Founded in 1958, Voltigeurs Farm is a family business that has become the largest supplier of grain-fed chicken in Quebec. The business delivers 65,000 chickens per week to a large number of grocery stores and butcheries.
The client didn’t have any real-time production data and didn’t know the exact yield for value-added products. The company knew that the production lines were experiencing downtimes but didn’t have any specific data on how often these occurred per week. Sensing that the digital shift was just around the corner, Junior and his team wanted to jump into industry 4.0 technologies and make their factory smart.
"Worximity offered me flexible solutions that were adapted to my needs and vision. You have to be creative in the way you collect and combine data to make them meaningful. Worximity solution helps me see my business differently and I can now imagine what I will be able to accomplish in the years to come with even more smarter connectivity solutions."
Data is collected on 17 stations as well as boning, meatpacking, and cutting operation lines using photo-eye sensors. The most important key performance indicators monitored with Worximity Smart Factory Analytics on these lines are the speed and the output of chickens or turkeys after each process. With that type of information, management can either choose to increase speed or the number of quantity produced to optimize production.
The production lines vary in product type and packaging, ranging from big chicken, small chicken, biological chicken and turkey. Within a few months of real-time monitoring, Ferme des Voltigeurs has significantly diminished human errors and optimize quantity output.
- 64% Decrease in average length of downtime
In just a year, the employees could react more quickly to downtime with Worximity Smart Analytics.
- Improvement of 61% in availability of the factory
Working on main downtime causes has allowed Voltigeurs Farm to increase their processing capacity.
- Productivity increase by 43% in 3 years
Voltigeurs Farm now provides more value with every employee and can do more with the same resources.
- $9,187/month savings in downtime cost
With the real-time dashboard and alerts, the team reacts faster to downtimes and improve availability.
- Up to 90 000 more units produced per month
Increasing the productivity means that Voltigeurs Farm can produce more andvexceed processing objectives.