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Whitepaper: Why Food & Beverage Manufacturers Should Avoid Generic ERP Systems

Before you begin evaluating vendors and solutions, you need to decide what’s most important for your business, and build a requirements list. You’ll find that almost all generic ERP applications have modules or applications to handle the non-manufacturing areas of your business. However, these systems usually lack certain key functionality required to handle manufacturing processes, especially those of food and beverage makers.

Whitepaper: ERP in Food and Beverage - Tracing the Path to Success

Food and beverage manufacturers are in need of a business solution that can manage the front and back office from end-to-end, as well as provide detailed visibility into materials and finished goods in order to meet their requirements. As such, according to the 2013 ERP Benchmark Survey, 94% of leading food and beverage manufacturers have implemented ERP. This report, based on two Aberdeen surveys, uncovers the pressures that food and beverage manufacturers face as well as the ways in which they are...

Features: IT Building Blocks

How constructing the right IT system can strengthen safety and crisis management

Features: Top Five Software Capabilities in Safety

Incorporate critical software abilities that leverage real-time, actionable knowledge and provide analytics for better control and consistency during production

Departments: IT Solutions for Food Safety Management

IT can help manage the mound of information it takes to remain compliant with new food safety legislation.

Departments: Data Explosion Threatens Food Safety

Experienced auditors with cutting-edge technology can protect your business

Departments: Tune Up Traceability with Enterprise Resource Planning

ERP software vital to keep track of lot-specific data across entire supply chains

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Features: The zNose Knows Ripeness

An electronic nose may hold the secrets to melon ripeness and could provide the answer much more quickly than the previous scientific method—gas chromatography—which takes up to an hour to analyze a single sample.

Departments: Cloud Computing Maximizes Usefulness of Food Safety System Data

All too frequently, a story appears about tainted food that has traveled through the supply chain undetected until it causes illness and triggers a costly recall. This scenario not only puts the health of the consumer at risk but is also invariably expensive and can destroy a company’s reputation.

Features: Genome-Sequencing Sleuth Aimed at New Pathogens

It’s been used to crack the code of some of the most troublesome foodborne illness outbreaks in the world, including the rare and lethal E. coli hybrid strain that began in Germany and spread throughout Europe, Canada, and the U.S. last summer, as well as the outbreak of listeriosis traced to cantaloupes from Colorado-based Jensen Farms last autumn.

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