The Acumence Team, attended LATAMCAN in Mexico City in July and had many conversations with can makers in Central and South America and beyond. Economic uncertainty certainly weighed on the minds of manufacturers, many experience a slight decrease in year-over-year demand. The industry is familiar with these cyclical ups and downs, finding ways to contain costs and reduce spending.
Reinforcing what can makers are experiencing, the Aluminum Association released estimates in June showing demand for the North American aluminum industry declining 3.5% through Q1 2023.
But the mood wasn’t overly gloomy with plenty of stories of spending and investment for the eventual upturn. Investments are largely tied to continuous improvement efforts to optimize production, improve quality, and reduce costs.
Acumence, a leading business intelligence solution designed specifically for can manufacturers, received interest from executives for its ability to detect, analyze, and eliminate production losses. The Acumence team demonstrated real-time production data allowing for data-driven decisions. And to address concerns in a tight market, the team demonstrated Acumence’s downtime monitoring, which provides insight into fault and root causes.
If a tool like Acumence might support your continuous improvement efforts, contact the Acumence team. We can demonstrate the software and discuss applications to your unique challenges.