- January 24, 2022
Unplanned downtime has long been a challenge for nutraceutical manufacturers. It is never a good time for machinery to fail but combined with global supply chain pressures, increased demand across the healthcare industry and potential labor shortages amid COVID isolation rules, it’s difficult to think of a more perfect storm.
And when manufacturing equipment goes down, it doesn’t always come back again quickly. Research by Vanson Bourne suggests the average unplanned downtime is up to four hours. These delays can cause shipment delays, unhappy customers and lost revenue, research by a Deloitte suggests that this problem alone costs manufacturers an estimated $50 billion each year.
It's no secret that tackling unplanned downtime is a key focus across every manufacturing plant around the world. But at a time when the healthcare industry is already stretched too thin, new technologies could provide a long-awaited answer to this challenge. ACG’s Smart Connected–an innovative new adaptor kit that enables optimised machine performance through data analysis–allows manufacturers to remotely monitor machine conditions and predict when maintenance is needed.
The technology combines real-time data across multiple data points, accessible from anywhere in the world, with alarms and alerts, as well as proactive support from ACG’s team of experts., ultimately helping companies benefit from predictive maintenance, reducing downtime and driving the efficiency of supplement production.