Blackbird Sets your Production in High Gear for Seasonal Demand with Factbird
Many of our customers are companies exposed to high seasonal variations, such as breweries, dairies, packaging plants and many others. This is a very big challenge from a capacity perspective because when companies produce for the high season (whether it is the Christmas season, the summer season, the sugar harvest season or others), the manufacturing systems are stretched to their absolute limit during these maximal production seasons.
One of our first and long-time Blackbird customers gave us some nice feedback a month ago after their completion of production for the Christmas season. They had been able to meet and even exceed the production volume that was needed to meet their customer demand because they increased their operating efficiency with the tools from the Factbird family. The Production Meter combined with a few Factbird units on the production line had increased their overall operating efficiency (OEE) during several months, but it is during the seasonal production that the real test sets in: During this period the operation, maintenance and planning is stressed to the limit and the overview from the Blackbird tools is very important.
The Blackbird team is of course very proud of feedback like this. We also look to our customers to make the tools even better and help them discover the current bottlenecks in their production, be it manufacturing stops, planned maintenance or progress of the shift production. This has been driving the Blackbird tools innovation for many years now and it also drives the development of the Blackbird tools of the future that the team is currently working on.