Manufacturers seeking a low-cost approach to commencing a dialogue on continuous improvement with their operators should examine OFS.

The OFS vision is for all manufactured products to be better made, with less effort and less waste. OFS software is widely used across dozens of different industries to increase manufacturing efficiencies and manufacturing profits.

MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, 22 Dec 2015 - Operations Feedback Systems (OFS) a leading provider of real time productivity improvement software, announced today that Asahi Beverages is deploying the OFS Software Suite across all of its manufacturing facilities in Australia and New Zealand. Large businesses with a distributed manufacturing footprint face significant challenges in identifying and propagating best practices. To be effective, all sites need to know how they are tracking against performance standards. The sites that are failing to meet these performance standards are the ones that need the most help and support from management.

​​"In order to propagate best practice throughout Asahi Beverages, I need to know how we are tracking against our performance standards. For this we have developed our own KPI methodology that lets us benchmark our performance at all levels", says Mr. Wayne Angus, GM of Manufacturing Operations.

"The problem we had was that just to calculate and distribute our KPIs every day required tremendous time and resource. OFS were able to give us our exact in-house KPIs, in realtime, which we see as a game changer. It means that the whole organisation, from myself to every operator are looking at how we are going, all the time, on any web browser. Not only did this immediately save us countless hours daily, but we see this as a key enabler on our best practice journey.”

Australian manufacturers poor record of embracing technology to drive efficiency is costing the nation billions of dollars in lost opportunity. According to a recent report by McKinsey & Co, manufacturers actually discard up to 99% of their data before decision makers ever have a chance to use it.

There are numerous opportunities for Australian manufacturers to become more efficient in very simple, inexpensive ways. For example, reviewing operating procedures, reducing changeover times, or identifying and improving under-performing assets can all yield tremendous returns with little or no capital requirements.

About OFS: ( is an Australasian company specialising in productivity and efficiency improvement software (OEE software) for global manufacturing industries. Tens of thousands of operators are using OFS technologies in dozens of industries. Customers of OFS include: Kraft/Cadbury, Coca-Cola Amatil, Electrolux, AstraZeneca, Asahi Beverages, Schweppes, Heinz, Orora, Dulux Group, Unilever, Goodman Fielder, PACT Group, Labelmakers, Visy Industries, Murray Goulburn, Tatura, Sanitarium, Standard Can, Thai Beverage Can and NCI.

About Asahi Beverages: (

Asahi Beverages is a member of the Japanese beverage company, Asahi Group Holdings. Asahi Beverages employs more than 2,500 people across Australia and New Zealand and manufactures, markets and distributes a broad portfolio of alcohol and non-alcohol beverage products, including soft drinks, juices, waters, sports drinks, energy drinks, beers, spirits, ciders and ready-to-drink mixed drinks, to suit a wide range of consumer needs.