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Responding to Industry Challenges

CAT Squared has been providing manufacturing solutions to meat processing companies for more than 25 years. During that time, we've identified common challenges companies face in adopting Industry 4.0 smart solutions:

Disconnected Islands of Data

The lack of interoperable systems makes it difficult for companies to access actionable data, which they can use in real-time to drive continuous improvement.

Alignment Gaps

Companies fail to understand the alignment gaps that exist between the four domains of processes, structure, people, and IT.

Our Solutions

CAT Squared uses a two-pronged approach to address the challenges described above. (1) The foundation of our solution is our fully integrated MES (Manufacturing Execution System) built on LEAN manufacturing principles and utilizes technologies such as AI and machine learning to support process optimization. (2) But the real value in our solution is our experience aligning technology with plant-floor processes to deliver actionable data to drive continuous improvement.

1) Interoperable Manufacturing Solutions

Manufacturers face misalignment due to a patchwork of systems creating islands of disconnected data. While all of our customers have solutions providing core functionality including production management, warehousing, planning, traceability, yield & efficiency reporting, maintenance management, and quality; these are typically standalone systems, which are not tightly integrated.

Our MES solutions are designed to integrate into ERPs and blockchain platforms, delivering real-time, actionable data to drive continuous improvement for food manufacturers.


2) Addressing Alignment Gaps

The industry has faced labor challenges for many years, but the severity of the problem has been exacerbated by the COVID pandemic, accelerating the shift to a more automated factory. Unfortunately, many companies fail to understand the alignment gaps that exist between the four domains of processes, structure, people, and IT. Bridging these gaps is an integral part of the migration toward the smart factory of the future.

Our factory automation services ensure that our customers receive more than just a state-of-the-art MES solution. Our project scoping, process mapping, KPI development, and training lay a foundation for our customers to drive a culture of continuous improvement across their factory and across their enterprise. 


Our Value Proposition

We deliver value in four key areas:

Real-Time Data

Access to real-time, actionable data facilitates informed, proactive decision-making.

Fast ROI

Through improvements to yields and efficiencies, most of our customers report a real ROI of less than a year.

Easy Benchmarking

Standardization of business processes simplifying benchmarking across multiple locations.

Simplified ERP Deployments

Normalization of plant data and integration capabilities simplifies ERP deployment and eliminates the need for customization in the ERP to cater to variances in shop-floor data collection.