Case Study: An Unlikely Duo: Marriage of Digitalization & Sustainability in the Industrial Workplace

Frederic Baudart, Accruent Katherine Sanz, Pepsi Foods North America


In 2023, many modern organizations continue to struggle against the pressure to simultaneously digitalize their operations and drive sustainability programs. But it can be done – and Frito Lays is a perfect example of how it’s done right.

In this joint discussion, Accruent expert Frederic Baudart and Frito Lays’ Katherine Sanz explore digitalization and sustainability from a maintenance and operation perspective, diving into:

  • How Frito Lays’ digital transformation efforts have helped establish the organization as a leader in the food & beverage industry
  • How effective digitalization and implementation of Industry 4.0 tools can serve as a catalyst for true sustainability
  • The tools that are needed – including data aggregation, sensors, and M&R tools – to gather the data and insights
  • The role of manufacturing software like IoT sensors and CMMS/EMS systems to boost overall productivity
  • The relationship between sustainability and reliability, and how combining the two can automate processes, increase efficiencies, and create a digital thread of data

Come join us for a conversation about the future of manufacturing, green operations, and how to get it right.

Bio - Frederic Baudart

Frederic Baudart is Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Accruent, focusing on the company’s industrial & healthcare CMMS software product lines. He has 27+ years of experience in the field of service engineering, Maintenance & Reliability, Software, and X-ray services. He has held various sales, marketing, and services leadership roles in Services with Fluke and GE organizations. Baudart is often a presenter at conferences and has written many technical articles and case studies for global trade publications. He is a Thermal/Infrared Thermography Level II certified and holds his Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) certification. Baudart holds technical degrees in electrical and instrumentation engineering from a technical college in Belgium.

Bio - Katherine Sanz

Katherine Sanz is the Digitization Lead for the PFNA (Pepsi Foods North America) Sustainability Team. Her work focuses on accelerating the digital transformation of Pepsi’s food plants in North America, to drive the company’s 2030 climate and water goals. Her passion for sustainability, along with her technical background has allowed her to work in many different industries including chemical, oil & gas, automotive, defense, and most recently food and beverage. In her graduate studies her research focused on machine learning algorithms for remote sensing, which has fueled her interest in utilizing AI/ML methods to solve complex problems. Katherine holds a Masters’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.