Production planning, follow-up, quality assurance, documentation and traceability all form an integral part of the so-called factory database, developed and implemented by a project team with representatives from ABB Denmark and Danish Crown, based on ABB’s System 800xA platform.
“One of the first things we had to decide on was the IT structure”, explains Project Manager Arne Boye-Møller. “Our primary focus was to find a solution that would suit the needs of the new slaughterhouse with its novel structure and work processes, which are completely different from what we were used to.
At the same time we had to maintain a broader focus to ensure that we did not create an ‘island’ within our company. In other words, the platform had to fit our new installations, but at the same time be applicable elsewhere in the organisation. It had to be able to communicate seamlessly across the entire company. Finally it was a firm requirement that our IT system should be open so that we would not become dependent on one or a few suppliers.”
"In our opinion ABB had a very professional approach. Throughout the development process of this very complex project they have worked with us in a competent manner, solving problems as they arose and changing the project direction to suit the changing needs as the project progressed. "