Internship assignment: Packaging recipe standardization and optimization
At FrieslandCampina in Veghel lactose is packed, among others, in big bags (from 500kg to 1000kg). Big bag packaging line 2 (BB2) is expected to pack 10 big bags per hour. However, production data shows that this target is not met yet. From historical data analysis and direct observation at the packaging line (BB2), it has been concluded that the filling time varies a lot from BB to BB, and can take up to 11 minutes, making it impossible to achieve the desired throughput.