Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Why did New Belgium Brewing decide to use Wonderware MES Performance Software?

To answer that question, you need to understand the goals and challenges that they faced. Here is a condensed summary.


  1. To increase the company’s ability to fully take advantage of manufacturing capabilities
  2. To achieve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and produce a quality product; manage production efficiency; and ensure production line availability through scheduled downtimes, package changes, and scheduled maintenance activities.
  3. To operate the brewery at full production capacity and double case production


  1. The brewery lacked real-time information on unscheduled downtimes at various equipment areas which caused production slowdowns
  2. Production staff were continually reacting to unscheduled downtime at equipment areas
  3. Management needed to address gaps in methods and processes to drive improvements
  4. The bottling operation lacked the ability to predict capabilities to effectively commit brewery staff to specific production goals

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