Jacksonville, Fla.-based Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, said it published a new e-book about the applications of big data and analytics tools in food processing facilities.

According to Stellar, the e-book, titled “Big Data and Food Processing: A Guide to Leveraging Analytics at Your Facility,” explores such questions as:

  • How does big data technology work?
  • What are ideal applications for big data in a food plant?
  • How can you implement these tools in your own facility?

“With new analytics tools, food companies can now seamlessly integrate their diverse data sources into one unified platform, allowing decision-makers to gain a real-time, holistic view of their operations,” said Michael McCollum, process engineer at Stellar. “Today’s technology can create new efficiencies for your facility, potentially saving millions of dollars over time depending on the size of your plant and production.”

From sensors and programmable logic controllers to automation and predictive maintenance, food processors can learn how to reduce waste and boost efficiency at their food plant with this resource, Stellar said.

“Big Data and Food Processing: A Guide to Leveraging Analytics at Your Facility” is available to download for free on Stellar’s website.