Wagg Increases Production Line Efficiency



Wagg increases production line efficiency
6th November 2017

By Karen Pickwick

Wagg Foods has increased its OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) by 30%, secured its packaging lines from errors and ensured full compliance with retailers’ code of practice, with OAL Connected, a modular suite of packaging line software.

Yorkshire-based Wagg prides itself on its BRC (British Retail Consortium) accreditation, meaning its products meet human quality standards. To safeguard this reputation, the company was looking to eliminate human error and improve its operational efficiency.

Wagg Foods was attracted to the OAL Connected system as it offers tried and trusted label and date code verification with the option to easily expand functionality. At its core, the automated system verifies the labels, packaging and date codes on every product. The same system can then be used for factory performance monitoring, offering the real-time data and metrics required to implement a successful continuous improvement, OEE programme. Additional functionality also includes paperless quality checks and checkweigher links to ensure full traceability.

Working with the OAL team, Wagg foods has been able to further protect its brand against product recalls related to label and date code errors. The company has also improved its overall equipment efficiency by 30% and is looking to broaden the installation on to further lines.