By Christy Draus, Eagle Product Inspection
The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the trajectory for the year for virtually everyone. As companies ponder their next steps in this new normal to sustain operations, they need to make some major decisions and keep tabs on unfolding events.
These next steps include how to handle requirements and processes related to BRCGS standards at a time of social distancing, from top management meetings to onsite audits. Decisions and actions must also be taken on managing quality checks for critical control points, which is more important than ever, especially when the food supply chain is experiencing both high demand and disruption. At the same time, companies have to look forward on how they can advance their business in the future, including investments in new capital equipment, specifically inspection systems that are critical to food safety and quality.
What factors should companies consider when trying to determine if they should invest now in capital equipment that can bring them into the future? Those factors are based on answers to key questions and companies’ assessments of their own probability of detection and total cost of ownership.