The cloud collects information and guides operations
Automation makes individual cheese production tasks automatic, and no human is required to perform them. Cloud, however, receives data from different sources, makes decisions based on it and guides the production process accordingly.
Full usage of the cloud boosts the operation of a cheese factory, ensures the uniform quality of the produced cheese, and helps react quickly to changes in consumption habits and demand for seasonal flavours.
The whole process is in the cloud
The entire journey of cheesemaking from the dairy farm to the consumers’ fridge can be taken to the cloud.
1. At a dairy farm
At a dairy farm, cows are nowadays identified by their sensor collar. The identification helps feed the cows individually, among other things. Their milk is determined similarly and can thus be distributed to different tanks. This way data is continuously being collected already at the dairy farm, and with the help of the cloud, it can be used in cheesemaking.
2. At a cheese factory
The cloud conveys the data related to the milk directly to the cheese factory, where they then are always aware of what kind of milk is coming to the cheese factory and in which order. This data can be used, for example, so that different types of milk is used for various purposes, or mixes are made from different types of milk to make the milk as homogeneous as possible.
And when cheesemaking begins at the cheese factory, this phase is also linked to the cloud. Sensors help monitor the consistency of the cheese mass and collect valuable information, for example, about the impact of different types of milk on the end product.
Furthermore, data related to the operation of the machinery is continuously flowing to the cloud. By combining useful capacity, power supply, and other data, the production capacity of the machinery is known at all times. The data collected in the cloud helps estimate service needs and predict future failures in advance. This helps minimise the number of production shutdowns and schedule them at a convenient time. This way the production of the cheese factory runs smoothly, in a planned and flexible manner, conforming to different situations.
3. At a shop
Shops collect detailed information about the sale of different products. By taking data to the cloud, it is possible to find out exactly how the demand for various types of cheese changes, for example, according to the season, or how different special offers affect the sale of cheese. With this data, cheese factories can optimise their production and react to the change in demand at short notice.
The data collected in different phases of cheesemaking is merged and refined in the cloud. When the volume of data increase, the cloud can make even better decisions. Therefore, data is truly a valuable resource in cheesemaking, as well – and the cloud is the best way to organise the collection and processing of data.
What does cloud mean to a cheese factory?
From a cheese factory’s point of view, full utilisation of data collected in the cloud means more efficient production and optimisation of cheesemaking. The cloud helps to make the right kind of cheese, the right amount, at the right time. This means that nothing unnecessary or extra is made.
We help you take your production to the cloud
At MKT, we help cheese factories make a profitable technology leap. In addition to high-quality cheesemaking machines and other equipment, we offer cloud-related software, cloud space and the required integrations for cheese factories. That is the entire cheese production package from one place. If you became interested, please contact us. See contact details at the end of the page.