Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, today announced that Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, manufacturer of leading coffee brands such as Kauai Coffee®, Chock full o'Nuts® and Hills Bros.®, has selected Infor Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for the Food & Beverage industry. The Infor application will deliver real-time visibility into assets and equipment, helping the company increase efficiency by providing a more accurate picture of resources, reliability and potential risk. This will help Massimo Zanetti to improve its preventive maintenance and more accurately assess asset needs to help extend asset lifespans and promote cost savings.
Having a consolidated database in an asset management system is critical to Massimo Zanetti's manufacturing operation, particularly when managing information regarding previously performed maintenance and equipment history. Infor EAM delivers the ability to capture and analyze data on an individual asset basis, promoting better business decisions based on real-time visibility into operations. This capability will also provide the company a greater capacity to gauge workflow, employee movement and daily task management data, which will help supervisors pinpoint areas where workforce efficiency can be improved.
"Our challenge to Infor was to find a solution that could fill voids in our data and reduce the amount of work necessary for corrective and preventative maintenance," said Ron Garner, maintenance manager, Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA. "With Infor EAM, we are providing users with fast, easy access to the information they need, and simultaneously giving decision-makers the necessary visibility to help increase efficiency and reduce costs."
With built-in workflows to track downtime and automatically generated alerts to detect potential issues, Massimo Zanetti will have greater insight into its equipment use. Infor EAM will enable improved tracking of parts, allowing users to determine which parts and quantities are actually necessary. This will help Massimo Zanetti optimize inventory levels and save money by reducing unnecessary or overstocked parts.
Massimo Zanetti will also utilize Infor EAM Mobile to provide users with access to asset information via iPad. Maintenance technicians away from their desks will be able to complete tasks faster through real-time insight into critical equipment data.
"Infor EAM is designed to help food and beverage companies like Massimo Zanetti make better predictions about the behavior of their assets," said Kevin Price, product director, Infor EAM. "With greater insight into equipment reliability and potential risks, customers can make preventative maintenance part of their overall business strategy and avoid costly downtime in their operations."
About Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA
MZB USA (mzb-usa.com) is headquartered in Portsmouth, Va., and has state-of-the art manufacturing facilities in Suffolk, Va. and Moonachie, N.J. In addition to well-known consumer brands such as Chock full o'Nuts®, Kauai Coffee®, Hills Bros.® Coffee and Hills Bros® Cappuccino, MZB USA also produces proprietary coffee for some of the largest foodservice and convenience store chains in North America. MZB USA franchises Chock full o'Nuts® Coffee Shops and Segafredo Zanetti Espresso® Cafés. MZB USA is part of the family-owned Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group, based in Treviso, Italy, and is the world's largest and only privately-held, vertically integrated coffee company.
Infor (infor.com) is fundamentally changing the way information is published and consumed in the enterprise, helping 70,000 customers in more than 200 countries and territories improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor offers deep industry-specific applications and suites, engineered for speed, and with an innovative user experience design that is simple, transparent, and elegant. Infor provides flexible deployment options that give customers a choice to run their businesses in the cloud, on-premises, or both.