Process Assessment with ABB

IDFA is pleased to partner with ABB, as an IDFA Gold Business Partner, to offer members a suite of automated systems, software applications and integrated solutions that will help to improve operations efficiency, streamline production processing and provide real-time, end-to-end visibility across the value stream within the plants enterprise wide.

Through the IDFA-ABB partnership, we are offering ABB’s Process Assessment. With this structured, industry-proven six-step approach, ABB application professionals work jointly with IDFA member leaders to optimize operations performance; improve capacity output; control product quality; convert real-time production data into actional insight; minimize production downtime with predictive maintenance programs; and reduce operating costs. ABB’s Process Assessment is based on operational, functional, and technical expertise to identify and recapture the “hidden value” embedded within the production operations.

ABB’s signature Process Assessment can be conducted remotely or on-site to reveal opportunities for immediate and continuous process improvement that will deliver enhanced operational efficiencies and productivity while achieving sustainability goals and objectives.

The "As-Is" process workflow with the corresponding dataflow diagram is a key deliverable of the Process Assessment.  ABB’s team will develop these diagrams from multiple interviews conducted with plant personnel in conjunction with evaluating the production data being captured. The diagrams will illustrate the production activities and data sources utilized by each process function across the entire value stream - from the ERP system to/from the production floor.

ABB’s Process Assessment is being offered exclusively to IDFA members at a significant discount as an incentive to assess and evaluate where the cost savings, benefits and value recovery can be fully realized from production operations. For a quote on the Process Assessment for your company, please contact Tom Shaver at or Rich Dovi at

ABB is a technology leader that offers a full portfolio of electrification, motion, automation and robotic solutions to optimize production operations, improve product quality and increase sustainability within food and beverage processing facilities. ABB works closely with food and beverage manufacturers around the globe driving efficiency across the production value stream from ag and aqua crop farming and harvesting, to manufacturing and production processing through end-of-line packaging. With a history of operational excellence for more than 135 years, ABB’s success is driven from its 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries.