Comparing GFSI Recognised Standards
This white paper introduces the GFSI and provides a factual comparison of the approved schemes, such as the Global Food Standard (BRC), FSSC 22000, IFS Food and the Safe Quality Food SQF 2000 and 1000.
Respond to Audits in Minutes
Improve audit turnaround times. Comply with the Food Safety Modernization Act. Add value with a true food safety management system (FSMS). Read how one food processor and user of the Plex Online FSMS always exceeds test audits and finishes traceability exercises in minutes.
How to Improve Quality Control and Food Safety
Want to improve your quality control and food safety? Columbus discusses how in this free guide and shares experience and advice from your peers and food industry experts including 5 ways to improve quality control and food safety; 25 critical questions to ask yourself about your business; Views from your peers, other best in class food processors; Advice from leading food experts and insights to the challenges that others face.
How FSMA Affects Processing Facilities
The Food Safety Modernization Act requires food processors to improve food safety management practices. Approaches to food safety planning must shift from reactive to proactive.
8 'Must-Have' ERP Features All in One
Discover the benefits of an integrated ERP solution that delivers all of the features food processors must have. Comply with health and safety requirements, produce the highest-quality products, operate efficiently and maximize profitability with the eight must-haves in a single system.
Cloud ERP Speeds Processing on the Plant Floor
Today's food processors gain a key competitive advantage by implementing an ERP system that enables strong plant-floor management. Many processors indicate that traditional ERP software actually hinders their plant-floor activities rather than helping them. To get the most return on investment, food manufacturers should implement a solution that includes process instructions, recipe management, traceability and product genealogy, production scheduling, real-time ingredient control, production tracking, lot control and labor tracking.
Optimizing Dust Collection in Food Manufacturing
Dust collectors are critical to maintaining a clean processing environment yet they may be an afterthought to other manufacturing equipment needs. Download this technical paper to find out what specific requirements food manufacturers should be aware of.
Cloud ERP Protects Processors from Recalls
Quickly identifying the exact source of contaminants is key to minimizing the impact of food recalls. Use Cloud ERP to reduce the possibility and consequences of recalls.
What do Mid-Size Companies Think About Finance and Investment in 2013?
Mid-size companies with revenues of $10 million to $1 billion account for about one third of private sector gross domestic product in the United States. This includes manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors serving the food and beverage industry. A national survey of more than 2,000 mid-size company leaders and finance chiefs indicates they are preparing for better days. Will they move cash off the sidelines, make needed IT upgrades or increase headcount this year? Find out what the outlook is for capital expenditures, financing and more in this executive summary of the survey findings.
Four Quick Ways to Unlock Hidden Manufacturing Capacity
Volume is steadily rising for many, and manufacturers are now dealing with a different problem than cost-cutting- meeting increased demand. You can meet the increased demand by freeing up needed resources within your current operations.
Eight Steps to FSMA Compliance
Food processors must demand 8 things of their ERP systems to ensure readiness for FSMA compliance. Learn what those 8 things are.
Realize the Value of ERP by Leveraging Its Data
The fascination with data continues to proliferate, just like data itself. "Big data" used to be considered a collection of data sets so large and complex that it was difficult to process. Now it is seen less as something to grapple with and more as a source of tremendous power.