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 Farm-to-fork traceability isn’t just a food industry buzz phrase. It’s a very real concern for every company in the food industry supply chain—both in terms of backward and forward traceability alike. Without farm-to-fork traceability, it’s impossible to know where harmful products came from or where they eventually end up. … Continue reading The Three Common Mistakes Food Processing Managers Make with Backward Traceability
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 Teresa Finn Chief Operating Officer Tamlin Software For years, barcodes have been an effective means for food processors, discrete manufacturers and distributors to track products and product parts throughout the supply chain. Barcodes not only hold vital information in a small graphic that’s virtually unnoticeable, they’re able to capture and record critical bits of … Continue reading Integrated Barcode Software Makes Traceability Easier
By Lee Keller Sr. Business Consultant Tamlin Software Change is something everyone has to deal with. Some of it’s good, some bad, but either way, we all face change every day. But if you’re running a small manufacturing company, managing change can be especially challenging. New government regulations, changes in the supply chain, downward pressure … Continue reading Change…Avoid It, Fear It, or Conquer It: Change Management Tips for Small Manufacturers
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!