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Streamlining a Food Factory with Automation
09.21.18

Streamlining a Food Factory with Automation

Food industry is one of the most demanding industries and often requires near perfection and consistency to survive and thrive. Consumer requirements like higher quality standards, lesser costs, more accountability, more product variety as well as industry requirements like regulatory compliances, ability to meet increasing labour costs and sustainability pose the challenges for food processing companies.

 

Processes in the food industry were traditionally considered difficult to automate. Robotic automation has made its mark in agriculture eliminating several back-breaking tasks for the farmers. However, as food moved down the production line in a factory, automation would take a backseat. But in the last few decades, as technology advanced and food companies started realizing the benefits of automation, this scenario changed and automation slowly but gradually started making its strides in the food industry. It streamlined the industry in several ways and helped tackle many challenges faced by the industry.

 

Quality & Safety  

Food industry is one of the most quality-sensitive industries. Even a single instance of contamination can significantly affect sales and impede business growth. Automation provides a reliable solution to fulfill the quality and safety requirements in the food industry.

 

Automated food processes are easier to standardise and the chances of deviation from the standard process are considerably reduced. Automation eliminates the possibility of contamination caused by human intervention. Faulty products can be more easily isolated and prevented from entering the marketplace.

 

Automation can also help in maintaining a uniform taste throughout the production process. The demand for different variants of a product can be fulfilled by bringing in more flexibility in the automation systems.

 

Enhanced Traceability  

Automation makes it easy to track down a product from the start to the end of the production line. Enhanced traceability helps maintain the product quality and companies are better equipped to protect their brand. Consequently, it also reduces the cost of regulatory compliances.

 

More Storage Space

End-of-line automation systems like palletisers help in better utilization of the available storage space. Smart methods like matrix formation and utilization of vertical space result in increased storage capacity for factories. This helps in inventory management and scaling up production capacity.

 

Creating Safer Work Environment  

Food production when carried out on industrial scale can be potentially dangerous to humans. Industrial applications like deep frying, boiling, cutting and peeling make employees risk their life and limb. Automation helps in shifting humans from harmful tasks to safer work environments.

 

Starting the Process of Automation

As companies decide to automate, they have several questions. One of the main concerns is flexibility that is needed. But some processes like mixing, bagging and palletising are indeed generic and can be easily automated. Along with the companies that opt for complete automation, there are as many companies that decide to take a hybrid approach. Cybernetik offers both turnkey solutions and individual systems for automating specific processes. Get in touch with us to know more.

3.03.21

Hiring – Officer: Human Resource & Administration

Hiring – Officer: Human Resource & Administration

Job Title: Officer: Human Resource & Administration Department / Group: Human Resource & Administration Qualification: PGDBM (HR) / BBA (HR) / IRPM /MBA – HR; Additional Advantage: LLB degree Experience: 2-3 Years Relevant Experience Age: 25 – 32 Years Communication Skill: Excellent Written and Verbal: English, Gujarati & Hindi Specific Industry Experience: Engineering Industry Computer Skills: MS Office   Personal Competencies: ● Leadership quality ● Communication & interpersonal skills ● Self-motivated with result driven approach ● Problem analysis & decision making ● Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment   Technical Competencies: ● Cause finding & problem solving ● Awareness of Quality, Health & Safety Environment Practices ● Ability to identify the most appropriate solution in the view of the circumstances and issues   Position Type: Full Time Job Category: Non-Technical Location of Job Posting: Unit-4, Yoginagar, Nadiad, Gujarat   Job Description: Role and Responsibilities: 1. Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems. 2. Review employment and working conditions to ensure safety compliance of employee. 3. Monitor driver’s daily schedule. 4. Maintain employee records, attendance, and leave detail according to policy and legal requirements. 5. Issue Offer Letter & Confirmation Letter. 6.  Implement employee’s Induction Formalities. 7. Complete employee’s Joining Formalities (ID Card issue, Uniform, Safety Shoes, Appointment Letter). 8. Full & final settlement as well as Exit Interview along with corporate HR head. 9. Security management. 10. Contract workers’ management. 11. Guest management (Hotel Booking, Pick Up & Drop, Lunch) & Site Engineer travel management. 12. General Administration: Housekeeping, scarp, employee bus maintenance, arrangement / maintenance of utility provided for employee time to time (A/C, Telephone, Internet, DG set, Chair, Table, Light) 13. Petty cash management. 14. Vendor management, Vendor bill processing, & processing of other bills such as monthly bills for electricity and telephone. 15. Maintain […]

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Innovative Technique in Agro Processing: Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SCFE)

Innovative Technique in Agro Processing: Supercritical Fluid Extraction (SCFE)

Innovations in food processing industry are comparatively slow, as safety and quality are always the primary concerns.

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6.01.21

Hiring – Sales Manager, South India

Hiring – Sales Manager, South India

Job Title: Sales Manager, South India Department / Group: Sales Qualification: MBA (Marketing) with B.E. / B. Tech. –  Mechanical or relevant work experience Experience: 6+ years of work experience Age: Not applicable Communication Skill: Excellent written and verbal communication – English & Hindi Specific Industry Experience: Preferred work experience from Engineering Industry Computer Skills: MS Office, ERP   Personal Competencies: ● Strong network with capacity to identify opportunities and follow them up ● Negotiation skills ● Leadership & decision making ● Self-motivated with result driven approach   Technical Competencies: ● Communicate technical details to non-technical personnel ● Analyze and solve problems ● Understanding of standard management practices ● Ability to work in a fast paced, multi-cultural environment   Position Type: Full Time Job Category: Technical / Non-Technical Location of Job Posting: Remote; either from Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad or relevant South India location   Job Description: Role and Responsibilities: 1. Knowledge of Market Developments and Trends. 2. Traveling to client locations when necessary. 3. Creating relationships, following up, and engaging with clients to generate project opportunities 4. Good understanding of the South Indian market of suppliers to the Automation, Extraction, and Process industries. 5. Travel within South Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala. 6. Monthly visit to Pune to update on sales forecasts, understand new product offerings. 7. Interaction with Project Department to verify technical and commercial aspects of requirement and check if it is new/repeat enquiry. 8. Interaction with Design Department and verification of the parameters suggested to client prior to submit the quote. 9. Standardization of quotations, costing, and revisions as per client requirements. 10. Leading negotiations and obtaining Purchase Orders.     Note: Submit your resumes at: [email protected] with CTPL/HRDS/SAMA/2020/12/Sales-Manager-South-India as the subject line   Company Contact Info: Address: Gat no 365, Mutha Road, Opposite […]

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