The Bretzel Bakery of Dublin has invested in Internet of Things (IoT) technology to help it cut its utility bills and comply with Ireland’s food sustainability programme targets set out in Bord Bia’s Origin Green.
The Bretzel is embracing the ‘Operational Intelligence’ portal from Irish firm, Cognition, ensuring optimisation of their energy consumption. Automated live data is captured in an online Origin Green sustainability report, accessible across the bakery.
Cognition deployed dozens of IoT data-capture sensors in The Bretzel’s Dublin site, feeding real-time production information into Cognition’s analytics platform. The platform alerts when production falls out of tolerance with pre-determined standards. Alerts target performance anomalies where savings can be made in energy or production quality.
The outcome of using intelligent alarming to manage activities is a reduction in operational costs, reduced costs of non-compliance and more efficient production processes.
William Despard, managing director at The Bretzel, said, “We won’t compromise on the baking process to help us grow our business, instead we use operational intelligence to monitor and analyse performance in real time. This helps us get smarter in how we operate and as we learn, we bake better bread. As an added benefit we’re delighted it’s helping our sustainability credentials as well.”
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