OPTFEST Project

Optimisation of Food and Engineering Supply Chain Technology

The aim of the project was to transfer modern maintenance technologies and practices, which have been successfully implemented in the aerospace and other industry sectors to improve the profitability of the engineering parts of the food processing sector. The primary objective was to provide an information interchange system from which both the users and suppliers can develop engineering and maintenance guidelines. These guidelines were allowed the user to improve his plant and production effectiveness and the supplier to improve his plant design, flexibility and marketability within the safety, environmental and other statutory obligations. This was achieved by the use of modern Information Technology and Knowledge Management tools, including the use of intelligent software

Project Partners:

Leatherhead Food Research Association

PPMA Ltd

ASSYNT

Diagnostic Solutions

University of Sunderland