarding business continuency now and in the future.
Wouter Schotborgh has a acquired in 2009 a PhD on knowledge modeling and automation at the University of Twente. Thesis title” “Knowledge Engineering for Design Automation”. In 2011 Wouter has established the company Elicit Online and from then put theory into practice. Elicit Online caputures and transfers knowledge fort he process and manufacturing industry. How? With special software Elicit Online enables organizations to capture the valuable know-how of their experts very quickly in a structured manner. All essential knowledge of a process or machine is capturen and made available for specific roles. Training and deploying (new) employees more quickly, reducing downtime and increasing quality and output. Turning every employee into an expert.
The meeting is for Manufacturing and Supply Chain executives in the food (ingredients) industry sharing insights and best practices in the food ingredients industry.
For Members Only, participation is covered by the membership fee. *
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* IFFI members are employed by the IFFI member companies
Location te be determined.