Milcobel | Customer Story | Objective International


Milcobel Moorslede is part of Milcobel, the largest Belgian dairy group. The cooperative includes 2,400 dairy farms that co-define Milcobel’s policy. More than 2,000 employees distributed over 7 production sites ensure that 1.8 billion litres of milk are processed to produce high quality milk powers, ingredient-cheeses, butter, cream, ice cream anc consumer cheeses each year. Both under own brand name and under private label on behalf of the customer.A few of the best known brands of the group are Dixmuda and Oud Brugge.


  • Process Control
    Managing the production process based on formulas instead of experience
  • Efficiency
    Cheese treatment planning is essential and a very delicate process
  • Covering Factory
    The entire cheese production process (brine bath) must be automated
  • Interfacing
    Link with the ERP system and machine controls
  • Traceability
    Tracking and tracing also have the highest priority at Milcobel as is the case at all food producers


Milcobel Moorslede decided to implement Objective MES and WMS in view of the many years of collaborating. The MES/WMS combination influences 3 important flows in the production:

Cheese treatment lines/maturing rooms

  • Work planning based on formulas/visualization
  • Correct stock at the right place
  • Lot tracing
  • Replacement of reach trucks by warehouse cranes

Weighing and shipping

  • Optimum planning of weighing orders
  • Integration of Objective with the product specification system
  • The raw material is picked in accordance with the specifications
  • Pallet form: identification and tracing
  • Scanning pallets when loading cargo
  • Interface the weight, lot information and assets with the ERP system

Interrupt detection

  • Traceability
  • Analysis in accordance with the item/failure reason
  • Basis for process optimization



“The delivery level on the requested delivery date has risen significant”


P.V., Supply Chain Manager




  • Up-to-date and true stock picture
  • Increase of the productivity of the forklift truck operators because of a better combination of the different internal movement tasks
  • Since work is more task driven, not only are the operators supported in a correct and cost-efficient manner but the machines also take over part of the work
  • The production processes are continuously optimized
  • Production process reliability has increased considerably
  • An important Key Performance Indicator (KPI) is the effective delivery on the requested delivery date. This KPI has increased significantly


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