Agilon warehouse automation supports Juustoportti’s solid growth
Milk delivered from dairy farms to Juustoportti must be processed quickly not to spoil it. In a critical operating environment, machinery must operate reliably 24/7, and spare parts must be quickly and readily available. The Konecranes Agilon material handling system gathered spare parts in a single location, brought digitalisation to the maintenance warehouse, and improved the availability of production machines. It also allowed employees to focus on more productive tasks and made room for a growing production.
Discover how Juustoportti, a Finnish family-owned food producer company, has leveraged the Agilon material handling system to support its solid growth. In a critical operating environment where reliability and quick access to spare parts are crucial, Agilon has streamlined spare parts management, digitized the maintenance warehouse, and enhanced production machine availability.
Hear from Juustoportti about the seamless implementation and use of Agilon and the remarkable benefits it has brought to their operations.
- 24/7 accessibility for all parts
- 100 % picking accuracy for every part in the Agilon system
- no more manual stock take
- no more downtime looking for parts
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“Konecranes offered excellent support during the project’s specification phase, and they still support us during operations. All we had to do was define the space we had available, the sizes of the boxes and the volume of the parts we would place in Agilon. Konecranes took care of dimensioning and capacity calculations. The project was incredibly painless and easy. We only needed an Internet connection and a regular industrial socket. The system was delivered and installed on schedule, and after a short training provided by Konecranes, we started using it immediately”, recalls Vilén.
“We built hype for the development of Agilon as we processed the system on several occasions with mechanics and supervisors and watched videos of its operations. We also visited the Agilon production plant in Tampere, Finland, where they operate.” In addition to Juustoportti’s maintenance, the system is used by subcontractors who can obtain spare parts or supplies using their unique identifiers. In total, the system has some 60 users.
Higher reliability for production lines through automation
Agilon brought digitalisation to Juustoportti in warehouse management. Spare parts balances are now monitored automatically, with alerts sent directly to the inbox of the person responsible for spare parts orders. “We don’t have it” and “I can’t find it” are now things of the past, as balances are always accurate.
The Agilon system can be adjusted to send orders to suppliers automatically, and it can be integrated with enterprise resource planning systems.
Agilon has met and even exceeded its expectations.
“Production stoppages due to missing parts were immediately reduced by over 50%, and the production lines’ reliability has improved with the availability of spare parts. Spare parts can now be found quickly, and balances are accurate, which is a key factor in minimizing the duration of production interruptions. In addition, Agilon facilitates the collection of spare parts packages for preventive maintenance. It saves time for productive work in many ways,” says Vilén.In addition to time savings, Agilon has saved a significant amount of floor space and released it for growing production.
As another helpful feature, the production manager mentions monitoring spare parts transactions and consumption: every pick-up, drop-off, and timestamp is saved in the system’s memory. Agilon processes an average of 650 transactions a week.
“The search function is excellent. Mechanics have written nicknames for spare parts in additional information fields to make it even easier for Agilon to find spare parts. The user interface is clear and easy to use. I don’t know what more we could hope for. It seems that the system can do everything we want it to do. And there are still many properties we have not tried yet.”
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