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Production Intelligence--Improving Production by Filling a Traditional Gap
Enterprises understand the value of integration. One area that has been ignored is the plant. Plant systems and corporate systems must be complementary and

food production  Intelligence--Improving Production by Filling a Traditional Gap Introduction In most plants, a systems gap exists between the corporate systems (ERP, SCM, CRMS, etc.) and the plant systems (MES, LIMS, maintenance, etc.) As with any integration gap, the value of both sets of systems cannot be fully leveraged without integration. We are seeing a relatively new set of applications aimed at both integrating the plant and corporate systems plus providing an integrated view not available from either Read More...
Discrete Manufacturing (ERP)
The simplified definition of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is a set of applications that automate finance and human resources departments and help manufacturers handle jobs such as or...
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Traceability in Food and Beverage Processing
Food safety has been top-of-mind for both consumers and industry executives for a number of years. Clearly traceability plays a large role in overall food

food production  , Food Tracing , Food Production Process , Food Supply Chain , 2002 Food Safety ACT , Food Safety , Food Beverage Software Evaluation , Building Compliance and Traceability , Consumer Facing Food and Beverage Processors , Traceability in Food and Beverage Processing , Best-in-Class Traceability Performance , Strategic Actions for Traceability Initiatives , Requirements Traceability . Aberdeen has been covering traceability in the Food and Beverage (F&B) industry for the past three years and over that Read More...
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

food production  has helped Heinz Frozen Food Co.to gain:  10% to 11% efficiency improvements in areas such as maintenance stores and production 5% to 10% reductions in maintenance costs  World-class levels of maintenance inventory management: 1% of estimated replacement value  Low total cost of ownership It was not only a web-based enterprise system that met all of our maintenance functions, but, more importantly, it was the most cost-effective solution. MILTON SLAGOWSKI, MAINTENANCE MANA”GER, HEINZ FROZEN FOOD CO Read More...
Food and Beverage Industry: Overview of Software Requirements
The food and beverage industries have very special needs, many of which are externally regulated. Read on to discover some of the unique challenges and software

food production  the subtleties needed by food and beverage producers. Formulas should be scalable so that production batches can be sized based on the minimum quantity of on-hand ingredients. For example, if you are making a car and you only have two of the required four tires, you cannot make half of a car. Conversely, in the beverage industry, what if you want to make 1,000 gallons of soda but you only have 500 gallons of the required 1,000 gallons of carbonated water? You have the option of making half of the 1,000 Read More...
Master Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling Software: Hard Facts Part Two: Materials Requirement Planning and Master Production Scheduling
Most of the manufacturing software vendors have planning and scheduling software which assume either infinite production capacity for calculating quantities of

food production  medium organizations in the food and beverage, textiles, pharmaceuticals, packaging, paper, metals, CPG process manufacturing industries, and automotive in the discrete manufacturing industry to solve their supply chain-related problems. He holds an MBA in Information Systems and a bachelor degree in engineering. He can be reached at ahmedashfaque2002@yahoo.com Read More...
Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities?
Invensys has created a new group within its Production Management Division called Invensys Production Solutions. The group includes the PRISM and Protean

food production  manufacturing such as for food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) enterprises, as well as capabilities for complex process manufacturers requiring some continuous process capabilities, recycling and recurring materials (e.g., catalysts) and product characteristics-based planning capability, as in case of some chemical companies. The company's motto has long been that reality that cannot be modeled, cannot be managed either. To that end, Protean's patented Production Model was Read More...
The Shift to Larger, More Demanding Customers
Working with mass merchandisers is having a significant impact on how food processors and distributors run their businesses. With greater revenues increasingly

food production  significant impact on how food processors and distributors run their businesses. With greater revenues increasingly coming from these giant retail customers, food companies need to find ways to ensure the greatest efficiencies and the lowest costs, without sacrificing quality control or food safety. This white paper outlines best practices for food companies and how an integrated enterprise resource planning (ERP) system can help manage every aspect of the business. Read More...
Getting Your Data, Processes & Procedures GFSI-Ready
Quality compliance required of food companies is changing, and tightening, in recent years. Many large customers are requiring that their suppliers certify to

food production  Quality compliance required of food companies is changing, and tightening, in recent years. Many large customers are requiring that their suppliers certify to GFSI standards, and companies also face the daily barrage of internal quality procedures across production and warehousing areas, laboratories, carriers and third-party logistics providers. Know the quality management functionality that should be an integral part of your ERP system so you can meet your food quality compliance challenges. Read More...
Production Planning and Scheduling Software for the Textile Industry: Unknown Frontiers
The textile industry is famous for its very different characteristics when compared to industries in either process or discrete manufacturing. Developing

food production  medium organizations in the food and beverage, textiles, pharmaceuticals, packaging, paper, metals, CPG process manufacturing industries, and automotive in the discrete manufacturing industry to solve their supply chain-related problems. He holds an MBA in Information Systems and a bachelor degree in engineering. Web page: www.geocities.com/ahmedashfaque2002 Contact him by e-mail ahmedashfaque2002@yahoo.com . Read More...
Manufacturer's Nirvana -- Real-Time Actionable Information
How many ERP vendors, including the largest ones, have natively built-in real-time production monitoring, warehousing management, time and attendance capture

food production  s Nirvana -- Real-Time Actionable Information Introduction Extended enterprise resource planning (ERP) software (or sometimes referred to as ERP II , the term coined by Gartner ), extends ERP information to other interested users presumably with no barriers to data flow (see Enterprise Applications—The Genesis and Future, Revisited ). Such an enterprise system would provide extensive business management functionality (e.g., real-time production monitoring, warehouse management, job shop Read More...
Production Management Software to the Rescue
In this paper we review the importance of implementing a production management system for your agribusiness. Discover how this solution will help you improve

food production  Management Software to the Rescue In this paper we review the importance of implementing a production management system for your agribusiness. Discover how this solution will help you improve control of your inventory, while also planning and scheduling your production activities more efficiently. Read More...
Promises Kept: Creating Flexible Production Schedules Without Sacrificing On-Time Delivery
For manufacturers, production strategies focused on resource utilization, flexible scheduling, and the usage of supporting ERP data mean that promises will be

food production  Kept: Creating Flexible Production Schedules Without Sacrificing On-Time Delivery For manufacturers, production strategies focused on resource utilization, flexible scheduling, and the usage of supporting ERP data mean that promises will be kept, suppliers will be happy, and customer expectations will continue to be met. This paper gives best practices for unlocking the full power of ERP in confronting and overcoming unrealistic delivery dates, and demonstrates the benefits that can be realized Read More...
Top ERP Systems for Food and Beverage Companies
Simply visit TEC s ERP Comparison Reports to find out which ERP solutions make the most sense for your company with just a few clicks of the mouse.

food production  ERP Systems for Food and Beverage Companies Evaluating ERP solutions for the food and beverage industry means comparing hundreds—even thousands—of features and functions from many different vendors. Where do you start? And how do you get the accurate information you need to make the right decision? At TEC, we make it easy . Simply visit TEC’s ERP Comparison Reports to find out which ERP solutions make the most sense for your company—with just a few clicks of the mouse. Your impartial TEC ERP Read More...
Tracing Food Quality and Safety, or We Are What We Eat, After All (Part I)
Besides the ongoing (seemingly never-ending) presidential campaign and celebrity scandals/gossip, food safety is very much in the news. Indeed, incidents of

food production  margins. Moreover, if a food incident does occur, the companies involved who are in possession of a traceability system can much more quickly take responsibility or prove their innocence, thereby saving money and face. Some forward thinking companies use traceability to create evidence or require their approved suppliers to prove that certain things happened in the production process. One example could be a farmer that is able to document that no hormones, pesticides or antibiotics were used in their Read More...
Food and Drug Safety: Prevention Better Than Cure (For Sure) - Part 1
Food production and distribution is a serious and strategic business, and I am not aware of anyone in my surroundings that takes it lightly; food can not only

food production  Sure) - Part 1 Food production and distribution is a serious and strategic business, and I am not aware of anyone in my surroundings that takes it lightly; food can not only delight us, but can also make us quite sick and indisposed. While my inner circles (pets included) have luckily not been casualties of recent salmonella, E.coli, and whatnot outbreaks from tainted chilly peppers, tomatoes, spinach, pet food, or most recently peanut butter , the 2008 year-end holidays were not much fun for my family. Read More...

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