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PepsiAmericas Improves Efficiency Six Percent, Saves $120,000 Annually with Rockwell Automation

CHALLENGE
The Des Moines facility was experiencing unexplained interruptions on its canning line, causing a chain reaction of bottlenecks in downstream processes. This resulted in large blocks of downtime, which began to drive up labor costs and prevented PepsiAmericas from meeting its production goals. In an environment where an hour of downtime results in about $300 an hour in labor costs and $10,000 per hour in lost product, several hours of idle production can result in significant losses.

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