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F&B Industry - Services Overview

Food & Beverage

For the past 60+ years, Aramark has given our clients in the food and beverage manufacturing industry a competitive advantage by consistently improving plant performance in a several critical areas, including product quality, lean manufacturing, production reliability, workforce reliability, and sustainability. We make a direct impact on our clients’ success by integrating our service offerings, cross-utilizing our resources, and using fewer suppliers. By offering a single point of accountability, we generate better results and increased client satisfaction.

Our unique and effective approach to service delivery incorporates a customized, self-performing service model that produces consistent results:

  • Increased product throughput
  • Reduced waste stream
  • Increased labor productivity
  • Improved audit scores
  • Effective work management technologies
  • Safe work practices
  • Improved employee retention
  • Proactive site conservation

Our Services

Aramark can provide a host of hard and soft services, including production equipment maintenance, sanitation programs, quality inspections, GMP training, industrial and office cleaning, uniform services, office services, dining and refreshment services, and many more. Our strategic-level services include asset management, energy management, capital project management, and building commissioning. Aramark’s commitment to sustainability is evident in our use of ENERGY STAR® equipment, chemical-free cleaning equipment, and environmentally friendly cleaning products and green cleaning techniques.

We offer our services with safety always at the forefront. We minimize liability concerns by implementing OSHA-required safety programs and employ a Safety Tool Kit that guides employees in incorporating personal safety practices and maintaining a safe work environment.

Creating Value For Our Client

Improved OEE

In the food and beverage manufacturing industry, production reliability and efficiency drive plant performance, product quality, and top- and bottom-line results. Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is a measure of equipment performance that takes into account speed, equipment availability, and first run product quality.

Improving OEE can represent a multi-million-dollar opportunity for a midsized food production facility. We help our clients improve OEE and plant financial performance by refining their approach to production equipment maintenance execution and defect elimination/root cause failure analysis of the most common issues. Aramark’s Defect Elimination Program takes a six sigma approach to identifying the specific causes of waste and developing the processes and programs needed to eliminate them, creating extra plant capacity without the need for capital expenditures.

Less Production Downtime

Using innovative facility support systems, advanced technologies, and industry best practices, we help our food and beverage manufacturing clients shift from reactive to preventive to predictive to reliability-based maintenance practices. We employ several management tools and technologies in our quest for optimal utilization of man-hours and reduced equipment downtime:

  • Computerized maintenance management system
  • Preventive and predictive maintenance
  • Inventory control
  • Work order planning and scheduling
  • Parts inventory management
  • Documentation and analysis
  • On-site training, safety programs, and implementation

Increased Food Safety and Quality

Our industry-leading sanitation programs result directly in higher audit scores (AIB, BRC, SQF, and ASI), faster changeovers, and improved food safety and allergen control. Real-time tracking of sanitation schedule compliance and internal audits keep us on track to reach our goals. Our proven processes lead to predictable outcomes and enhanced performance of your facility and include:

  • A master sanitation schedule customized to your unique equipment needs
  • Technical support for food safety regulatory compliance
  • Specialized training for all employees
  • Workload prioritization and scheduling
  • Experienced management