The hardware and software project is currently in the final phase.
“We are very satisfied with the labor and product savings that we now achieve through smart weighing and registration. We have reduced the give-away percentage on our most important product by 1.5 percent. In terms of labor, we have been able to achieve an estimated saving of around 5 percent. The total package is operational for half a year, we expect to earn back the investment within 1 year,” says assistant packaging manager Michael van den Bos.
A unique module is the smiley functionality. The DTS-V display shows a green smiley if the packing speed, in kilograms per hour, is on or above the average of all employees on the same production line.
The employees of Looye experience the positive feedback as an extra incentive to achieve a green smiley and, above all, to hold on to it. “We have a few fanatics who do everything to hold the green smiley all day,” said Michael.
“We are currently working hard on the final fine-tuning of the solution,” says project manager at LRE Wim van der Plas. “We are proud of a satisfied customer like Looye Kwekers and will continue to work with each other on a close cooperation in the coming years. We continue to optimize our smart technology and support Looye wherever possible in order to achieve further savings in the future.”