We are the leader in engineering high-speed automated production and packaging lines that are safe and efficient in the FDA & USDA regulated industries. Our staff consists of multi-disciplined engineers that transform raw ingredients to finished products you see on the shelves at your store.
OUR TEAM SPECIALTIES
GLOBAL EXPANSION BUILDING GUIDELINES
We worked to identify best practices in non-US countries to ensure safety and food quality compliance and provided our customer with their global Corporate Guidelines. The guidelines will be utilized in international facility planning from site selection through line installation and warehousing considerations. Due to the variances by country and local governances the guidelines will aid in establishing a sense of standardization throughout the client’s organization, yet be cognizant of the native environments and available resources.
DETAILED EPC DUE DILIGENCE
Our Fortune 500 client’s corporate initiatives for multiple lines in multiple locations both in the US and internationally, stemmed the creation of CSMI’s EPC Due Diligence. We have provided a tool for front end identification and resolution to otherwise overlooked project costs. This tool captures the idiosyncrasies of line specifics in relation to the facility with considerations for construction, demolition, installation and control of the line as it is integrated alone and with concurrent operations. This minimized downtime, reduced costs, and built standards for use during the multi-year venture.
(CIP, CIP retrofitting, process piping, utility piping, electrical schematics and detailed design drawings) CSMI specialties includes working with several of our large and small clients on multiple projects to identify current clean-in-place (CIP) operations, develop a more efficient system, and integrate into process lines to improve and meet sanitation requirements. This includes decreasing CIP and sanitation time and increasing production, as well as, minimizing chemical usage and waste.
We have worked with our clients to identify and establish weekly, bi-monthly, quarterly and annual maintenance plans. Preventative maintenance plans that have successfully reduced line downtime, increased production throughput, minimized product waste and improved line efficiencies.
We have been employed on several occasions to evaluate current capabilities of operational maintenance. Working with schedulers we developed tools for identifying actual production capacity and making recommendations for increasing efficiency as well as training plans. These efforts are realized both in reduced costs and amplified production.
MATERIAL FLOW EVALUATION
CSMI was engaged to optimize production on our client’s hot fill line, which was only 60% efficient. During the observation we measured actual performance against capacity potential on the equipment, evaluated the inefficiencies against the forecast demands and made recommendations to improve the line to the full 85% efficiency. With increased line efficiency, operations were able to forecast optimized production to meet the specific demands of each product run on the line. This lowered the production cost and increased the production capacity.