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Food and Drug Safety: Prevention Better Than Cure (For Sure) - Part 1
Food production and distribution is a serious and strategic business, and I am not aware of anyone in my surroundings that takes it lightly; food can not only

food safety certifications  systematic preventive approach to food safety and pharmaceutical safety that addresses physical, chemical, and biological hazards as a means of prevention rather than finished product inspection. Still, like lot control and traceability, HACCP is only a piece of a much broader product safety issue. Proactive Product Safety Some of the market experts within leading enterprise resource planning (ERP ) vendors have thus started to develop a broader strategy to proactively protect food safety. The higher the

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Food and Drug Safety: Prevention Better Than Cure (For Sure) - Part 2


Part I of this blog series introduced the burning issues of food safety and the resultant need for a holistic and proactive safety strategy (rather than to reactively recall plagued products). The previous post also talked in more detail about Lawson Software’s holistic approach entitled The "4Ps" of Food Safety. In this part, Rory Granros, process industry and product marketing manager at

food safety certifications  the burning issues of food safety and the resultant need for a holistic and proactive safety strategy (rather than to reactively recall plagued products). The previous post also talked in more detail about Lawson Software’s holistic approach entitled The 4Ps of Food Safety . In this part, Rory Granros, process industry and product marketing manager at Infor , also strongly opines that in order to protect product safety, companies need a holistic and proactive Product Compliance Strategy. Infor’s Read More

KronosWorks 2011: Beyond Time Clocks for Modern Workforce Management


Kronos, the company that introduced the first micro-processor time clock in the 1970s, knows how tricky workforce management (WFM) can be. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic looks at WFM challenges facing organizations, particularly those with large, complex workforces, and how Kronos’ innovative solutions help companies control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity.

food safety certifications  which workers can pre-order food from the local canteen or restaurant (and even have the bill deducted from their wages). With some self-deprecation, Ain said that the app was so easy that “even a CEO could do it.” Rock solid: With more than 30 years in the business, nobody knows time clocks better than Kronos. The InTouch clock has been put through extensive testing to ensure that it can withstand extensive user manipulation, ambiance conditions, etc. InTouch is generally available in Chinese Read More

Not Yet Sold on SaaS ERP in Manufacturing? Take a Hard Look at Plex Online - Part 3


Part 1 of this blog series explained Plex Systems’ ebullience and growth despite a hostile and depressed environment, especially in the discrete manufacturing sector. While the software as a service (SaaS) model is now mainstream in many functional areas of business, the article concurred with Frank Scavo’s recent assertion that, for the time being, there is only one true SaaS enterprise resource

food safety certifications  as life sciences/medical devices, food and beverage (F&B), and aerospace and defense (A&D). The intent is to increase penetration in these industries’ sub-sectors using the quality/compliance management capabilities as an entrée, as well as via trade associations and Web marketing. In addition to growing both its inside sales and direct sales teams (i.e., “the feet on the street ), Plex is also seeking sales and service partners in Europe, Asia, and other geographies (currently generating about 40 Read More

Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary


For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI fielded a similar survey in Canada, offering an intriguing look into the differences between the Canadian and US manufacturing landscapes. This executive summary presents combined data from these surveys, aimed at helping manufacturers meet future challenges.

food safety certifications  manufacturing 5.2% 5.5% 3.5% Food manufacturing 3.5% 3.8% 2.1% Printing and related support activities 2.7% 2.9% 1.4% Furniture and related product manufacturing 2.7% 2.8% 2.1% Paper manufacturing 2.6% 2.3% 4.1% Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing 2.3% 2.8% 0.0% Wood product manufacturing 2.2% 2.3% 2.1% Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing 0.5% 0.4% 1.4% Apparel manufacturing 0.5% 0.5% 0.7% Textile mills 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% Textile product mills 0.4% 0.4% 0.7% Petroleum and coal products Read More

Infor Launches Implementation Accelerator for Food and Beverage Industry


Infor recently announced general availability of the Infor Implementation Accelerators for food and beverage industry customers. The solution, formerly known under the QuickStep moniker, is designed for organizations that want to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution quickly, while still benefiting from its flexibility to support future growth. Infor Implementation

food safety certifications  Launches Implementation Accelerator for Food and Beverage Industry Infor recently announced  general availability of the Infor Implementation Accelerators for food and beverage industry customers. The solution, formerly known under the QuickStep moniker, is designed for organizations that want to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution quickly, while still benefiting from its flexibility to support future growth. Infor Implementation Accelerators are preconfigured industry and product Read More

Food and Beverage "Delights"


Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop, how can small to medium manufacturers cope with the same external pressures with comparatively fewer resources?

food safety certifications  preparation, and consumption. The food we eat comes from an industry that, in the US, is a $700 billion (USD) industry, or one sixth of the total industry output. In the European Union (EU), food and beverage expenditures average about 13 percent of household consumption. A major portion of the global economy involves harvesting, processing, storing, and distributing food and drinks, ensuring a plentiful supply at supermarkets, restaurants, and other food outlets. Part One of the series Food and Beverage Read More

Product Safety and Stewardship: Taking a Strategic Approach to Safer and "Greener" Products


For many product manufacturers, the move toward safer and environmentally friendlier products involves mixed emotions. The benefit to the planet is a given. However, if not approached strategically, it can come at a high cost. This paper provides a perspective on product-related environmental regulations, their business impact, their trajectory, and how companies can move from tactical and reactive risk mitigation to seizing competitive advantage.

food safety certifications  Safety and Stewardship: Taking a Strategic Approach to Safer and Greener Products For many product manufacturers, the move toward safer and environmentally friendlier products involves mixed emotions. The benefit to the planet is a given. However, if not approached strategically, it can come at a high cost. This paper provides a perspective on product-related environmental regulations, their business impact, their trajectory, and how companies can move from tactical and reactive risk mitigation Read More

Dealing with Food Industry Pressures


Small and medium food and beverage companies have the same regulatory requirements as large companies, but with significantly fewer resources with which to address them. Companies need systems that can provide comprehensive traceability information at the touch of a button.

food safety certifications  Regulations As mentioned before, food safety is an absolute requirement, since having control over what we eat is a constant concern, and food nutritionists, scientists, and environmentalists watch over the food industry for health and safety reasons. Core to most regulations is tracking and tracing. Being able to track product from farm to fork, or in a one up and one down fashion combines the collection of appropriate information, the organization of that information, and the retrieval of Read More

Traceability in Food and Beverage Processing


Food safety has been top-of-mind for both consumers and industry executives for a number of years. Clearly traceability plays a large role in overall food safety, and in general food and beverage processors are doing better than many other industries. However, the stakes are high when it comes to food safety and there is still a lot of room for improvement, especially upstream in the food supply chain. Find out more.

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Tracing Food Quality and Safety, or We Are What We Eat, After All (Part II)


Part I of this blog post introduced the burning issues of food safety and the ensuing need for traceability. To the end of providing entire food supply chain traceability and information visibility, mid-March, during its CUE 2008 annual user conference, Lawson Software announced the availability of Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0, the first version offered within the US market. The application is

food safety certifications  the burning issues of food safety and the ensuing need for traceability . To the end of providing entire food supply chain traceability and information visibility, mid-March, during its CUE 2008 annual user conference , Lawson Software announced the availability of Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0 , the first version offered within the US market. The application is designed to help companies in the food and beverage (F&B) industries improve product quality and help prevent and manage potential food safety and Read More

How Food Manufacturers Can Protect Margins in Uncertain Times


As raw material and energy costs skyrocket, it is essential that food processors understand and control the costs of production. Unfortunately, many food manufacturers rely on inventory procedures that are peppered with disconnected technologies and inefficient manual processes. Find out how you can avoid the five problems caused by poorly controlled inventory and how to protect your margins in an uncertain market.

food safety certifications  Food Manufacturers Can Protect Margins in Uncertain Times As raw material and energy costs skyrocket, it is essential that food processors understand and control the costs of production. Unfortunately, many food manufacturers rely on inventory procedures that are peppered with disconnected technologies and inefficient manual processes. Find out how you can avoid the five problems caused by poorly controlled inventory and how to protect your margins in an uncertain market. Read More

Cost and Pricing Models in Food and Beverage Processing: Seeing the Forest through the Trees


Lost sight of your bottom line? Product pricing not in step with your actual costs? So busy trying to stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your costs under control? Cost and pricing models, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can help you better understand your costs. Put corrective measures into motion before problems occur—and save your food and beverage enterprise time and money.

food safety certifications  and Pricing Models in Food and Beverage Processing: Seeing the Forest through the Trees Lost sight of your bottom line? Product pricing not in step with your actual costs? So busy trying to stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your costs under control? Cost and pricing models, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can help you better understand your costs. Put corrective measures into motion before problems occur—and save your food and beverage enterprise time and Read More

Is Intentia Truly Industry’s First In Food Traceability?


With the acquisition of 49% of the Norwegian software company Scase, Intentia claims to be the first Enterprise Applications provider to offer an integrated system for origin tracing of food items. The announcement provides potential benefits for the livestock processing industry in the EU, but enterprises that are neither in the processing of livestock nor part of the EU will see limited application.

food safety certifications  Truly Industry’s First In Food Traceability? Event Summary As a result of their acquisition of 49% of the Norwegian software company Scase on March 15, Intentia International AB (XSSE: INT B), a Swedish provider of enterprise business applications, has announced that it is the first Enterprise Applications provider to offer an integrated system for origin tracing of food items. According to Intentia's John Gledhill, Food & Beverage Industry Application Manager, With the pressures now being created by Read More

Tracing Food Quality and Safety, or We Are What We Eat, After All (Part II)


Part I of this blog post introduced the burning issues of food safety and the ensuing need for traceability. To the end of providing entire food supply chain traceability and information visibility, mid-March, during its CUE 2008 annual user conference, Lawson Software announced the availability of Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0, the first version offered within the US market. The application is

food safety certifications  the burning issues of food safety and the ensuing need for traceability . To the end of providing entire food supply chain traceability and information visibility, mid-March, during its CUE 2008 annual user conference , Lawson Software announced the availability of Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0 , the first version offered within the US market. The application is designed to help companies in the food and beverage (F&B) industries improve product quality and help prevent and manage potential food safety and Read More