Liffey Meats pride themselves on being able to respond quickly and efficiently to their customer”s needs and are always looking for opportunities to use new technology to increase production in their factories.
As one of Ireland’s most modern and progressive beef processors, Liffey meats are situated in the centre of some of Ireland”s finest grasslands where they have built a formidable supplier base from quality assured farms which guarantee complete traceability and excellent beef.
Garth Kivlehan, of Liffey Meats explains… I’d seen that rugged screens were becoming available, I looked at a few different displays and for me, this was by far the best display option.
I made contact with Aqualite and I was sold, a few weeks later we’d ordered a 42” screen, taken delivery and installed it overlooking the production hall which specialises in beef de-boning for hind quarters”
“Having the screen works very well for us and has actually increased production; we’ve looked at the numbers and our production has increased by between 5-10% – just by installing it in our production hall. The entire facility and workforce can now, at any given time, clearly see our performance targets, it’s a great motivator!”
“As you would expect we need to ensure complete cleanliness throughout our facility, nowhere is this more important than in out butchery hall where we have the screen, so the great benefit of the Aqualite is that, along with everything else in the hall we wash it every day with high pressure washers, foamed and sanitized daily. We probably have the cleanest Aqualite screen in the county! “
“The beauty is that as the targets are displayed to everyone in the production hall (including Supervisors). Before we had the screen, it was just Supervisors that were issued with the daily targets, who then had to communicate to our production line staff”
Garth goes on to explain how it’s used….”Shown in the picture is the room temperature (top left corner). We display the time (in the top-right hand corner) the bottom left is the target number of quarters of beef required, in this case at 622 and the bottom right is the ‘actual’ number of quarters of beef being produced at that time, it shows green if we’re above target and a red light if we’re slipping below our yield target.”
“I’m now looking at the possibility of ordering more Aqualite screens, I’m sure they’re great for outdoor TV but I do think there is much more of a market for these screens to be served as ‘total information displays’ for production facilities”
Kim Menen of Aqualite Outdoor added “It can sometimes be a challenge for companies to develop effective internal communications, the screen at Liffey Meats is a fantastic application and we”re delighted it”s being put to such productive use. It just shows how using an Aqualite screen in this environment, to monitor productivity, can have a direct effect and ultimately increase profit”