Sustainability can be achieved not only through using eco-friendly materials in the food manufacturing space, but also by empowering your staff and workers. According to the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12, companies can produce more with less. This can be done by implementing sustainable practices and increasing resource efficiency.
Tetra Pak is aligning with this campaign and has announced a collaboration with Poka to launch a connected factory worker service. This platform will be included in Tetra Pak’s training and support solution, Connected Workforce with the goal of empowering frontline workers in the production facilities.
Staff will be equipped with the right tools, knowledge and training in food safety and zero waste processes. With the right information, they can make fast decisions in the shop floor, which can affect the overall product quality. Having informed staff can make your processes more efficient, raising standards of quality, minimizing waste and improving food safety.
Businesses that have integrated Poka into their systems have seen higher worker productivity by 18%, lower instances of quality issues by 64% and decrased equipment downtime by 5.9%.
“This collaboration is part and parcel of our journey to provide access to safe food and to do that in a sustainable way, even in our own production, factory floor processes using the resources and technologies available to us.,” noted Roberto Franchitti, Executive Vice President, Services & Quality at Tetra Pak.
“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.”
CEO & Co-Founder of Poka, Alexandre Leclerc 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.”