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Optimizing Filling Process for Food & Beverages

About this course

Watch RECORDED Session for Just $49

Recorded On: April 22, 2019

Training Duration: 75 Minutes

Access any day, anytime, unlimited times as per your convenience*

In order to maximize profitability while complying with government regulations regarding net package contents, food manufacturers and packagers must achieve an optimal balance.  Consistent overfilling to minimize risk is inefficient and sacrifices profitability, while aggressive filling practices result in significant risks of non-compliance with net contents regulations leading to potential penalties, loss of reputation, and impaired customer relations.  Statistical process control and process capability methods may be utilized to determine optimal targets for product fill weights or volumes for a given process.  Subsequent focused efforts to minimize variation will allow the target to be further optimized, resulting in less waste without compromising risk.

This webinar illustrates the use of Statistical Process Control and Process Capability methods for optimizing product target weights given the inherent tradeoffs between minimizing overfills and minimizing risks of non-compliance to government regulations.  This webinar also briefly discusses methods for reducing excessive variability which may be necessary to achieve optimal results.


The Program Topics Include:

  • U.S. Regulatory requirements for net contents of foods (NIST Handbook 133)
  • Estimating the risk of non-compliance
  • Assessing process stability
  • Process capability
  • Z Values and Proportion non-conforming
  • Determining Target Weights
  • Process Optimization 

Session Highlights :

  • Understand the factors affecting the target weight decision
  • Determine the tolerable risks of under-filling and the costs of over-filling
  • Estimate the proportion of non-conforming product
  • Understand process stability and process capability concepts
  • Determine and justify targets for product weights
  • Understand methods for process optimization

Why you should attend :

In a relatively short session, participants will receive a solid overview of essential quantitative methods for quantifying the factors affecting process capability and the setting of target weights.  Following this session, participants should immediately be in a position to make process improvements.


Who should attend :

  • Manufacturing Personnel
  • Quality & Process Engineers
  • Plant Operations personnel
  • Plant management
  • Quality Management
  • Personnel utilizing data to make decisions and improve processes


In this Recorded Sessionyou can listen to Q&A which includes direct answer from our expert speaker.

*Instruction kit to access the session will be emailed within 6 hours.


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