Food and Beverage.

Planned. Tracked. Automated. Analysed. Optimised. Understood.

LYNQ is reinventing MES (manufacturing execution system) software tailored to the food and beverage manufacturing industry, which involves various stages, from sourcing and processing to packaging and distribution.

LYNQ MES helps manufacturers meet industry standards and maintain consumer trust by consistently delivering high-quality and safe food and beverage products.


MES in the Food and Beverage industry.

MES can improve production efficiency, traceability, and overall operational performance. Integrating various aspects of production, including scheduling, inventory and recipe management, quality control, and data collection. Achieving better operational control, increased productivity, improved product quality, and enhanced compliance with regulatory requirements.

  • Improve efficiency.
  • Reduce costs.
  • Minimise loss.

Cost-saving measures in the food and beverage manufacturing industry are so important due to the ongoing increase in food bills in consumers’ homes. Manufacturers must carefully evaluate and implement cost-saving strategies while maintaining their commitment to delivering high-quality and safe products to consumers while adhering to compliance in the industry. Quality control is critical in the food and beverage industry as the list of allergens and tolerances increases as well as the management of specific dietary requirements like vegetarian and vegan ingredients. This also impacts traceability in the manufacturing process for potential recalls. Implementing MES will help alleviate the constant increase in food waste in the industry as well as ensure quality and standards are upheald.

On average, an food and beverage manufacturer of 50 resources (employees plus machines) could save $28,000 per month by using LYNQ MES. ROI calculator >>

Key features.

  1. Advanced planning and scheduling.

    Control complex production schedules, auto-schedule production, allocate resources for optimum productive hours and track the performance of your entire manufacturing operation against production targets. Advanced planning and data analysis tools for the food and beverage industry. Plan >>

  2. Data collection.

    Collect data on the production line, how efficiently it is performing and identify where losses are occurring. Effective shop-floor data capture software enables a manufacturer to know exactly what is happening, in real-time, for end-to-end traceability of raw materials, components and assembly, improving defect detection and quality control at every step.  Track >>

  3. Automate production.

    With automatic data capture from machines, standardised workflows, accelerated business processes and smart quality control. Access and report on manufacturing data in the click of a button to streamline operations, work as productively as possible and reduce manual intervention. Automate >>

  4. Analyse data.

    Gain intelligent insight into your food and beverage manufacturing data. Know exactly what is happening at every stage of production and be able to use this data to make process improvements; saving time and increasing production. Build reports with ease and view data dashboards on operations via any connected device. Analyse >>

  5. Optimise manufacturing.

    Gain tools to communicate more effectively via instant messaging. Move away from paper based systems with online jobs, online schedules and a plan that is accessible by everyone via laptops or tablets. Identify and address issues promptly with automatic alerts and notifications, connecting shop-floor employees with management. Optimise >>



Food production has among the lowest margins of all manufacturing sectors, particularly for bulk volume, low value goods like cereals, bread, milk & dairy and vegetables. Manufacturers are seeking to apply new technology such as IoT to increase yield and track and minimise waste, from the “farm to fork”. Tracking yield and machine performance in such a price-sensitive business is vital.

Food manufacturers need to see waste – material, machine and employee – more than any other sector. Resource management, execution management and performance analysis tools combined will paint a much clearer picture of the wastes and their location in the food factory.

How to Improve Planning and Delivery to Customers
Quality and safety.

Quality and safety.

Food is perishable, travels long distances and has high safety standards. Many aspects of MES functions are essential in the food & drink industry: Detailed scheduling, job loading and prioritisation, finite capacity planning, dispatching and tracking are some of the most important ones. Companies strive to improve and guarantee the quality and safety of in-process and finished product materials through the application of Good Manufacturing and Handling Practices.

Quality control checks are programmed into several features of MES. In Performance Management, a dashboard can render OLE and OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) values, availability, performance and quality. Having these checks at multiple stages is effective and reassuring.

The Importance of Accurate Data Collection and Resource Tracking


Technology, hardware and software are getting cheaper. Sensors that cost tens of dollars can monitor field conditions and inform the farmer, via the cloud, when to irrigate and when to harvest. Ditto in food production, where sensors can together show bottlenecks, wastage and quality failures.

Reducing waste in this chain can be assisted by monitoring the physical condition of food as well as using manufacturing execution systems. Any feature of MES can show the manufacturer information about their operation that they were potentially unaware of, from yields, shift outputs, capex bottlenecks, to employee, equipment and product analysis.

What is Digital Transformation?
Regulations and trade.

Regulations and trade.

Regulatory alignment in trade and food standards is essential if global trade in food is to prosper. Countries that impose tariffs on imported, low cost food risk higher consumer prices which damages competition. Meanwhile, there is pressure to reduce the carbon miles of food in transit, so more countries are trying to increase their food self-sufficiency – better productivity and smarter manufacturing will help.

A good MES and ERP system working in sync should inform the production staff of the provenance of materials, and the destination of the finished product. This information can help schedule the production of batches for markets with specific quality, labelling or packaging regulations.

The Challenge Series: How to optimise processes with effective scheduling

“We chose LYNQ MES because it will help us streamline the production planning activities and better track the performance of our various teams, giving us a better view in “real-time” of our production activities.”

André Desjardins, Marketing Director. Read full story

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