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Today, demand in almost all industrial sectors has increased, but so has the demand for quality, especially in sectors such as food.


In the food industry, control of materials and their quality is essential, but it is also essential to have control of the machines and employees involved in the production processes. This generates a huge amount of information that needs to be translated and managed in order to be able to act when necessary. This is why, with such a large volume of information, there is a need for a tool that not only facilitates and simplifies the reading of this data, but also allows for easy management, with simple and automated operation.


The MES system is one of the best, if not the best technological solution to the challenges posed by the advancement of the industry. The MES software helps to control and measure productivity in the food sector, both in production processes and in the packaging lines themselves, saving time and costs and resulting in greater business efficiency.


As products intended to be consumed, foodstuffs must undergo rigorous quality controls. Any product that does not pass the necessary controls cannot be placed on the market. This makes each production process a little more delicate, and therefore we must have a much more rigorous control. Thanks to the MES system, we gain that control. Factory managers can plan and monitor production processes, while operators can know the production orders and allocate resources to the workstation, so they know which part or process to focus their efforts on to improve the OEE.

Sistema Mes en la idustria de la alimentación

What are the functions of the MES system for the food sector?

Monitoring of business and production activity:

The system provides reliable real-time data to both operators and production managers, who can make better decisions thanks to all the information they receive from the system. Thus, any new product, new process or any possible variation can be considered based on global information that promotes the efficiency of each of the production processes.

Inventory management and traceability:

The MES system is able to control all the movements of materials generated in each of the production processes. For each product we obtain a traceability and history that are of vital importance to comply with the current regulations of the food industry.


This traceability is obtained by:




Scan barcode and generate a label. As materials enter the factory they are scanned as they leave. This provides an accurate inventory not only of the final products, but also of raw materials and waste during production.




Both operators and plant managers get detailed reports with reliable data on the food or materials actually consumed. It is through these reports that we can see where we need to focus our efforts to improve overall efficiency.


Batch traceability:


Finally, we can check all batches in detail. So if we know of a fault in a particular product, e.g. a bad raw material, a wrong temperature or an unfinished process, it is easy to trace the affected batches and recall them from the market in time. This generates a high degree of reliability when it comes to resolving possible errors or incidents, as well as being able to act in an agile manner.

Increased productivity:

The MES system generates real productivity gains. It does this in multiple ways, but always based on real-time data capture that brings full transparency to every part of the production plant. It is able to record dates and times, the operators performing the recipe, mixing times, fermentation and temperatures, machine pauses and their running times, etc. Using this information, it is also able to plan production and packaging orders and generate customised reports.

Quality management:

The MES software is a flexible and scalable system. Therefore, you can determine what quality guidelines you want your products to meet, and keep an exhaustive control of the processes, the final product and possible defective units.

Maintenance, repair and overhaul:

The system establishes a comprehensive preventive maintenance programme for machines, tools and auxiliary equipment. It also warns us of a possible breakdown or an undesired production stoppage, so that we can take decisions about it.

In short, the MES system is the best technological resource to incorporate in a company in the food sector. Thanks to its reliable, real-time control, management and monitoring of all production processes, from the entry of raw materials to packaging and final delivery, it greatly facilitates the work of all users in the plant and even the business itself, allowing them to focus their efforts on critical points. It generates considerable savings not only in time but also in production costs and in the reduction of wastage or discards.

At Geprom, we are experts in the implementation of mes systems in all industrial sectors. On our website you can consult all our success stories and see how we have improved the production and efficiency of all our customers. If you are thinking about transforming your factory and joining the digital transformation, we can help you make the leap to Industry 4.0. Find out more from our experts without obligation, or book a demo to see how your company can improve its performance.

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