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Creating a Single Source of Truth for Process Manufacturers

Automating Formula Control and Lot Traceability with Integration to ERP systems. The need for consistent, dependable information across the enterprise is the driving force that resulted in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems. ERP systems take what were formerly disparate, back-office applications and databases and consolidate …

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April 6, 2015

Food Traceability: One Ingredient in a Safe and Efficient Food Supply

Traceability is not only newsworthy, but investment worthy. Food producers have purchased and installed traceability systems to track the grain in a cereal box to the farm and the apples in vat of apple juice to the orchard. However, traceability is just one element of any …

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February 20, 2015

SPC – Better quality product = happy customers

With a climate of ever influential social media, unhappy clients are able to instantly share their displeasure around the globe with a simple mouse click.   Ensuring every product that you release into the market place is the very best you can achieve is becoming more …

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June 11, 2014

Traceability – The Rising Challenge for Bakers

The history of bread baking can be traced back to the stone age period at least 30,000 years ago.  The Roman Empire is credited with creating the earliest known commercial baking processes in 300 BC.  To be a baker was an important job and a highly …

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April 13, 2014

Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software

Improve product quality while driving down costs, with SG Systems Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Software. Integrated with most ERP business processes, SG Systems creates the ideal conditions for high-quality and efficient manufacturing, increased reliability, and full production floor product traceability. What is Manufacturing Execution System …

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March 31, 2014

Surgical Traceability for Sausage Manufacturers

Traceability is critical in the North American sausage manufacturing marketplace.  Retailers expect accurate, less paper based traceability and consumers have matured to expect robust systems for tracking and tracing ingredients through the manufacturing and rework process.  Auditing bodies such as GFSI, BRC, SQF, USDA and …

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Sausage Traceability
January 19, 2014

Weighing Systems – Pharmaceutical and Biopharmaceutical

In any setting the manufacturing process is like a complex puzzle.  Specifying the appropriate components and equipment provides the backbone for efficient, cost-effective operations. Manufacturing is a precision game where every machine, component and piece of equipment must work in unison. In the pharmaceutical and …

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September 13, 2013

Dealing with Difficult Traceability? ‘Invest or Spend’ Analysis

In modern times, it’s difficult to find a bakery or food production facility which hasn’t already invested financially in some kind of traceability process (to enable the tracking and tracing of ingredients used within their processes).  However, do any methods provide a return on investment …

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September 2, 2013

ERP – Unlock it’s true traceability potential

More and more of today’s manufacturing companies are becoming reliant on ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems to coordinate and control their operational activities. On the face of it there are very attractive reasons for going down the ERP route. Benefits include a single system to …

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August 27, 2013

Turn Traceability into Profitability

SG Systems’ announces that fears surrounding compliance with the latest food traceability regulations can be ‘turned around’ into an opportunity to make food manufacturing practices significantly more efficient and highly streamlined. Dozens on ‘Vantage’ users now (large and small) are reporting ROI of months and …

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