While it remains important in any aspect of manufacturing, root cause analysis in the food, beverage, and CPG industries is critical for safety, compliance, and performance reasons. Oftentimes, problems arise which do not have an obvious explanation. In these instances, further investigation is necessary to arrive at the root cause.
OEE is a critical metric for manufacturing plants to track. With proper, consistent measurement, it allows plant managers to track the overall performance of their facilities and determine the root cause behind line interruptions, unplanned downtime, quality rejections, and equipment problems. This root cause analysis saves manufacturing teams significant time and effort. What might take weeks to diagnose can be uncovered through smart and sophisticated trend analysis, all made possible through OEE tracking software. Here’s what you need to know about deploying this powerful solution in your plant.
Business Intelligence for Your Food Facility
What if you could oversee the operations of your entire business from the phone in your pocket (or in your hand, right now as you read this)?
What if you could LINK to the real-time performance of your business’s food safety, quality and operations with the same ease that athletes track fitness activity through a Fitbit?
Albertsons is transforming operations by using modern Cloud-based QMS software, SafetyChain. In this article, we'll share with you why Albertsons decided to eliminate their paper-intensive processes and turn files and forms into real business intelligence that supports compliance efforts, 24/7 audit-readiness, transparency, and drives continuous improvement.
Real-time data empowers food manufacturers and processors to make smarter, faster decisions. Through food quality management systems, food and beverage companies gain visibility into all of their operations for a comprehensive overview of what’s going on at any given minute. This makes it easier to spot and respond to red flags before they become major issues, uncover and address performance issues, and reduce costs with the help of automation.
Data intelligence enhances the visibility, knowledge, and control within food and beverage facilities. While there is a great deal of data being produced within these companies, oftentimes it is not being used to its fullest potential. Not using real-time data hinders your visibility, putting your company at a greater risk for non-compliance, fines, failed audits, and recalls.
To some extent, the effectiveness of your supply chain management lies in your ability to collaborate seamlessly with suppliers. You must also ensure that teamwork is achieved within your own facility. Here, we explore some best practices your company can follow to support collaborative food supplier management.
GFSI certification helps companies achieve better food safety outcomes, and it can also boost competitiveness and support better overall performance. Yet, effective GFSI management poses certain obstacles for food and beverage companies, such as achieving ongoing compliance and being audit-ready on demand – using only the existing resources they have at their disposal. With automated tools and powerful analytics, food safety technology can help.
Food safety is the critical priority which receives the greatest amount of attention in most facilities, but what about food quality analytics? Tracking the metrics that indicate the success – or shortcomings – of your quality assurance program is also important. Here, we examine three reasons why it is important to track food quality performance in your facility.
Ensuring food manufacturing quality is a complex and costly endeavor. Yet, it is critically important to business outcomes. In order to stay competitive, retain customers, and remain a trusted brand, food and beverage manufacturers must not only fulfill food safety requirements, but also demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality.