With limited resources and demanding production schedules, reducing shrinkage is more important than ever. Through strategic incorporation of sensors into a process, food, dairy and beverage manufacturers can combat product shrinkage and add to their bottom line.
What is Product Shrinkage?
Product shrinkage is one of the most commonly used (and cringed at) phrases throughout the food, beverage and dairy manufacturing industry. This phrase describes the product lost through the manufacturing process. In theory, X amount of raw product or ingredients should equal X amount of finished, sellable product. However, as manufacturers know, it never quite adds up.
Many factors contribute to shrinkage, but a prime shrinkage site is the receiving dock where raw product moves from the hauler to the plant.
Custody Transfer Meters = Reduced Shrinkage at Receiving Bay
Traditionally, manufacturers have relied on the hauler’s dipstick and weigh scale, but in the event of dirt, snow and ice left on the truck or product left in the tank after pumping, processors can be paying for extra product they do not receive. Custody Transfer (NTEP certified receiving or load out flow meters) are designed to help reduce product shrinkage at the receiving bay.
By incorporating the ideal custody transfer meter into your sanitary processing system, you will be able to pinpoint the exact quantity of raw product your food, dairy or beverage processing plant is receiving and paying for. Masterleo can help your team identify the right custody flow meter or custody metering system to ensure you are maximizing profits from the very first step of the process.