Pepsi-Cola Venezuela, C.A. (“Pepsi-Cola”) has selected Dyadem’s FTA-Pro, a software solution that analyzes the potential for failure from the top down and identifies all the possible ways a failure can occur within a system. Empresas Polar is one of the country’s largest producers of both food and beverages.

Dyadem’s FTA-Pro software solution uses the Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) methodology to determine the reliability of production equipment and can predict when and where a failure will occur. FTA-Pro facilitates compliance with safety and regulatory requirements, allowing companies to reduce design defects, product recalls and production downtime. The result is an increased ability to produce safe, reliable, high quality products. Dyadem’s FTA-Pro serves as an effective early warning system that allows a company to make proactive decisions when failures are predicted. This is an essential function for Pepsi-Cola due to the fact that it can take up to a year to import new machine parts to Venezuela. Dyadem’s FTA-Pro identifies the potential areas where a breakdown will occur, and gives Pepsi-Cola a warning to begin the ordering process for replacement parts.

With FTA-Pro serving as Pepsi-Cola’s reliability solution, the company has realized a user-friendly oversight system. Dyadem’s FTA-Pro is being used to improve Pepsi-Cola’s maintenance program and is helping the company personnel understand the contributing factors to a system failure while preventing future occurrences.

“Our machinery is the latest in technology so when a breakdown occurs it could take up to a year to get certain parts replaced,” said Daniel Boos, Quality Assurance Manager, Pepsi-Cola. “With Dyadem’s FTA-Pro we are now able to identify potential failures well in advance. This gives us time to improve the reliability of the machinery and it also helps us avoid the high costs and the wasted time associated with machinery breakdowns. Dyadem’s FTA-Pro has served as a reliable tool that is easy to use and that enriches our continuous improvement program.”

Prior to implementing Dyadem technology, Pepsi-Cola was relying on a manual assessment process that was both unreliable and time intensive. The implementation of FTA-Pro serves as a troubleshooting mechanism that can also determine the root cause of potential problems. Failures that would otherwise go unnoticed are now much more likely to be detected. In addition, implementing the FTA methodology can identify the underlying causes leading to the potential risks, measure the contributing factors, and ultimately prevent their recurrence. Since deploying Dyadem’s software solution, Pepsi-Cola is expected to increase productivity operating in a manner that is more proactive instead of reactive.

“Pepsi-Cola is a brand name worldwide, and an important contributor to the Venezuelan economy,” said Kevin North, President and CEO of Dyadem. “Not surprisingly, Pepsi-Cola Venezuela is using cutting-edge technologies to ensure that it meets the demands of its customers. Dyadem’s Quality Risk Management solutions give food and beverage companies the ability to operate their machinery based on known quality, reliability and performance data and to make proactive decisions before systems are compromised.”

About Dyadem
Dyadem is the market leader in Operational Risk Management and Quality Risk Management solutions. Dyadem provides software and services that empower companies to discover and manage the risks to people and products in the design and manufacturing processes. Dyadem helps some of the world’s largest companies achieve regulatory compliance and business continuity, serving the oil & gas, chemical, mining, pharmaceutical, medical, automotive, electronics and aerospace and defense industries. For more information, visit www.dyadem.com

About PepsiCo
PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP) is one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies, with 2008 annual revenues of more than $43 billion. The company operates in approximately 200 countries, and employs approximately 198,000 people worldwide. Its principal businesses include: Frito-Lay snacks, Pepsi-Cola beverages, Gatorade sports drinks, Tropicana juices and Quaker foods. The PepsiCo portfolio includes 18 brands that generate $1 billion or more each in annual retail sales. PepsiCo’s commitment to sustainable growth, defined as Performance with Purpose, is focused on generating healthy financial returns while giving back to communities the company serves. This includes meeting consumer needs for a spectrum of convenient foods and beverages, reducing the company’s impact on the environment through water, energy and packaging initiatives, and supporting its employees through a diverse and inclusive culture that recruits and retains world-class talent. PepsiCo is listed on the Dow Jones World and North America Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.pepsico.com

About Empresas Polar
Founded as a small brewery in 1941, Empresas Polar is one of Venezuela’s largest private firms, serving over 250,000 customers directly. Its Polar beer owns some 70% of the country’s beer market. Polar also manufactures and distributes non-alcoholic beverages that include PepsiCo brands, as well as corn meal and corn oil, pasta, and seafood. Other product lines include animal feed, canned food, and cleaning products. For more information, visit www.empresas-polar.com

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