Food safety and quality assurance (FSQA) solutions can help food and beverage companies execute their food safety management programs with greater ease. With features like automated vendor approval programs, real-time data collection, and instant notifications, food safety and quality software can solve a number of complex challenges for food and beverage companies.
Here are just a few of the most noteworthy challenges it helps companies overcome:
Outdated Paper-Based Systems
From filing cabinets to three-ring binders and clip boards, the components of a paper-based system make workflows cumbersome – not to mention the fact that they leave your company and its products vulnerable to human errors. If you’re still using a paper-based system to manage FSQA, you could be putting your brand at risk. Software, on the other hand, is more reliable because it captures data instantly, thereby reducing the errors that could otherwise be made during transcription. Digitizing records also makes it easier for everyone to have instant visibility into company operations, both currently and in the past, which brings us to our next point.
No Way to Track Ongoing Performance
Successfully meeting program requirements every day is of the utmost priority for food and beverage companies, but what about tracking performance on an ongoing basis? If you’re not analyzing supplier performance or looking for trends in your internal performance data, you’ll have no way to assess where changes need to be made for continued improvement. This is critical to ensuring high quality, safe products and staying competitive. Modern-day solutions provide reporting capabilities to help you track specific Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), with filtered searches available by date, metric, and other factors.
Supplier Compliance Issues
Food Safety News reports that non-conformances requiring action can be challenging and time-consuming to spot when companies use traditional supplier reports. With software, supplier results can be updated in real time so up-to-the-moment information is readily available at your fingertips. Additionally, keeping your suppliers up-to-date on your changing program requirements is essential to having a solid supply chain without any broken links. With a centralized repository, you can keep all of your forms in one accessible place and even alert suppliers when changes are made to your program.
SafetyChain Software is a cloud-based food quality management system that reduces costs, waste, and risk for food companies. Our powerful FSQA platform gives quality and operations managers an easy-to-use tool to automate compliance, safety, and quality programs while providing valuable real-time data to help optimize operations. Learn more at https://safetychain.com.