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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 leverage each other to provide their maximum value. Production intelligence provides both integration and valuable information which is not available in either type of system.

production food  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

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.

production food  four walls of the production facility and warehouse. In the food and beverage industries, there are usually several ways to slice the pie (no pun intended). For example, each grade of meat may be sold as a whole product or cut into parts. Likewise, it also may be sold at one or more levels or be further processed to create other value-added products. This can also be influenced by pack sizes and prices as well as co-products and by-products. When evaluating the yield optimization functionality of the 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:

production 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 Read More

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 safety, and in general food and beverage processors are doing better than many other industries. However, the stakes are high when it comes to food safety and there is still a lot of room for improvement, especially upstream in the food supply chain. Find out more.

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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 raw material and work in progress (WIP) requirements or infinite quantities of raw and WIP materials for calculating production capacity. There are many problems with this approach. This paper discusses the pitfalls of this approach and how to avoid these by making sure that the software you buy indeed takes into account finite quantities of required materials as well as finite capacities of work centers in your manufacturing facility.

production food  costs through reduction in production time, inventory, material costs, etc. cannot be emphasized more in today''s fiercely competitive markets. Most of these challenges can be addressed by a good MRP and MPS system if it fits with your specific requirements. Finding software that takes finites into account and looking for flexible scheduling will help you minimize costs, and maximize your return on investment. This was the second part of a series of articles on manufacturing planning and scheduling 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".

production food  Benefits of Focusing on a Niche and Serving it Well: EcFood - A Dot-com 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 Read More

Food and Beverage Industry Trends and Issues


Food and beverage manufacturers and distributors supplying major supermarket retailers share many common business challenges. The customers—powerful and demanding supermarkets and retail chains—want products manufactured "to order," with lead times measured in hours rather than days or weeks.

production food  order to set the production processes in motion, and order entry has to be very closely coupled with forecasting, demand management, and manufacturing planning. The fast-moving food and consumer goods industries were the primary innovators of efficient consumer response (ECR). This practice enables retailers to use vast databases of sales information to analyze customer buying patterns and predict future product and packaging requirements. Collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR) is Read More

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?

production food  40 percent, with considerable production and distribution cost savings. Warehouses in the food industry are typically high product throughput, labor intensive, and multi-temperature environments. As for this last point, radio frequency (RF) technology may not always be the best solution for sub-zero temperature environments, as RF devices can suffer from rapid battery depletion, and the heavy gloves that need to be worn may slow the way hand-held or wrist-mounted RF devices are used, or even lead to Read More

Cost and Pricing Models in Food and Beverage Processing: Seeing the Forest through the Trees


Lost sight of your bottom line? Product pricing not in step with your actual costs? So busy trying to stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your costs under control? Cost and pricing models, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can help you better understand your costs. Put corrective measures into motion before problems occur—and save your food and beverage enterprise time and money.

production food  and Pricing Models in Food and Beverage Processing: Seeing the Forest through the Trees Lost sight of your bottom line? Product pricing not in step with your actual costs? So busy trying to stay on top of cost behavior that you can’t keep your costs under control? Cost and pricing models, as part of an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system, can help you better understand your costs. Put corrective measures into motion before problems occur—and save your food and beverage enterprise time and 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

production food  a product leaves the production facility. A company can manage enterprise quality initiatives through visualization and monitoring capabilities, since Trace Engine establishes a repository for data never before available for analysis in one place. This is accomplished with techniques such as data mining for patterns and associations between events, which can enable prediction of future values of variables, find new associations between events or classify data into clusters of related values. This Read More

Stock Build Optimization in Food and Beverage Manufacturing: Are Your Profits Suffering Due to Stockouts or Expired Stock?


For food and beverage manufacturers, the failure to meet demand peaks can result in poor customer service, lost revenue, stockouts, brand erosion, and—in extreme cases—being delisted by a major customer. However, with stock build optimization, manufacturers can minimize the time and total value of the stock being held, and realize higher profits and working capital.

production food  Build Optimization in Food and Beverage Manufacturing: Are Your Profits Suffering Due to Stockouts or Expired Stock? For food and beverage manufacturers, the failure to meet demand peaks can result in poor customer service, lost revenue, stockouts, brand erosion, and—in extreme cases—being delisted by a major customer. However, with stock build optimization, manufacturers can minimize the time and total value of the stock being held, and realize higher profits and working capital. Read More

Best Practices for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production


Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your company from falling prey to the “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome and suffering from decision failures? In this guide, experts share their top seven best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing.

production food  for Managing Just-in-time (JIT) Production Just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing “is not procrastination, but making a commitment once the scales are tipped in the favor of certainty.” How do you keep your company from falling prey to the “deer-in-the-headlights” syndrome and suffering from decision failures? In this guide, experts share their top seven best practices for deftly managing JIT manufacturing. 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.

production food  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

Keeping Up with Production: How Agile Data Management Speeds Time to Market


Software development across industries is undergoing a constant revolution, driving toward more efficient processes, while data management is trapped with slow legacy systems. This document from Gleanster outlines how data as a service transforms data from drag to driver.

production food  Up with Production: How Agile Data Management Speeds Time to Market Software development across industries is undergoing a constant revolution, driving toward more efficient processes, while data management is trapped with slow legacy systems. This document from Gleanster outlines how data as a service transforms data from drag to driver. 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%.

production food  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%. Read More