Energy insight: the secret sauce to food retail success
Business as usual in food retail relies on critical assets that eat up a lot of energy and are notoriously fickle when it comes to performance. When failures occur – and they frequently do – the damage is not limited to maintenance and repair costs, but includes food waste, lost sales and a tarnished reputation.
Increasingly, food retailers are turning to next-generation Energy Management Systems to keep a finger on the pulse of their critical asset performance.
By benchmarking the incoming data stream for each machine against industry standards, similar equipment, and its own operational records, the system can recognize precursor anomalies in the performance of these assets. In such a case, an alert is automatically issued to the relevant manager(s), before any capital degradation or system compromises can take hold, effectively insulating the operation against costs encroaching on already narrow profit margins.