Sean Robinson- Manager, Software Solutions, Kerrco Automation

  • Speaker Bio:

    Sean works with brand owners, ingredient suppliers and contract producers in defining automation and information systems programs that support critical strategies such as right-first-time programs, sustainable operations and brand protection. Sean brings over 25 years’ experience in a variety of client management, technology consulting, and technology implementation roles. He is past chair of ISA’s Food and Pharmaceutical Industry Division, and regularly contributes to the work of organisations such as MESA, and Campden BRI, with specific focus on application of analytics in support of improvement programs.

    Presentation Title:

    Creating sustainable competitive advantages from IT

    Presentation Synopsis:
    “Re-using” plant data to drive supply chain excellence
    Investments in ERP, demand sensing and supply chain optimisation tools have aided food and beverage processors in developing more flexible operations and reducing costs. There is a next level of competitive edge that can come from a combination of enterprise IT and carefully deployed plant-level systems working in harmony. Firms that enable greater interaction between those layers in real-time, as well as deploying richer BI and analytics across the layers, enjoy a substantial margin advantage. Our session will explore how to unlock those gains in effective material and capacity usage, inventory carrying costs, and production flexibility.

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