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Food and Beverage
Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop

local food production  always go to the local grocery store or a large supermarket and look at the signs (categories) above the aisles. It is also true that food and beverage companies have a wide variety of channels between their plants and the ultimate consumer. Broadly defined, three markets exist for food manufacturers: The food service market consists of those locations where food is consumed outside the home: restaurants, cafeterias, vending machines, etc. The retail market consists of the food purchased at retailers for Read More...
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The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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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

local food production  packaging to suit a local market or customer. This approach should ensure consistency and brand integrity, no matter how many new products the food producer needs to meet changing requirements. Enterprise applications play a major role in new product introduction. A midsized manufacturer reports that the time between producing an acceptable test batch and reaching full production was thirty to forty-five days. The delay resulted from the difficulties involved in gathering all the necessary information, Read More...
Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry
In the food and beverage industry, the channel master makes final volume decisions and mostly controls the unit price, with the manufacturer having limited

local food production  taste would protect its local markets. These assumptions have proven false. Incredibly, a food processor on the US West Coast tells us that its Chinese competitor can deliver product to the US West Coast at a lower cost than even the domestic manufactures can. Fresh products are now always available in most markets, imported from countries once considered to be too far away to compete. Since consumers now expect a year-round supply of seasonal products, it is an extremely complicated process involving Read More...
Competing Globally-Predicting Demand and Delivering Optimally
To benefit from globalization (or to meet its threat), a food manufacturer must be prepared. To sell into new markets, the manufacturer needs to be a better

local food production  as banned ingredients and local label requirements. Part Six of the series Food and Beverage Delights. To benefit from global sourcing, the midsized manufacturer requires excellent control over quality and shelf life, and planning systems that are both accurate and proactive. With dynamic recipe adjustment capabilities, some software applications can help manufacturers minimize the effects of variability throughout their manufacturing process and supply chain, while meeting compliance and specification Read More...
Sodebo Selects DynaSys Demand Planning Solution
About a year ago, QAD made the wise and relatively inexpensive acquisition of DynaSys in France for sales and operations planning (S@OP), procurement planning

local food production  out the lesser known local specialist offerings FuturMaster and VIF in the final round. DynaSys' flagship n.SKEP solution was designed to meet the demand management needs of agri-food businesses, and this was one of the “order-winning” criteria for Sodebo. DynaSys has patented its Single Click Collaborative (SCC) in-memory technology, and it boasts a list of  more than 120 high-profile European customers in luxury consumer goods and life sciences . The solution supports collaboration for long-, Read More...
Colonial Grocers Selects VAI S2K for Food
Time and again it's been shown that a sharp industry focus can help lesser known and smaller enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors remain relevant amid

local food production  Grocers Selects VAI S2K for Food Time and again it's been shown that a sharp industry focus can help lesser known and smaller enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendors remain relevant amid cutthroat competition. One such smaller vendor is VAI ( Vormittag Associates, Inc. ), a provider of ERP software in IBM ’s ecosystem , which recently announced that  Colonial Grocers has selected its S2K for Food software  to improve inventory management processes, increase productivity and service levels, Read More...
Retalix Strives for Leadership in Retail Food Segment
Retalix, a supply chain software provider is positioning itself to be a segment pack leader through vendor positioning, vertical differentiation, and horizontal

local food production  Strives for Leadership in Retail Food Segment Introduction Every vendor aspires to be a segment pack leader, the one that all competitors watch. Retalix, a supply chain software provider for the retail food industry is no exception. Through internal development and corporate acquisitions is expanding its functional scope. This combined with its corporate and product strategies, and company performance, may very well make Retalix realize its potential as a segment leader in the food retail, food Read More...
Seven Must-have ERP Features for Food Manufacturers
Food manufacturers are facing tougher challenges than ever before. To meet record-keeping and lot-tracking requirements, they must be able to track every single

local food production  Must-have ERP Features for Food Manufacturers Food manufacturers are facing tougher challenges than ever before. To meet record-keeping and lot-tracking requirements, they must be able to track every single ingredient in their products—from receipt through processing, packaging, and shipping—to the exact customer location. Discover how enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions help, and learn the seven features a food manufacturer must have in its ERP solution. Read More...
Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities?
Invensys has created a new group within its Production Management Division called Invensys Production Solutions. The group includes the PRISM and Protean

local food production  Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities? Event Summary Recently, after a lengthy and painstaking soul-searching exercise, Invensys plc , the global automation and controls group with headquarters in the UK, created a new group within its Production Management Division (PMD) called Invensys Production Solutions (IPS) ( www.invensysproductionsolutions.com ). The group will include the PRISM and Protean process ERP products plus the resources of Read More...
Traceability 2.0: Ensuring Food Safety through Multi-dimensional Traceability
Ever stricter guidelines and policies to ensure the safety of the US food supply mean many food company executives need to assess their methods of minimizing

local food production  2.0: Ensuring Food Safety through Multi-dimensional Traceability Ever stricter guidelines and policies to ensure the safety of the US food supply mean many food company executives need to assess their methods of minimizing food safety incidents. Existing “one-up” or “one-back” measures no longer go far enough. Make sure you get a wider view: find out how multi-dimensional traceability (MDT) can help collect and analyze information at every step in the food production process chain. Read More...
Innovative, Sustainable, and Responsive: Food and Beverage Manufacturers Evolve for the New Economy
To satisfy customer requirements profitably, food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers must work at the pace of change, which has accelerated in regulations

local food production  Sustainable, and Responsive: Food and Beverage Manufacturers Evolve for the New Economy To satisfy customer requirements profitably, food and beverage (F&B) manufacturers must work at the pace of change, which has accelerated in regulations, consumer buying patterns, and the needs of retail, restaurant, and industrial foodservice customers. Know the three major challenges facing F&B manufacturers today and what they need to do to streamline their operations for greater efficiencies and waste red Read More...
ERP for Food Manufacturing
Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges, including increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, low margins, and constantly changing

local food production  for Food Manufacturing Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges, including increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, low margins, and constantly changing consumer tastes. This white paper examines the food industry’s issues, and explains how an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution can help with controlling costs, managing inventory, and meeting government regulations, and outlines some of the key functionality food manufacturers should look for when Read More...
Continuous Testing of Production Web Applications
Is your information security system staying on top of the 400 new threats that appear monthly? Securing your Web applications is not a one-time event, but a

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Case Study: Virtu
A rapid growth in production encouraged ready-made food product manufacturer Virtu to invest in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The ERP

local food production  Study: Virtu A rapid growth in production encouraged ready-made food product manufacturer Virtu to invest in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The ERP solution helps the company manage hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) standards, recipe-based production planning, warehouse management, bookkeeping, and product shipping. Learn more about the ERP solution and the company’s plans for further automation. Read More...
It's the 24th Hour: Do You Know Where Your Food Product Is?


local food production  s the 24th Hour: Do You Know Where Your Food Product Is? Read More...

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