Tetra Pak has formed a new strategic collaboration with connected factory worker platform Poka to empower its workers with the tools and training needed to accelerate zero waste processes in food manufacturing plants.
|Tetra Pak has entered into a strategic cooperation with Poka to enhance operations at its facilities |
It is also the first global and scalable connected workforce service that Tetra Pak will roll out as part of its new training and support solution.
Poka has helped manufacturers reduce equipment downtime by 5.9 per cent, increase worker productivity by 18 per cent, and decrease quality issues by 64 per cent. By equipping frontline staff with the most up to date information they need to make fast decisions, manufacturers can maintain high standards of quality and food safety whilst minimising waste in the form of product, time, or cost.
Connected Workforce by Tetra Pak offers digital tools, devices and services designed to upskill frontline factory workers on the job to increase efficiency, eliminate waste, and solve problems faster. The result is a more autonomous and skilled workforce, empowered with the right training and tools, that can drive improvements in food safety and quality and reduce operational waste. This will ultimately lead to improved workforce productivity and equipment performance of customers, helping them find solutions to minimise any losses in their operations.
With Tetra Pak’s Connected Workforce, technicians’ can continuously improve their operations by sharing best practices and solve problems faster across production lines. Tetra Pak’s Connected Workforce can support both the onboarding of new staff as well as existing frontline factory workers with better training and support.
“I am thrilled to be collaborating with Poka and through this partnership, supported by technology and smart solutions, the workforce will be able to increase efficiencies in food production, including the speed of production, reducing errors, minimising product waste and making quick, informed decisions. At the same time, we believe humans should continue to be at the centre of food manufacturing innovation and management, with new digital solutions acting as an enabler of this change,” noted Roberto Franchitti, executive vice president, Services and Quality at Tetra Pak.
Meanwhile, Alexandre Leclerc, CEO and co-founder of Poka commented, “This partnership with Tetra Pak responds to a real need from our food and beverage user community who are looking for easier ways to access expert content and knowledge. Our joint customers can now accelerate time to value with turnkey content for their most critical equipment all the while reducing the waste produced in the factories.’’