White Papers

  1. What’s The Secret To Managing F&B Trade/Spend Programs?
    7/24/2017

    The impact on sales of an effective trade spending program can dwarf your other marketing efforts. The hard part is identifying what is effective and what isn’t, and quantifying that effectiveness so you can make good decisions about trade spending in the future. The right business software features can help.

  2. Integrated Software Solutions: Preparing For And Managing Change
    7/24/2017

    Food business leaders understand implementing new integrated business software is a significant and technical challenge. But, many overlook things standing in the way of success, like resistance to change.

  3. Ensuring Product Quality And Safety In The Dairy Industry
    7/14/2017

    Processing and distributing dairy products necessitates a high level of quality control and strict adherence to regulatory requirements. It is paramount that dairy products are safe for consumption, free of a range of potential bacterial and physical contaminants. The packaged product weight must meet specifications, too.

  4. Checkweigher Multihead Filler Monitor Feature
    7/14/2017

    The Thermo Scientific™ Multihead Filler Monitor (MFM) feature is a new software option that enables customers to use their Thermo Scientific™ Versa checkweigher to monitor individual filler head performance in real time. The MFM displays statistics on screen for up to 16 individual filler heads simultaneously to identify filler heads that need adjustment. Customers can react to filler problems quickly, saving raw materials, production time, and re-work of nonconforming packaged products.

  5. Checkweighers: Using Data To Minimize Expensive Product Giveaways
    7/14/2017

    Making sure that final product weight is within acceptable min/max ranges is one of the critical manufacturing objectives for food, beverage, pharmaceutical and related companies. Overfills signal that the company is giving away product for which it is not being compensated; underfills mean that legal requirements are not being met which can result in recalls and regulatory action.

  6. Ensuring Compliance For New Food Safety Standards
    7/13/2017

    This white paper looks at the most common food safety standards and their latest requirements. Focusing on traceability, quality and quantity control, foreign body detection, hygienically-designed equipment and equipment calibration, it explains how implementation of a product inspection program can help food manufacturers meet these requirements in order to achieve compliance.

  7. Identifying Food Contaminants: What Technology Is Best For Your Application?
    7/5/2017

    Contaminants are a fact of life for food manufacturers, making contaminant detection systems a necessity. This article explains the process of calculating the ROI of foreign body detection systems.

  8. A Beginner’s Guide To Food Manufacturing And ERP Software
    6/22/2017

    Investing in integrated business software for any company is a large undertaking and not something that can be taken lightly. You need to look at every business process at your company and reconfigure it into this new system. For food manufacturers and distributors this is an especially daunting task, as there are many unique processes that you need to sure can be ported over to a system.

  9. Manufacturing Execution Systems And The Human Factor
    6/21/2017

    James Wood, Director, Factory & Activplant Product Lines at Aptean, discusses the benefits of bringing humanity to your workplace MES technologies.

  10. Bridging The Gap In The Batch Market
    6/9/2017

    Recipe management plays an important role in the success of batch manufacturing; often a key component in a company’s manufacturing operations transformation process. However, a huge gap exists in the market between simpler recipe management solutions offered in many software packages, batch management and control packages. This article will explain how to bridge that gap and detail the importance of management solutions in keeping high-quality and consistent recipes.