Operators within the Food Industry have faced challenges in 2020 that would previously have seemed unimaginable. Rapid changes in demand caused by Coronavirus, shortages of skilled labour and navigating new ways of working to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Inevitably for some businesses, the Covid-19 virus has been found in some workers and spread rapidly across the workplace leading to partial or full-site closures. At a time when business continuity and staff well-being has never been more important, we decided to set our development team the task of finding an automated solution.
Our world-leading Yield Control Module (YCM) has brought huge productivity improvements to businesses around the globe. The latest version of our YCM software now has additional traceability and control tools to enable your site to manage the accurate deployment of ‘operating bubbles’. This ensures that each designated team or operating bubble, always logs on to specific machines/workstations and crucially, stops them from logging in and working on stations outside of their operating bubble. The process doesn’t require any additional input from the operator or manager, so is completely time efficient.
If a Covid-19 infection is identified on site, you will have full traceability for that actual member of staff and the operating bubble/location that they were working in at that time. You can also track it to the agency that supplied that member of staff. This will enable your management to quickly and accurately isolate the operating bubble, agency supplier and the area of production. This efficiency ensures maximum protection for your staff and the minimum of disruption to your production and should eliminate the need for a full-site shut down.
We are adding these new traceability and control tools to our standard YCM software, so all new orders of this software will include these features with no additional charge. For existing customers operating our YCM software you will need to upgrade to our latest version. Speak to one of our Sales Engineers to arrange this simple process. Full training will be given on these new features and if you have any additional questions, our Global 365 programme provides round-the-clock, around the globe assistance 365 days of the year.