In this Q&A, Jon Samson, Executive Director of AFTC at ATA and Samantha Cooper, manager of Food Safety and Quality Assurance at GMA answer the food industry’s questions on FSMA’s Sanitary Transportation Rule.
In January 2004, when aluminum giant Alcoa divested from Centennial, Colorado-based Stolle Machinery, Stolle’s management had to make some fast decisions about its enterprise application platform. Stolle Machinery designs, manufactures, and distributes equipment for the metal container industry. This equipment is used by packaging giants like Rexam and Ball, and these Stolle customers supply beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi as well as companies that can supply major food products, including SPAM®.
Heaven Hill Distilleries, a family-owned company with Depression-era roots, brought its IT system into the 21st century. By investing in an integrated business system, the company achieved a variety of efficiencies, including dramatic reductions in both finished goods inventory and lead times on customer orders.
Butcher’s Pet Care has implemented IFS Applications as its core ERP system. Delivered on-time and within budget, the investment provides a complete business management system with advanced forecasting and demand planning capabilities.Customer service support is also benefiting from increased visibility and seamless connectivity between sales, production and the warehouse. Read more about how Buther's Pet Care mastered the art of demand-driven manufacturing with IFS Applications.
Intercontinental Brands (ICB) produces 20 million bottles every year at its Middlesbrough plant.. Shipping to countries worldwide, the company’s first aim was to establish a single version of the truth by ripping out and replacing a number of disparate, aging systems. Its investment in software applications has given it room to grow, and dispensing its spreadsheets and filing cabinets for good.
Using IFS Applications™, Globus has gone from a bespoke, manual legacy system to a sensitive automated planning tool. All business areas are now fully integrated, providing enhanced inventory control as well as service delivery capacity. The result is significant savings in time, resources and costs.
Transportation logistics can be a challenge in and of itself, but without the right information at hand — it can quickly become a nightmare.
Unfortunately, food recalls aren’t a matter of “if one happens,” they are a matter of “when one happens.” And when one happens to your company, will you be able to quickly and effectively communicate it with the FDA? This article will illustrate the recall process and offer suggestions to help you get through it.
Food fraud, or Economically Motivated Adulteration (EMA), costs the food industry billions of dollars annually. Fraudsters intentionally misrepresent the true identity of food ingredients, artificially enhancing them with illegal dyes, concealing the use of undeclared banned biocides, or palming off counterfeits while evading detection. But, you can fight food fraud with powerful proactive tools that can help you anticipate and reduce your company’s vulnerability to EMA.
Bridging the gaps between the food industry and law enforcement, along with creating long-lasting, mutually-beneficial partnerships is essential in food defense efforts. This article will explain some of those efforts, their benefits, and how the food industry can continue to collaborate to protect the food supply chain.
For years, the food industry has listened to predictions about the growth of online grocery shopping, but was hesitant to prepare for the unknown. Now, through technology and innovative delivery models, such as click-and-collect, the industry is more capable of responding to consumers’ growing set of complex needs, and e-commerce growth in the food industry is more realistic and achievable than ever before.
Dozens of features aimed to optimize your operations, assist with food safety compliance and drive profits At JustFood, we’ve been creating software to help food companies manage food safety, improve operational efficiency and accelerate growth for over a decade. Deployed in the cloud and offering features like Microsoft Office 365 integration and custom workflows, our newest release makes it easier than ever to run your organization safely and profitably.
Food manufacturers and distributors are more than familiar with the steps and precautions they need to take in order to comply with global food safety initiatives like FSMA, GFSI and SQF. What they may not be aware of is how beneficial software can be in aiding initiatives around lot traceability, safety audits and recall readiness. This guide highlights the functionality and features food companies need from their business software to aid in their farm to fork traceability and food safety efforts.
John Beeze, Director of FCI Container Handling at Bevcorp, took some time out of his schedule at PACK EXPO 2014 to discuss some key issues in the beverage industry.