Consumer Products

Industry research indicates that company executives expect that there is a low chance of consumers returning to pre-pandemic in-store shopping patterns. The inability to rely on the previous consumer patterns motivates organizations to focus on Direct-to-Consumers (DTC) channels. With their priority on digital campaigns, social activation, and supply chains, successful companies adapt composability principles – the need to adapt to trends optimizing speed, to integrate modularity to improve agility in manufacturing processes, to strengthen leadership goals for quicker strategic decisions, and to ensure performance stability through more autonomous business decisions.

Leverage Composability into Manufacturing Success

Robotics in consumer product manufacturing reduce costs

The increasing pressure to perform in the omnichannel consumer product industry encourages companies to change their go-to-market strategies and capabilities. As the sector maneuvers through composability and transforms its foundations to be interchangeable building blocks, it becomes clear that technological revolutions, primarily Industry 4.0, do not just create faster products and processes. They also allow companies to dynamically configure thought processes behind their composable business models based upon the Principle of Emergence. We have witnessed modular organizations pivot towards a smarter manufacturing setup and have seen a fluid shift towards models that may generate lower revenue in the short term, but do not entirely halt production in the face of adverse market conditions.

Manufacturers strive to remove non-value-added activities and develop a flow between processes to leverage Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs) and other automation capabilities to automate and integrate production lines to produce higher-quality consumer goods with a reduced cost. Whether you are a convenience or specialty goods manufacturer, B2E Automation will help you build smart factories.

Better Control, Better Sequencing, Better Convenience

Over the next decade, many product industry trends relating to convenience are not merely about adapting to solve problems faster and more cheaply. Rather, it is about keeping ahead of trends, being customer-centric, designing future-oriented products, and covering the value chain from consultation to definition to purchase. More importantly, when designing the Factory of the Future, legacy processes like engineering, procuring, pressing, joining, forming, assembling, programming, and other related tasks take up resources against standardized and optimized engineering process sequencing.

We also understand that treating these concepts as "buzzwords" can lead to the over-engineering of processes and defeat the purpose of adding value and generating a faster ROI. That is why a superior engineering partner like B2E Automation understands the organizational and end-consumer needs and helps you to create modular bundles for repetitive procedures like pressing bearing seats onto shafts, inserting ball bearings, or joining magnets.

Modular robot automation integration creates future proof assembly lines

The transition from Gears, Chains, and Belts

However, when it comes to more extensive systems, robotic technology is as efficient as the conveyor systems on which the convenience goods are assembled and transported. Even though our automation services are not limited to providing efficient conveyor systems, the convenience consumer product industry benefits phenomenally, especially post-pandemic, from revolutionary conveyor systems that improve throughput and flexibility.

During the immediate lockdown, companies with modern automated manufacturing units overcame the setback and upscaled or switched their production SKUs or models to focus on manufacturing necessities. The primary limitation that organizations experience in conventional conveyor systems is the ‘pitch’ – the distance between the movers. These complex designs comprise chains, belts, rollers, gears, and wear components with a high chance of unscheduled downtime.

In contrast, what happens when you switch your product SKUs or move products from one facility to another with an independent cart conveyor? Coupled with analytics, simulations, and leading-edge technologies to increase transparency, maximize uptime, reduce bottlenecks, and digital twin simulations all work together to significantly improve the time-to-market of any manufacturing business decision.

Smart manufacturing brings the internet of things to industry

Build the Right Technology Blocks

The industry standards for consumer products like electronics continue to demand increased product quality and competitiveness in the market. Your company can join the Industry of the Future with the right partner integrating 3D printing, digital twins, simulation, augmented reality, collaborative robots, Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), real-time data sharing and analysis through Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), and other related processes. Adopting smarter manufacturing increases productivity, reduces cost, and opens doors to newer business models.

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) providers can:

  • Achieve a measurable impact, transparency, and more significant insights on their supply chain and end consumer
  • Digitally transform their capabilities to match the dynamic market forces
  • Reduce costs and achieve newer business models, enhanced connectivity, and securer networking
  • Improve business intelligence
  • Create a feedback loop to improve each stage along their production cycle — product-to-machine, and machine-to-machine communication
  • Find strategic partners who contribute towards key technology blocks to improve quality management

Your Success Matters - Partner with Us for your Growth

Automation experts agree that a one-size-fits-all solution does not exist. B2E Automation will create your digital transformation path and optimize resources through your business model, your customers’ needs, your critical drivers, and your long-term goals. We believe in taking a system-wide approach to achieve complete visibility, insight, and control.

With a digital and automation strategy in place, radical market scenarios can become opportunities to realize your strategy or scale your digital investments. All it takes is the right turn-key solution partner.

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