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Putting SPC to Work in Your Manufacturing Facility

Posted on Oct 6, 2020 3:42:34 PM

What Is Statistical Process Control?

Simply put, SPC uses statistical methods and sampling programs to help plant and operations managers understand and control variability in their manufacturing processes. Process variations are displayed in real-time charts and trigger alerts as processes begin to trend out of expected, standard limits. The main objective of statistical process control (SPC) is to better manage operations and reduce waste and the need for rework. Plant and Ops managers like SPC because it gives them the concrete information they need to stop a line and fix problems before they spin out of control.

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Topics: Productivity, SPC

A Guide to Conducting Root Cause Analysis in Manufacturing

Posted on Aug 27, 2020 3:05:37 PM

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. 

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Topics: Productivity

OEE Tracking Software - The Root Cause Analyzer

Posted on Feb 25, 2020 5:13:34 PM

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.

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Topics: Profitability, Productivity

SafetyChain LINK: Business Intelligence for Your Food Facility in the Palm of Your Hand

Posted on Feb 28, 2019 12:03:37 PM

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?

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Topics: Analytics, Automation, Safety, Productivity

How Albertsons Transformed Operations with SafetyChain's Food QMS Software

Posted on Feb 1, 2019 7:10:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Company, Productivity

How SafetyChain Improves Business Outcomes: 4 Food Industry Case Studies

Posted on Dec 18, 2018 10:19:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Company, Productivity

4 Ways Food & Beverage Companies Can Get the Data Intelligence Needed to Drive Results

Posted on Dec 17, 2018 9:09:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Automation, Safety, Productivity

Food Supplier Management Tips for Seamless Collaboration

Posted on Oct 29, 2018 1:31:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Compliance, Supply Chain, Productivity

How Does Food Safety Technology Support GFSI Management?

Posted on Sep 28, 2018 9:40:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Analytics, GFSI, Productivity

Why Are Food Quality Analytics Important to Track?

Posted on Jul 23, 2018 6:39:00 AM

 

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.

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Topics: Analytics, Quality, Productivity

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