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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

other animal production  counterfeiting problem ). Some other notable customer names (coming primarily from Europe thus far) would be Skretting (an aquaculture feed producer); Cermaq (an animal feed producer considering entering salmon processing); Vion (a pork processor); Camanchaca (a salmon processor); South Pacific Corporation and Corpesca (fish processors), while Ariztia , a poultry processor, is currently implementing Trace Engine. Featured here is Norway-based Marine Harvest , the world's leading seafood company and a 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

other animal production  in most regulations. For other notes on the food and beverage industry, see Food and Beverage Delights , Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues , and Margin Squeeze and Globalization in the Food and Beverage Industry . A Global Issue Food safety is a global issue, and the present-day threats and potential costs associated with food safety have never been higher. As companies seek to increase their control (and thus minimize risks), they discover that many varied activities, within and outside the 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

other animal production  for managing meat, among other products, that no other supplier of business systems can offer. Market Impact Intentia is clearly trying to capitalize on the media coverage of mad cow disease and foot-and-mouth disease frenzy in the EU. While it is correct in stating that this announcement can assist its livestock processing customers (especially in the EU) in tracing product from the farm to the consumer, its first to market claims are a bit overstated relative to the food industry in general. While we 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

other animal production  forecasting defines this tier—in other words, data mining. Data mining has a significantly broad reach and application. It can be applied in any situation where it is necessary to discover potential knowledge from vast amounts of data. Throughout this article, the word knowledge is used to refer to meaningful patterns derived through techniques in data mining that can stimulate an organization's goals (such as company revenue, Web site traffic, increase in crop yield, and improved health care). The 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

other animal production  still confused on the other side) are concerned about the safety of the food supply and protecting the public. While demanding more product choice and delivery speed, consumers have been voicing fears over food safety in the wake of recent salmonella outbreaks (remember the contaminated spinach or major chocolate recall cases?), cases of pet deaths due to poisonous imported pet food, lead-tainted imported children's toys, anti-freeze tainted imported toothpaste, and so on... The ever-longer and global Read More
Invensys Production Solutions - Can Historic Strengths And The 'Protean Boost' Overcome Its Liabilities? Part Two: Liabilities, Strategy, and User Recommendations
Invensys must communicate its successes and strategy to the marketplace, and must aggressively invest in customer satisfaction, marketing, and sales. IPS must

other animal production  management functionality. On the other hand, as a relatively new product, Protean had required significant development funds and resources to make it a comprehensive ERP product, its research and development expenses had been high, resulting with numerous cost cutting moves that had been at the expense of former Marcam's sales and marketing staff. As a result, Marcam Solutions had not been able to gain the market mindshare', and had sadly missed the Y2K compliance buying frenzy at the time that had Read More
Niche Software at Its Best
Deltek Vision and other Deltek enterprise solutions, have been major players with project management-oriented organizations for the past twenty years. Vision a

other animal production  does not compete in other markets, and has been architected to meet very specific requirements in a few selected fields. Project planning is fully integrated with accounting and supports a multilevel work breakdown structure, as well as sophisticated revenue and profit forecasting. In addition, Vision's project oriented CRM includes a robust proposal automation application. Another notable feature is Vision's user interface (UI) and Vision Dashboard. Both are completely customizable Web pages. The UI acts Read More
Case Study: Electronics Manufacturer Doubles Production and Market Share, Drives 20 Percent Efficiency Improvement
ARCA is one of the largest manufacturers and systems integrators of cash-handling devices in the world. ARCA’s management team searched for a new ERP solution

other animal production  helping drive improvements in other functions across its enterprise. It also wanted a solution that could meet the requirements of its OEM distribution function. It chose Plex Online. Read case study. Read More
Infor SyteLine: 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

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Lean Manufacturing: Reaping the Rewards of Lean through Response Management
For years, manufacturers have been driven by sales forecasts and the need to maximize production efficiency at every level of operation. But in order to be

other animal production  a negative impact on other departments and overall corporate performance. To support this new system and economies of scale, companies began using increasingly more expensive capital equipment, which led to longer setup times and ever-increasing batch sizes. Larger batch sizes demanded larger machines that could produce at increasingly higher volumes. And so the cycle continued, resulting in production characterized by large batch sizes and long queues between operations. This method of ordering and produ Read More
Inprise/Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code
In a move which will challenge other database vendors to open-source their SQL databases, Inprise/Borland Corporation has announced it is releasing the source

other animal production  Borland Challenges Other Vendors to Open-Source Their Database Code Event Summary SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. - January 3, 2000 - Inprise Corporation (Nasdaq: INPR) today announced that it plans to jump to the forefront of the Linux database market by open-sourcing InterBase 6, the new version of its cross-platform SQL database. Inprise plans to release InterBase in open-source form for multiple platforms, including Linux, Windows NT, and Solaris, make the database available at no charge, and spin the Read More
JustFoodERP: 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

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Avoid the Perils of Service Parts Planning in Supply Chain Management
Significant differences exist between the new parts production supply chain and the service and replacement parts supply chain. Companies using conventional

other animal production  and replenishment (CPFR), and other more adaptive supply chain management (SCM) techniques. Promotional pricing can also be used, to some extent, to manage demand fluctuations by stimulating demand of new products. However, demand for spare parts is driven mostly by breakdowns, and much less by planned maintenance. Therefore, safety stock, which is often a minor component of new product inventory levels, remains the sole component for service parts and the only method for managing variability. In general, Read More
Case Study: All Flex Inc.
From its two locations, All Flex serves industrial, medical, and other customers with printed circuits. Five years ago, All Flex kept its records in multiple

other animal production  serves industrial, medical, and other customers with printed circuits. Five years ago, All Flex kept its records in multiple, inconsistently updated spreadsheets—leading to parts shortages and production delays. With an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system designed for the printed circuit industry, All Flex increased sales and reduced delays to less than 1 percent. Find out how. 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

other animal production  differs from almost all other ERP suites that have to tweak bill of material (BOM)-based systems, by uniquely dealing with process manufacturing realities and by avoiding so called software fatal flows (see What Makes Process Process? and The Fatal Flaws for Process Manufacturers ) such as: Many parts make many end items (not only one, like is often the case in discrete manufacturing), requiring all shapes of BOMs (i.e., the traditional A shape for discrete manufacturing, but also V shape or Read More

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