On August 1, Food Processing magazine published an in-depth article that includes longtime Tamlin client Renfro Foods and Renfro’s president, Doug Renfro. The article highlights the differences between business data and business intelligence. It has interesting case studies about food manufacturers who successfully turned their data into actionable insights to save substantial money and increase … Continue reading A Shout-Out to Renfro Foods
As the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) compliance August 2017 date approaches, we would like to share with our readers how SQF Certification will prepare them to be FSMA compliant. Specifically, ‘What do I need to do to go from SQF Certification to FSMA compliant?” In a November, 2015 SQF Institute article (http://www.sqfi.com/2015/11/02/sqf-level-2-certification-gets-you-ready-to-be-fsma-compliant/), the Institute … Continue reading Take the First Step to move from SQF (Level 2) to FSMA
Supervisors and operations managers are responsible for monitoring and controlling multiple activities, spanning multiple applications to watch and report on business processes as they unfold (e.g., demand planning, production, packaging and order selection). Thus starts the game of chase for information. Information from multiple applications and sources is collected, enabling performance and productivity data to … Continue reading Win the information “game of chase” with bar-coded, mobile systems
Here in Texas, BBQ is an institution. Wycliff Douglas Foods, Inc. provides BBQ sauce with that special hickory smoked, dark succulent flavor and deep aroma. Through the years, sales have expanded and for Wycliff Douglas CEO Nick Schwabe, that meant continually ramping up production to fulfill the demand for their product. Very quickly Schwabe was … Continue reading Food Processor succeeds with new ERP implementation
By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer Tamlin Software In most commentaries, it’s not a good idea to reveal your conclusion before you’ve already made a compelling case for your argument. But in this instance, it’s going be different. Right from the beginning, I want to say “Farm to Fork Safety” isn’t just an industry term. … Continue reading Is “Farm to Fork Safety” just an industry buzz term?
By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer Tamlin Software Bigger might not be better, but sometimes bigger really can be easier. If, for example, market forces and regulatory agencies require a bundle of added resources to keep up with industry compliance standards, it’s far easier to carry the load if you’re a large operation with deep … Continue reading Three Compliance Questions Every Food Manufacturing Company Should Ask about Software for Food Processors
By Linda Bryan, CEO, Tamlin Software The first step isn’t always the hardest. Sometimes, in fact, it’s one of the easiest. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a case in point. The final rules are in place, and deadlines are looming. And with its phased approach and extra ramp-up time allotted for smaller companies, … Continue reading Five Things Small Food Companies Should Know about FSMA Compliance…Today!
By Linda Bryan, CEO, Tamlin Software If you’re a small- to mid-sized food manufacturer, you already know why it’s important to comply with the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). But you might think it’s out of your reach, both in terms of what it will cost and what it will require in additional work and … Continue reading ERP Software and GFSI Compliance: A Match Made in ROI
If you’re a small- or mid-sized food processor, GFSI compliance isn’t just important. It can literally be critical to your success. Short for the Global Safety Food Initiative, GFSI represents a series of standards that can level the playing field in terms of food-safety assurance, no matter how large or small a food manufacturer may … Continue reading GFSI Compliance Brings Big Benefits to Small Food Processors