In a recent Ice Talk I explored how technology has given me the freedom to do more. Now I would like to touch on how technology can help your company do more with less. Having the tools to do more with fewer resources gives a company the edge that leads to company growth in a competitive market.
Packaged ice producers of all sizes have embraced technology within their business. Computers are utilized to manage customer accounts, cash flow, and taxes. Technology updates within delivery trucks are producing better gas mileage and less vehicle maintenance. Most ice companies have even embraced handheld computing technology within their delivery fleet. So why have the majority of the ice production facilities remained the same for decades? It is not to say that packaged ice producers have not made equipment improvements throughout their facilities, but most still utilize antiquated bulk storage and ice processing equipment loosely integrated and operated by under-skilled and problematic employees. Too many resources are being utilized to make a bag of ice and not enough resources are going into the selling of the packaged ice product. Making packaged ice should be easy, and as an owner or facility manager, it shouldn’t consume your valuable time and resources. Today’s technologies are giving us the tools to develop packaged ice facilities that require only a single operator to produce 100, 200, or even 300 pallets of ice products per day. Our AIS Control Systems require almost no operator intervention while making remote monitoring, diagnostics, and sometime even remote repairs a possibility. Today’s AIS Ice Processing Systems put more usable, quality ice in the bag with minimal waste ice management. These highly productive manufacturing facilities produce your products smarter so you can spend your time and resources selling ice and building your customer base. Would you like freedom to do more? If you have been considering updates to your facility, let AIS help you embrace today’s technology to yield smarter company growth.