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a leading Oregon-based craft brewery . The brewing software specialists now aim to expand their footprint across both countries ’ entire industries , at a rate of 100 breweries a year .
The software integration between Beer30 and OFS provides unmatched visibility into yield , covering losses from every step of the brewing and packing process in real-time . For example , OFS could capture a series of downtimes on the filler correlating to a CO 2 quality issue captured by Beer30 , which has affected a portion of the product . six or seven of production . Together with OFS , we can highlight the issue on day one or even zero , before production begins . This helps craft brewers change from being reactive to predictive and proactive .”
Tapping into a unique sense of community
Agrawal says that the unique sense of community , comradery and local business support in the craft brewing industry has helped both companies quickly expand .
If the overall problem is related to raw ingredients , it could also identify the relevant batch and which products were affected , preventing a larger-thanneeded product recall .
Importantly , both OFS and Beer30 are viable solutions for brewers of all sizes where efficiency is seen as a must-have rather than a nice-to-have , dispelling the myth that these kinds of systems are only used and of value to large companies . Depending on the size , even 10 minutes of downtime solved could equal thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars in gained production .
“ We conducted a benchmark industry report last year and found that craft brewers typically spend more than half their time not making beer ,” said James Magee , CEO , OFS .
“ That ’ s a data problem – paper-based processes , not knowing where the issues that halt the line are coming from , or how much downtime or waste they ’ re causing . The combination of OFS and Beer30 software will bring full integration and automation of all data points into any brewer ’ s hands . More importantly , it will help them make more beer , in less time , with less waste .”
The 5th Ingredient CEO Pulkit Agrawal added : “ There ’ s such a sense of passion , pride and community in the craft brewing industry . They just want to make great beer , and more of it . Our entire focus is on enabling that through what we see as the often-missing ingredient from beer production – data .
“ Many decisions in breweries are made based off anecdotal evidence that emerges on day
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