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Tracing Food Quality and Safety, or We Are What We Eat, After All (Part II)
Part I of this blog post introduced the burning issues of food safety and the ensuing need for traceability. To the end of providing entire food supply chain

animal production  safety, sustainable development and animal welfare. Lawson developed its solution in conjunction with one of the world's largest aquaculture feed production companies, Nutreco (a minor part of whose business is also poultry processing). Trace Engine is a standalone, web-based, configurable repository that can receive, filter and interpret any trace line information from virtually any system within the user enterprise, its suppliers, transporters, customers or any other third party. This product overlays Read More
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Food Safety, Government Regulations, and Brand Protection
Many food companies are investing significant funds in building awareness for their brands in the market, which can pay off amply in competitive, commodity

animal production  protect the food and animal feed supply. It requires having the means to provide reporting mechanisms required beyond traditional lot traceability. With the FDA having authority over about 80 percent of the US food supply, the Bioterrorism Act will have more impact on the worldwide food and beverage industry than all other regulations combined. While limited exemptions exist, the law is intended to be broadly applied to all companies that manufacture, process, pack, hold, transport, distribute, or Read More
The Truth about Data Mining
It is now imperative that businesses be prudent. With rising volumes of data, traditional analytical techniques may not be able to discover valuable data

animal production  Modeling diseases in an animal population based on information relevant to the species in question can, through predictions, help estimate risk of disease. Cross-selling . More commonly known in this scenario as market basket analysis , data mining can provide insight into cross-selling patterns. Online book stores such as Amazon.com use this technique to present recommendations on books related to the one being reviewed or purchased. Taxonomy formations . Data mining can be applied in situations in Read More
Fatal Flaws and Technology Choices
Food and beverage manufacturers rely on information technology to meet market demands. However, food is one market where most enterprise applications show a

animal production  one raw material (an animal) and then produces many finished products (various cuts of meat). These environments absolutely need the ability to model disassembly, and therefore need inverted (or V-shaped) BOMs. Again, few application software products can model the inverted bill, and even fewer can fully support the full operational and analytical needs stemming from this very basic requirement. There is also a need for control of output material, which means defining complicated material process flows, Read More
Is Intentia Truly Industry’s First In Food Traceability?
With the acquisition of 49% of the Norwegian software company Scase, Intentia claims to be the first Enterprise Applications provider to offer an integrated

animal production  using integration with external animal passport databases, such as those being created within the EU to give the consumer the total view of the history of any animal. These details include, its origin, the breed, where it has been throughout its life, veterinary records, slaughter information etc. This information can then sent by e-file to each store when a delivery of meat, fish or poultry is made, this will give the consumer (in store) the ability to buy with total confidence. New functionality will Read More
SignalDemand: Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 2
Part 1 of this blog series described the conundrum that commodity-based manufacturers encounter when it comes to determining the best price, production mix, and

animal production  Dealing with Supply- and Demand-side Pricing Matters - Part 2 Part 1 of this blog series described the conundrum that commodity-based manufacturers encounter when it comes to determining the best price, production mix, and volumes . It also introduced SignalDemand, Inc., which applies math and science to the problem of price and margin optimization software for large-scale manufacturers. SignalDemand stands alone as the only provider of price management and optimization software that takes Read More
ANIMART Selects abas-USA ERP
ANIMART, a provider of animal health and veterinary products and supplies as well as over-the-counter and prescription products for dairy and livestock

animal production  , a provider of animal health and veterinary products and supplies as well as over-the-counter and prescription products for dairy and livestock, recently selected abas-ERP to help streamline and manage its growing business. The company will require a custom implementation including standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) features for distribution such as distribution master schedule (DMS), customer relationship management (CRM), warehousing, detailed planning, finance, costing, controlling, and Read More
INTERAL
For almost 20 years, INTERAL has been providing maintenance, procurement and inventory, and production management solutions; data collection systems; and, more

animal production  For almost 20 years, INTERAL has been providing maintenance, procurement and inventory, and production management solutions; data collection systems; and, more recently, time management solutions. The company serves its North American customers from its corporate headquarters in Quebec City, Quebec (Canada). European and North African customers are served by INTERAL's subsidiary, INTERAL Technological Solutions, Inc. Read More
Lean Knowledge Work
The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are

animal production  Knowledge Work The Toyota production system has been on one of the most important schools of thought in operations, and has spawned several spin-offs. All these approaches are based on similar principles that are collectively referred to as “lean” ideas. While a lean approach to manufacturing and services is straightforward, applying lean to knowledge work can be challenging. Find out why, and what you can do about it. Read More
So You Want to Outsource Your Messaging?
One of the primary benefits of outsourcing is the initial negation of 'up-front' costs associated with the implementation of a production system.

animal production  You Want to Outsource Your Messaging? So You Want to Outsource Your Messaging? November 20, 2000 Product Background Application Service Providers have arisen on the Internet in response to such corporate messaging woes as support expenses, misbehaving application and server down-time. Assuming an organization ports all application functionality to an ASP, the only real concern for internal IT individuals would be ensuring a rich and stable connection to the Internet. ASPs use a Thin Client Read More
Case Study: R.G. Barry
R.G. Barry, a leading developer and marketer of accessory footwear, lacked real-time visibility into production schedules at its factories. As a result, the

animal production  Study: R.G. Barry The Internet has given global sourcing companies an affordable communication infrastructure for managing a wide range of applications. Using the Internet as a communications tool, NGC has developed a state-of-the-art sourcing and production system. Source: New Generation Computing, Inc. Resources Related to Case Study: R.G. Barry : Global sourcing (Wikipedia) Case Study: R.G. Barry Global Sourcing is also known as : Global Sourcing Software , Global Sourcing Solution , Advanced Read More
Epicor ERP: Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report
The mixed-mode manufacturing ERP knowledge base addresses diverse criteria for multiple types of production environments and strategies. Companies that need to

animal production  ERP: Mixed-Mode Manufacturing (ERP) Competitor Analysis Report The mixed-mode manufacturing ERP knowledge base addresses diverse criteria for multiple types of production environments and strategies. Companies that need to switch production without interrupting their operations may seek both discrete and process manufacturing requirements of their ERP solution. These may include mixing, separating, forming, or performing chemical reactions, as well as functionality for production planning, shop Read More
Minimize waste and maximize profits: Willamette Valley
Lean manufacturing, which focuses on eliminating waste in the production process, has been called the production system of the twenty-first century. Learn how

animal production  waste and maximize profits: Willamette Valley Lean manufacturing, which focuses on eliminating waste in the production process, has been called the production system of the twenty-first century. Learn how IFS’ lean manufacturing solution gives you the technology platform you need to make your lean initiative a success—and your business more profitable. Read More
Enterprise Resource Planning Giants Eye the Shop Floor
Because production systems on the shop floor are typically not synchronized and integrated with the planning ones, there is a lack of timely and accurate

animal production  Resource Planning Giants Eye the Shop Floor SAP Eyes the Shop Floor For some time, SAP has been attempting to get closer to (i.e., to get into the hearts and minds of) plant-level personnel with its adaptive manufacturing and adaptive business networks (ABN) themes. The introduction of the SAP Plant Manager Dashboard in 2004 demonstrated that SAP is dead serious about extending its reach onto the plant and shop floor. With this product introduction, the vendor has delivered a solution that Read More

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