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Core PLM for Process Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the process (or recipe-based) manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, recipes, formulas, production processes, design tools, document management, and collaboration. 

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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 requirements for these industries.

food recipes  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

Intentia's Movex for Food and Beverage: Gaining a Foothold in North America Part 1: Functions and Features of Movex


Intentia's Movex solution for the food and beverage industries has been highly regarded in Europe and the Pacific Rim. Now, Intentia is ready to gain foothold in North America. Read on to discover why this software for the process manufacturing industries should be on every food and beverage prospect’s shortlist of vendors.

food recipes  the subtleties needed for food and beverage producers. Formulas are scalable so that production batches can be sized based on the minimum quantity of on-hand ingredients. Since formulas and pack recipes are maintained separately, Movex can accommodate so called brite stock and make-to-order (MTO) production runs. The term, brite stock, is common for private label food processors. For example, large grocery chains sell products, such as soups, soda, and meats, under their own brand names, hence private 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 recipes  in the rapidly changing food and beverage marketplace, companies are turning to more complete and advanced system infrastructures, functionality, and technologies also used by the market leaders. Their enterprise systems include some of the following capabilities (see Figure 3): Figure 3 Adaptable, flexible and scalable IT infrastructure that leverages Web services and spans vertical operations for real-time responsiveness to changing operational events and conditions Market intelligence combined with Read More

Process Manufacturing: Industry Specific Requirements Part Three: Textiles


As with any manufacturing operation, process manufacturing has special system requirements such as formulas, unit of measure conversions, and packaging recipes. However, within the realm of process manufacturing, specific industries have needs that are more critical than others. This article explores these critical needs for the food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry (textiles), so that you can focus on these requirements when evaluating enterprise-wide software.

food recipes  manufacturing in three industries: food and beverage, chemical, and a hybrid industry, textiles. One way or another, these requirements must be satisfied. If a software vendor can provide this satisfaction, your organization''s anxiety level concerning the implementation of enterprise-wide systems can be significantly reduced. If you are not in these industries, you can stop reading No, wait! Perhaps understanding how a particular requirement or aspect of process manufacturing relates to one of these Read More

Filling the Holes and Breaking Down Artificial Walls in a Process PLM Solution Set - Part 1


The product lifecycle management (PLM) software market for process industries (food @ beverage, life sciences, chemicals, paints, consumer products, etc.) is serviced by a plethora of solution providers, but it hasn’t been well-defined as compared to its counterparts in the discrete manufacturing and fashion (apparel) industry segments. Indeed, the Process PLM solution market

food recipes  market for  process industries (food & beverage, life sciences, chemicals, paints, consumer products, etc.)  is serviced by a plethora of solution providers, but it hasn’t been well-defined as compared to its counterparts in the  discrete manufacturing  and  fashion (apparel) industry  segments. Indeed, the Process PLM solution market is a mosaic of specialized vendors, starting with  enterprise resource planning (ERP)  vendors with some process PLM capabilities (i.e., SAP , Oracle , and Infor 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 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.

food recipes  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

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 outbreaks, contamination, product recalls and whatnot flood TV channels as breaking news every now and then. Consumers, governments and the various members of the food supply chain are rightly concerned about food safety, and there has been

food recipes  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 outbreaks, contamination, product recalls and whatnot flood TV channels as breaking news every now and then. Consumers, governments and the various members of the food supply chain are rightly concerned about food safety, and there has been increasing pressure for food and Read More

Process Manufacturing: Ensuring Food Safety through Active HACCP Management


As a result of publicized food contamination and product recalls, food safety regulations are under increasing scrutiny. Process manufacturers in the food and beverage industry may soon be facing stricter rules. But food manufacturers can prevent contamination by using existing technology to automate and ensure the effectiveness of the hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) food safety program. Learn more.

food recipes  Manufacturing: Ensuring Food Safety through Active HACCP Management For chemical, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other process manufacturers looking to manage this balancing act, Infor delivers a set of proven value optimization capabilities that can increase revenue, boost profits, improve quality, and ensure compliance. Based on a configurable infrastructure and backed by domain experts who understand the process industry, our solutions allow you to react to changing conditions with the Read More

AFS Technologies, Inc.


AFS Technologies is a provider of end-to-end, real-time business software solutions engineered specifically for the food and beverage industry. The company has over 750 customers, many of which have been clients for over 20 years. The company's mission is to become the number one provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, warehouse management systems (WMSs), and sales force automation (SFA) solutions to the mid-market segment of the industry. The company offers the AFS Advanced Enterprise Solutions Suite, a package of integrated software applications. The company offers a Windows-based, database-independent ERP system. AFS is meeting the challenges of the industry by investing over $15 million in research, development, and product improvement since 2003, resulting in a product suite using a service-oriented architecture (SOA) based on Web Services, and built on the Microsoft .NET framework 2.0. AFS also provides the PROFILE ShowCase, a source for food-service product information on the Web.

food recipes  engineered specifically for the food and beverage industry. The company has over 750 customers, many of which have been clients for over 20 years. The company''s mission is to become the number one provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, warehouse management systems (WMSs), and sales force automation (SFA) solutions to the mid-market segment of the industry. The company offers the AFS Advanced Enterprise Solutions Suite, a package of integrated software applications. The company offers a Read More

ERP for Food Manufacturing


Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges, including increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, low margins, and constantly changing consumer tastes. This white paper examines the food industry’s issues, and explains how an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution can help with controlling costs, managing inventory, and meeting government regulations, and outlines some of the key functionality food manufacturers should look for when evaluating a new ERP system, such as capabilities related to food safety, managing raw material costs, and document management.

food recipes  for Food Manufacturing Today, food manufacturers face significant challenges, including increasing costs, government regulation, safety concerns, low margins, and constantly changing consumer tastes. This white paper examines the food industry’s issues, and explains how an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solution can help with controlling costs, managing inventory, and meeting government regulations, and outlines some of the key functionality food manufacturers should look for when Read More

Case Study: Alltech


Provider of natural nutritional solutions for feed and food manufacturers, Alltech uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software to support its mantra to think globally but act locally. Microsoft’s ERP software capabilities allowed Alltech to implement a global ERP solution that works for all of its 40+ worldwide facilities, empowering its employees to meet customer needs and complete their job functions in half the time.

food recipes  solutions for feed and food manufacturers, Alltech uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software to support its mantra to think globally but act locally. Microsoft’s ERP software capabilities allowed Alltech to implement a global ERP solution that works for all of its 40+ worldwide facilities, empowering its employees to meet customer needs and complete their job functions in half the time. Read More

Report from VAI User Conference 2014: VAI Software’s Competitive Longevity


VAI’s flagship S2K Enterprise suite is used by a wide variety of companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, food, and service and repair industries. TEC's P.J. Jakovljevic attended the 2014 VAI User Conference recently, and gives an in-depth look at the company and the S2K product line and what's new with both.

food recipes  the distinct S2K for Food vertical solution with formulas, recipes, catch weights, potencies, and other important industry capabilities.   Figure 1 – S2K portfolio   VAI’s flagship S2K Enterprise suite is used by a wide variety of companies worldwide, with a number of clients in the manufacturing, distribution, retail, food, and service and repair industries. Additional best-of-breed applications such as warehouse management, electronic data interchange (EDI), customer relationship management Read More

JustFoodERP


JustFoodERP provides a full breadth of integrated functionality focused on the specific needs of food processing and food distribution companies. Powered by Microsoft Dynamics, JustFoodERP is instantly recognizable to users because it's a Microsoft product. It also speaks to all the technology companies are using today, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and back-end tools like SQL Server and SharePoint. Food distribution companies run on razor-thin margins. Effective inventory management is critical to ensuring that inventory levels maximize cash flows and profitability. Food safety standards are becoming increasingly stringent. While government legislation has long been implemented, even higher standard of food safety are being driven by the implementation of programs like Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) or Safe Quality Food (SQF), requiring third-party audits. JustFoodERP takes a holistic view of food safety by incorporating prevention and proof, in addition to the traditional record-and-respond approach to lot tracking and recall. Businesses make decisions each day, often with imperfect information, or on the basis of "gutstinct" or "tribal knowledge." JustFoodERP helps take the guesswork out of daily decisions, implementing a balanced scorecard or metrics approach to business performance management. JustFoodERP provides tools and best-in-class metrics in all functional areas including finance, sales, inventory, production, and quality.

food recipes  the specific needs of food processing and food distribution companies. Powered by Microsoft Dynamics, JustFoodERP is instantly recognizable to users because it''s a Microsoft product. It also speaks to all the technology companies are using today, including Outlook, Excel, Word, and back-end tools like SQL Server and SharePoint. Food distribution companies run on razor-thin margins. Effective inventory management is critical to ensuring that inventory levels maximize cash flows and profitability. Food Read More

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 traceability and information visibility, mid-March, during its CUE 2008 annual user conference, Lawson Software announced the availability of Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0, the first version offered within the US market. The application is

food recipes  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 traceability and information visibility, mid-March, during its CUE 2008 annual user conference , Lawson Software announced the availability of Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0 , the first version offered within the US market. The application is designed to help companies in the Read More