Real-time traceability at Bakery de Paauw | Blog | Objectie International

Bakery de Paauw is an industrial bakery based in the Netherlands. They make about 300.000 loaves of bread and 1.8 million buns. Their bread and pastries are made daily.

At bakery de Paauw, the classic WMS (Warehouse Management System) software was used, supplemented by a paper traceability system. However, this was no longer suitable for the ever-increasing requirements of audits from certifying organizations. That is why the company switched to an implementation of the Objective’s MES (Manufacturing Execution System) software. They also updated their current WMS-system to a newer version of Objective. After the implementation of this effective Track & Trace system, bakery de Paauw achieved an audit score of 96.29% which resulted in the ‘higher level’ ranking of the International Food Standard Audit. Real-time traceability of raw materials and products was made possible.

Track & Trace

In 2014, bakery de Paauw had already implemented Objective’s WMS system. Later, in 2018, they decided to also implement Objective’s MES system and integrate it with an updated version of their current WMS system. This made a number of things possible:

  • Tracking of all raw materials used in specific production orders
  • Registration of start and stop times of actual production
  • Automatic creation of tasks for production logistics
  • Just-In-Time delivery for bringing raw materials to the production floor for open orders

Primary objective and unexpected benefits

The primary objective of the cooperation between bakery de Paauw and Objective was to enable traceability of the used raw materials. After realizing the streamlined traceability, there also appeared to be a nice unknow benefit. For example, bakery de Paauw now automatically calculates OEE. They must determine the production rate and for this they also have to know how many loaves are made and at what speed this happens. Even when no loaves pass by, they need to know how long a line is standing still. This information can now be accessed. The quality of the master data has also increased enormously. By implementing Objective WMS and MES, a blueprint for further automation has been created. The mindset in the organization is slowly changing to a data-driven organization.

In the video case study below, you can see more about the success story between de Paauw and Objective.

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