The story of Morando, a pioneering pet food company from Piedmont, spans nearly 70 years, starting with the entrepreneurial genius of its founder, Enrico Morando.
Today, Morando is a modern and dynamic company equipped with state-of-the-art technologies and continually evolving, while maintaining a strong connection to the local territory. Despite outsourcing being a advantageous choice for many, the company has chosen to value and defend the Piedmontese entrepreneurial fabric, opting for an approach of internationalization: production remains concentrated in Italy, but the presence in foreign markets steadily grows.
The fundamental need that led to the formalization of the collaboration between Morando and AtomosHyla, a company within the sedApta group, was to implement a real-time executive management system for production and warehouses at its Molfetta facility. This system had to be integrated with existing company management systems and utilize advanced technology to achieve the following objectives:
- Efficient generation and management of production sequences
- Completion of field integration from an Industry 4.0 perspective
- Ability to collect and control production progress data
- Monitoring of production facilities and the transformation process
- Support for quality control processes
- Control of raw material, semi-finished, and finished product warehouses
- Improvement of material acceptance and finished product shipping processes.
To meet the needs of real-time executive management of production, the sedApta MES (Manufacturing Execution System) solution was employed. This solution was integrated with sedApta suite modules, including Shop Floor Monitor for monitoring field data and performance measurement, Check List for quality process management, and Factory Scheduling to optimize production sequences by adhering to constraints and executing simulation algorithms.
The obtained benefits range from the digitization of production and warehouse processes to the streamlining of production through the reduction of manual operations and the ability to react in real-time to disturbances. Other advantages include continuous monitoring of production state and performance, support for quality processes, advanced management of warehouse logistics processes, and accurate recording of production traceability.