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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

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

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 One: Introduction


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, by understanding how a particular requirement or aspect of process manufacturing relates to one of these 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

Case Study: Virtu


A rapid growth in production encouraged ready-made food product manufacturer Virtu to invest in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The ERP solution helps the company manage hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) standards, recipe-based production planning, warehouse management, bookkeeping, and product shipping. Learn more about the ERP solution and the company’s plans for further automation.

food recipes  in production encouraged ready-made food product manufacturer Virtu to invest in a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The ERP solution helps the company manage hazard analysis and critical control point (HACCP) standards, recipe-based production planning, warehouse management, bookkeeping, and product shipping. Learn more about the ERP solution and the company’s plans for further automation. 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 recipes  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

Food and Drug Safety: Prevention Better Than Cure (For Sure) - Part 2


Part I of this blog series introduced the burning issues of food safety and the resultant need for a holistic and proactive safety strategy (rather than to reactively recall plagued products). The previous post also talked in more detail about Lawson Software’s holistic approach entitled The "4Ps" of Food Safety. In this part, Rory Granros, process industry and product marketing manager at

food recipes  the burning issues of food safety and the resultant need for a holistic and proactive safety strategy (rather than to reactively recall plagued products). The previous post also talked in more detail about Lawson Software’s holistic approach entitled The 4Ps of Food Safety . In this part, Rory Granros, process industry and product marketing manager at Infor , also strongly opines that in order to protect product safety, companies need a holistic and proactive Product Compliance Strategy. Infor’s Read More

Customer: Eastern Food


Eastern Foods, Inc. produces fresh goods for one of the most widely dispersed populations in the world. The leading supplier of salad dressings to airlines, Amtrak, and the cruise ship industry, Eastern is nationally known for Naturally Fresh dressings as well as premiere meat sauces and dips sold in stores and distributed to the food service industry. The job has never been easy – but it has been made easier in recent years with the implementation of Ross Systems’ iRenaissance suite of business applications for both front and back office operations. The flow of information, necessary to make critical decisions and ensure high levels of service, now travels quicker than the fast-paced industry it serves. The plant scheduler has been able to reduce the number of daily individual production jobs by as much as 20%, as well as reduce the number of changeovers, resulting in higher capacity utilization and throughput. Visibility to the forecast and orders allows for better management of the scheduled cycle of product runs, which must be closely coordinated with inventory to ensure supply is both adequate and fresh. Cycle schedule compliance has improved from 88% to 95%.

food recipes  Eastern Food Eastern Foods, Inc. produces fresh goods for one of the most widely dispersed populations in the world. The leading supplier of salad dressings to airlines, Amtrak, and the cruise ship industry, Eastern is nationally known for Naturally Fresh dressings as well as premiere meat sauces and dips sold in stores and distributed to the food service industry. The job has never been easy – but it has been made easier in recent years with the implementation of Ross Systems’ iRenaissance Read More

PeopleSoft Takes Aim at Foods Industry


PeopleSoft and Bradley Ward will integrate their products in an alliance aimed at the food processing industry. The completed solution will let companies' link real-time plant floor level data to ERP systems.

food recipes  execution software for the food industry. The two companies will work to integrate PeopleSoft applications for customer fulfillment, inventory planning, and demand management with Bradley Ward''s KEY 2 Success NT-based product suite for planning, controlling, monitoring, and documenting food production processes. Food manufacturers must comply with strict federal mandates concerning process hygiene, food quality, and safety, while striving to minimize operating costs. Bradley Ward''s products are designed 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 recipes  difficult to imagine a food and beverage manufacturer of any size meeting the demands of the business without some use of information technology (IT), since enterprise resource planning (ERP), supply chain management (SCM), warehouse management systems (WMS), and much more are required to compete. Part Seven of the series Food and Beverage Delights. For more information, see prior notes in the series: Food and Beverage Delights Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues Margin Squeeze and Read More

Ensuring Food Safety and Brand Protection through Supply Chain Traceability


To ensure the safety of the domestic and global food supply, demands for brand protection assurance are on the rise, as are national and global food safety initiatives. Food processors and distribution warehouses up and down the supply chain now find automated traceability systems are a necessity. Learn about an automated approach to traceability that is both cost-effective and a good fit for existing business operations.

food recipes  Food Safety and Brand Protection through Supply Chain Traceability To ensure the safety of the domestic and global food supply, demands for brand protection assurance are on the rise, as are national and global food safety initiatives. Food processors and distribution warehouses up and down the supply chain now find automated traceability systems are a necessity. Learn about an automated approach to traceability that is both cost-effective and a good fit for existing business operations. Read More

The Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com Making It


ecFood is a strategic sourcing vendor focused on the industrial food market. Its recent financial results prove that being highly focused can bring value to the target market and success to a "dot-com".

food recipes  Making It Event Summary Food and beverage industry strategic sourcing vendor ecFood , recently announced exceptional results for 2001 with dramatic increases in revenue, gross margin, transaction volume, customer acquisition and services. The privately held company closed out the year with record-breaking performance, including an 815% increase in gross margin from 2000 and revenue of $37.6 million. ecFood also acquired a major dairy industry purchasing association, retained two top ten food company 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