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ERP & Co.: How Process Manufacturers Use Technology to Scale New Heights
In this blog post, I’ll examine how growth-oriented organizations will build their IT infrastructure around ERP, and then integrate systems in other related

scale food production  Manufacturers Use Technology to Scale New Heights In this blog post, I’ll examine how growth-oriented organizations will build their IT infrastructure around ERP, and then integrate systems in other related areas to optimize their ERP capabilities. In the Beginning There Was ERP The recent TurtleSpice ERP series featured on the TEC blog features a fictionalized company within the process industry going through the decision process to determine what ERP system would best meet its needs. In the case of

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ToolsGroup-Statistics-based Supply Chain Planning


ToolsGroup continues to carve out a space for itself in supply chain. Not satisfied with being the last remaining independent multi-echelon inventory optimization (MEIO) vendor, ToolsGroup is pushing forward with broader supply chain capabilities centered around a core statistics-focused demand forecasting capability. While many will argue the virtues of “top down” vs. “middle out” vs. “bottom up”

scale food production  distribution networks that can scale to up to millions of stock-keeping units (SKU) locations. Costly out of stocks. Example: food and beverage industry, where the volume of business makes out-of-stocks quite costly. Critical “long tail” service levels. Example: healthcare and pharmaceutical companies, and specialty chemical companies, who need to deliver very high service levels, even for slower-moving products. Forecast complexity from promotions. Example: retail industry, where omni-channel Read More

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

scale food production  time and cost to scale, ensure product safety, and improve the product success rates.  In parallel, companies can benefit from reduced costs, improved product performance, sustainability, minimized time-to-market (TTM ), and ensured product’s regulatory compliance . Material and Product Screening and Control Since suppliers represent a high area of potential risk, integrating more data and more frequent supplier interactions can proactively improve safety. The appropriate level of material disclosure, Read More

Intentia's Movex for Food and Beverage: Gaining a Foothold in North America Part 1: Functions and Features of Movex


Intentia's Movex solution for the food and beverage industries has been highly regarded in Europe and the Pacific Rim. Now, Intentia is ready to gain foothold in North America. Read on to discover why this software for the process manufacturing industries should be on every food and beverage prospect’s shortlist of vendors.

scale food production  frequently on a global scale, even for the food and beverage prospects. Specifically, this three-part article provides a glimpse of Intentia's Movex software offering by discussing the following aspects: Overview of Intentia (Part One) ERP functions and features (Part One) SCM functions and features (Part Two) Additional functions and features (Part Two) Observations and user recommendations (Part Three) This is Part One of a three-part note. Part Two will discuss functions and features for SCM. Part Read More

Growing Food and Beverage Businesses: Innovation to Maximize Market Opportunities


Global demand for food and beverages continues to rise, and the market will pay a premium for partially prepared healthier choices. Food and beverage manufacturers with innovative solutions for these niche markets are in a position to gain brand dominance, resulting in higher revenues, profits, and market share. Discover tactical and strategic innovative practices that can help support changes in your business processes.

scale food production  more cost effective for large-scale food preparation. Those with innovative solutions for these niche markets are in a position to gain brand dominance and market loyalty that result in higher revenues, profits, and market share. Seizing Opportunities for Growth Market leaders in this industry are no longer primarily selling whole products in bulk to grocers, food manufacturers, and food service preparers. Today they are seizing market opportunities in response to global and local demand for greater Read More

From Farm to Fork: The Need for Traceability in the Food Chain


Traceability and visibility in the global food supply chain is crucial to farmers and food processors, in light of recent major food recalls. Manufacturers need to tightly manage their production quality, even into the suppliers’ operations, to comply with FDA requirements. ERP solutions, like Plex Online, enable food manufacturers to track every ingredient in every product at least one-up and one-back in their supply chains.

scale food production  Farm to Fork: The Need for Traceability in the Food Chain Traceability and visibility in the global food supply chain is crucial to farmers and food processors, in light of recent major food recalls. Manufacturers need to tightly manage their production quality, even into the suppliers’ operations, to comply with FDA requirements. ERP solutions, like Plex Online, enable food manufacturers to track every ingredient in every product at least one-up and one-back in their supply chains. 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.

scale food production  in Food and Beverage Processing Plex Online manufacturing ERP software offers a completely integrated solution, from recipe management to production, shipment and accounting, enabling food and beverage processors and packagers to effortlessly track lot properties while optimizing and improving other business processes Source: Plex Systems Resources Related to Traceability in Food and Beverage Processing : Traceability (Wikipedia) Traceability in Food and Beverage Processing Food and Beverage Read More

Food Distribution Vertical Industry Brief


Food giants and technology providers work together to improve the efficiency of food processing, and storage and distribution operations, so that food products can be harvested, stored, and moved to the dinner table quickly and at less cost. This vertical brief focuses on specific issues within today's food distribution industry, explaining how IT solutions can help food distributors improve efficiency and reduce overall costs that drive up profits in an extremely competitive, low margin business.

scale food production  Distribution Vertical Industry Brief Food giants and technology providers work together to improve the efficiency of food processing, and storage and distribution operations, so that food products can be harvested, stored, and moved to the dinner table quickly and at less cost. This vertical brief focuses on specific issues within today's food distribution industry, explaining how IT solutions can help food distributors improve efficiency and reduce overall costs that drive up profits in an extremely Read More

Effective Food-service Trade-spending and Contract Management


For food-service manufacturers, effective trade-spending and contract management are essential to stimulate demand, and to reward distributors and operators for achieving volume and growth objectives. The execution of such programs, however, is often a painful process for all parties involved. Find out how you can manage the entire bill-back life cycle, from initiation to settlement, and minimize error-prone manual intervention.

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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.

scale food production  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

Stackable Switches: A Better Way to Scale SAN Infrastructure


Fibre channel storage area networks (SANs) used to be implemented in only high-end enterprise class data centers, but this is no longer the case. SANs have become more affordable and can be widely implemented without sacrificing performance. When you need to expand your frame-based computer network, consider stackable switches as a cost-effective solution for the infrastructure of a fibre channel SAN.

scale food production  A Better Way to Scale SAN Infrastructure Fibre channel storage area networks (SANs) used to be implemented in only high-end enterprise class data centers, but this is no longer the case. SANs have become more affordable and can be widely implemented without sacrificing performance. When you need to expand your frame-based computer network, consider stackable switches as a cost-effective solution for the infrastructure of a fibre channel SAN. Read More

Cloud/SaaS is the Perfect Solution for Food and Beverage Processors


Fast becoming the preferred delivery model for companies in other manufacturing industries, software as a service (SaaS) is being adopted by food and beverage processing companies using inadequate management systems. See how a SaaS-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system helps processors operate more efficiently and profitably, and enables world-class security, disaster recovery, and an expandable storage capacity.

scale food production  SaaS is the Perfect Solution for Food and Beverage Processors Fast becoming the preferred delivery model for companies in other manufacturing industries, software as a service (SaaS) is being adopted by food and beverage processing companies using inadequate management systems. See how a SaaS-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) system helps processors operate more efficiently and profitably, and enables world-class security, disaster recovery, and an expandable storage capacity. Read More

Enterprises Must Look To Scale Mobility With a New Platform Approach


The intersection of mobile, social, analytics, and cloud technologies is transforming industry, commerce and human social behavior in an unprecedented way. For brands, this requires them to re-envision interactions with employees, partners and customers across business processes, and to rethink the IT services and methodologies they use to support these processes. Read this white paper to learn more about the specifics of how greater mobile maturity can benefit your company.

scale food production  Must Look To Scale Mobility With a New Platform Approach The intersection of mobile, social, analytics, and cloud technologies is transforming industry, commerce and human social behavior in an unprecedented way. For brands, this requires them to re-envision interactions with employees, partners and customers across business processes, and to rethink the IT services and methodologies they use to support these processes. Read this white paper to learn more about the specifics of how greater Read More

Eight "Must Have" ERP Features for Food Processors


To meet their recordkeeping and lot-tracking requirements, food and beverage processors must be able to rapidly identify and track every single ingredient in their products, from receipt through processing, packaging, and shipping, to the exact customer location. For this, such companies are turning to innovative software solutions. Read about the eight features a food or beverage processor must have in its ERP software.

scale food production  Must Have ERP Features for Food Processors To meet their recordkeeping and lot-tracking requirements, food and beverage processors must be able to rapidly identify and track every single ingredient in their products, from receipt through processing, packaging, and shipping, to the exact customer location. For this, such companies are turning to innovative software solutions. Read about the eight features a food or beverage processor must have in its ERP software. Read More