McCain Driving Impact (MDI) x AI

The Challenge

McCain Foods Limited is the world’s largest manufacturer of frozen potato products. Their new project McCain Driving Impact (MDI) is leveraging AI to address pain points plaguing the potato processing supply chain. The proposed solution will use AI and machine learning to minimize spoiled potato raw input from growers, reduce the amount of waste, further increase throughput and finished good quality, allow production lines to operate more smoothly, identify problematic areas along the manufacturing process and ensure efficient use of utilities and detection of potential waste.



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McCain Driving Impact (MDI) x AI


“We are honoured that the SCALE AI Investment Committee has recognized the ambition of this program, to maintain McCain’s competitiveness and commitment to sustainability while driving forward our innovation agenda. The opportunity to bring technology and AI into our manufacturing operations is our next great leap-forward to benefit our full supply chain, from growers, to distributors to customers and to end consumers who enjoy our products every day.”

— Dr. Attila Tamer, Chief Manufacturing Operations Officer, McCain Food Limited
Made possible through the
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Gouvernement du Québec
Gouvernement du Canada

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