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Stefan Czub, Plant Manager Strauss Cafe Poland
Strauss Cafe Poland Ltd. was founded in 1993 and is located near Poznan. It is a member of the International Strauss Group, employing 440 people for the production of roast and ground coffee.
Roast and ground coffee in variable packaging sizes and designs for the in-house brand MK CAFÉ and for various private labels.
The process chain includes determination of mixture proportions, roasting, grinding, degassing, and packaging of the finished product. About thirty machines (furnaces, mills, feeders, filling machines) and more than 100 tanks are used. Logistics processes include purchasing green coffee from overseas, purchasing raw materials and packaging materials, and taking part in the supply chain of strategic customers.
Production processes requires close cooperation between departments of receiving and validating customer orders, logistics, maintenance services and production management.
Balancing the production lines is of utmost importance, because the roast coffee cannot leave the closed technological lines and needs to be packaged within a certain amount of time. Additionally, minimum/maximum time constraints need to be considered between various processes. In short, roasting and degassing of coffee in tanks needs to be supply seven packaging machines from three production lines.