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Case Study: Heinz Frozen Food Co.


Heinz Frozen Food Company was set on improving its manufacturing and maintenance process efficiency, and knew that implementing a new enterprise asset management (EAM) system would involve monumental change for employees. Heinz choose a Web-based system to help it gain better visibility into processes and work towards more progressive lean manufacturing and lean maintenance practices for greater efficiency. Learn more.

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Food and Beverage "Delights"


Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors have many challenges on their plate, and even industry giants cannot afford to sit back. Given this backdrop, how can small to medium manufacturers cope with the same external pressures with comparatively fewer resources?

food manufacture  shelf life, characterize the food and beverage supply chain. Frequently, there is only one day between the manufacture of a product and its best-sold-by date, so that order accuracy and rapid fulfillment are critical. Warehouse management systems (WMS) are critical to improving product throughput, minimizing inventory, reducing operating cost, and minimizing product damage (a $1.5 billion [USD] cost in the US, according to the Grocery Manufacturers of America [ GMA ]). The shorter the shelf life of Read More

A Top 10 List for Meat Processors & Protein Companies When Considering a New ERP System


"The meat industry" traditionally supported by enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions has expanded into "the protein industry," which includes several non-meat sectors. This is in response to consumer demand for healthier alternatives to beef (for example, bison, elk, emu, or venison). The protein industry also includes the manufacture of pet food, which has essentially the same ERP requirements.

This industry requires specialized ERP functionality to address its concerns, including, for example, traceability, shelf-life management, and containerization.

This white paper outlines 10 key features to consider when evaluating and selecting an ERP system for process manufacturing that will address the specific challenges of the protein and meat-processing industry.

food manufacture  the manufacture of pet food, which has essentially the same ERP requirements. This industry requires specialized ERP functionality to address its concerns, including, for example, traceability, shelf-life management, and containerization. This white paper outlines 10 key features to consider when evaluating and selecting an ERP system for process manufacturing that will address the specific challenges of the protein and meat-processing industry. Read More

Automotive Industry and Food, Safety, and Drug Regulations


Enterprise application providers wanting to address the distinct regulatory requirements of the automotive, food, safety, and life sciences industries need to offer enterprises industry-oriented enterprise resource planning systems that are sound and compliance-ready.

food manufacture  Management from IQMS . Food Safety—Not to Be Treated Lightly Resembling the automotive traceability requirements to a degree, food safety and traceability too must be about more than simply complying with regulatory requirements. Maintaining consumer confidence, ensuring a more competitive supply chain, and enabling profitable growth are also key motivators for enterprises in the food industry. Food manufacturers need solutions that will afford them the capabilities they need to comply with the growing Read More

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 markets. One highly publicized recall, however, can turn an established brand asset into a liability.

food manufacture  of industry professionals by Food Processing Magazine ranked food safety as the number one plant-level concern (see figure). Of those surveyed, 85 percent stated they were taking additional steps to ensure food safety. The ranking of food safety as the primary concern is justified. Outcries against outbreaks of salmonella, Escherichia coli (E. coli), severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), bovine spongiform encephalopathy (also known as mad cow disease), hoof-and-mouth disease, and other food safety Read More

Top Software for Food and Beverage Companies


For your own customized comparison reports, select a category below:ERP for Food and Beverage. ERP for Distribution Companies.

food manufacture  Software for Food and Beverage Companies Comparing software solutions for food and beverage companies can be difficult and time-consuming—but at TEC we make it quick and easy In just seconds, you can get free side-by-side software comparison reports. Choose from all the leading vendors—including ProcessPro, Oracle, Microsoft, UNIT4, Infor, IFS, TGI, Pronto Software, SAP, Lawson Software, Intuit, SAGE, NetSuite, VAI, IBS, Epicor, Retalix, TECSYS, Mapcon Technologies, Exact, IBM, MicroStrategy, 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.

food manufacture  Food and Beverage Businesses: Innovation to Maximize Market Opportunities Growing Food and Beverage: Businesses Innovation to Maximize Market Opportunities If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Sage provides business software, services and support to small and medium sized businesses. Whilst our heritage is in the small business market we also have the experience and expertise to meet the needs of specific industries Read More

Controlling Costs in the Food Supply Chain


Making a profit in this industry through cost control is all about waste—minimizing waste. Waste in the food and beverage industry can be caused by a number of different factors such as lost sales, forecast inaccuracies, production downtime, yield losses, inferior product quality, and aging stock. This white paper deals with the different components that need to be in place in order to help you gain control of costs and waste.

food manufacture  Costs in the Food Supply Chain Making a profit in this industry through cost control is all about waste—minimizing waste. Waste in the food and beverage industry can be caused by a number of different factors such as lost sales, forecast inaccuracies, production downtime, yield losses, inferior product quality, and aging stock. This white paper deals with the different components that need to be in place in order to help you gain control of costs and waste. 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 number of "fatal flaws"—capabilities whose omission can impede operations to the extent of complete failure.

food manufacture  fatal flaws for prospective food and beverage ERP user enterprises. One example of a fatal flaw is the support for store-door delivery (SDD). Namely, for many dairy, bakery, salty snacks, and beverage companies, products must be delivered directly to the retail store, and this business demand is not addressed by most ERP or SCM systems. Furthermore, because such supermarkets typically have no warehouses, all finished goods (whether perishable or not) have to be collected from the manufacturer or from the Read More

The Growing Role of Technology in Food Distribution


Companies in the food distribution industry are well aware of the complicated nature of their business and their razor-thin margins. While your business variables are complex, your choice around technology doesn’t have to be. This white paper covers the basic principles and best practices you need to see fulfilled by any food distribution software in which you invest. Find out the software functionality that you must have present in an effective enterprise resource planning (ERP)/warehouse management system (WMS) solution to help your business grow.

food manufacture  Role of Technology in Food Distribution Companies in the food distribution industry are well aware of the complicated nature of their business and their razor-thin margins. While your business variables are complex, your choice around technology doesn’t have to be. This white paper covers the basic principles and best practices you need to see fulfilled by any food distribution software in which you invest. Find out the software functionality that you must have present in an effective enterprise Read More

Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry


In the food and beverage industry, the channel master makes final volume decisions and mostly controls the unit price, with the manufacturer having limited power to increase or maintain prices. The only real variable the manufacturer does control is cost.

food manufacture  and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry Fastidious Food Service Channel Many food distributors act as commodity brokers, negotiating annual supply contracts for the major retail chains for a range of food products. Often, these are private-label products sourced from different growers or food processors around the world to guarantee supply year-round. The logistics planning and documentation must be precise if costs are to be kept under control. Furthermore, if the quality is sub-standard Read More

ERP Selection Series: Requirements for an FDA-regulated Environment


The FDA imposes strict process controls on food and pharmaceutical manufacturers for good reason. Consequences of mistakes are hefty—ranging from costly recalls and lawsuits to illness and death. Food and pharmaceutical manufacturers need to keep profitability high while maintaining strict quality-control standards. See how your ERP software can make the difference between process control and business-crippling process instability.

food manufacture  strict process controls on food and pharmaceutical manufacturers for good reason. Consequences of mistakes are hefty—ranging from costly recalls and lawsuits to illness and death. Food and pharmaceutical manufacturers need to keep profitability high while maintaining strict quality-control standards. See how your ERP software can make the difference between process control and business-crippling process instability. Read More

Food and Beverage Products


The food and beverage products industry is a highly competitive business sector. Players in this industry face increasing regulatory compliance requirements, changing consumer preferences, and a changing industry landscape. In order to achieve precise operations in sales and marketing, product development, supply chain management (SCM), and cost control, food and beverage product manufacturers need to constantly adjust their strategies based on an accurate understanding of market trends, and make optimal use of available resources. Trends that affect food and beverage companies include the following:

food manufacture  and Beverage Products The food and beverage products industry is a highly competitive business sector. Players in this industry face increasing regulatory compliance requirements, changing consumer preferences, and a changing industry landscape. In order to achieve precise operations in sales and marketing, product development, supply chain management (SCM), and cost control, food and beverage product manufacturers need to constantly adjust their strategies based on an accurate understanding of market Read More

Drug Pedigree Guidelines and How Software Can Help


Drug manufacturers and retailers are tightening their data collection and reporting processes to meet new US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) guidelines. But which software offerings are best placed to help drug manufacturers comply with the new guidelines?

food manufacture  a result, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued guidelines covering cradle-to-grave tracking requirements that pharmaceutical companies must comply with for the drugs they produce. We''ll look at a brief description of the pedigree guidelines and compliance options. What Are Pedigree Guidelines? Simply stated, the FDA''s pedigree guidelines require data to be captured at each stage of the production and distribution process, until the drugs reach the customer or end user. The players Read More

The Four Elements of an Effective Food Safety Management System


As processors develop and enhance their food safety management systems (FSMSs), four key components enable them to meet demands with minimal business disruption, for a manageable cost. Processors can use the information in this paper to identify, develop, or jump-start an FSMS that includes these four components plus the critical dimension of complete integration.

food manufacture  Elements of an Effective Food Safety Management System As processors develop and enhance their food safety management systems (FSMSs), four key components enable them to meet demands with minimal business disruption, for a manageable cost. Processors can use the information in this paper to identify, develop, or jump-start an FSMS that includes these four components plus the critical dimension of complete integration. Read More