Food Industry

Food Industry ERP and CRM Solutions for the Midmarket

The food industry is undergoing rapid manufacturing, supply chain, packaging, and distribution changes. New FDA regulations – coupled with – heightened demands from big box retailers are forcing food industry entities to streamline, revamp, and reform their product supply and traceability processes

Datix provides expert consulting for technical solutions to these emerging issues in the food industry. We provide your business with experienced professionals who can implement proper processes, best practices, and software that will help your food industry business comply to increased FDA regulation, become more profitable, and improve food industry usiness processes.

Food industry businesses as a whole can greatly benefit from improved food product traceability, scheduling, supplier management, contract management, human capital management, and quality insurance. Datix provides software solutions that optimize these elements for food industry businesses. We don’t simply implement software to accomplish this. We implement processes, and support them with software to enhance your business. Our proprietary business process modeling will help your organization implement a solution that will mitigate risk and improve profitably by streamlining your supply chain traceability starting on the first day that you go live.

Optimize and Automate Traceability, Supplier Management, Scheduling, and More…

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Improve Compliance and Increase Profit Through the Use of Software:


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Greatly enhance, and mitigate the risk, in your recordkeeping:

Food industry manufacturers, processors, packers, transporters, distributors, receivers, holders, and importers are required to establish, maintain, and make available to FDA upon request certain records to allow the agency to identify the immediate previous sources and the immediate subsequent recipients of the food industry products that are handled by the facility (i.e.records must include names and addresses of facilities from which you get ingredients, plus names and addresses of facilities where you send dough to be baked and packaged–known as “one up, one down” in the distribution chain.)

Datix Provides Epicor ERP Solutions that include: Advanced Quality Management 

  • Eliminate manual sorting and filing that leads to incomplete record-keeping
  • App-level risk mitigation & BPM—provide audit trails and secure workflow automation; key elements of data integrity to enforce controls (for economic adulteration)
  • Communication record posted to a nonconformance data screen & system automatically cross-references both databases for traceability
  • Manage revision levels and change history should job requirements change over time
  • Provide instant access to unlimited number of customers and contacts from single database
  • Link and embed quotes, complaints, maps to a customer, RFP, and audits
  • Strategic sourcing—SRM
  • AQM—audit trail visibility of inventory transactions occurring in inspection & DMR processing, manage compliant docs—COA, COQ, & Cert. of Compliance

 

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Implement food manufacturing best practices:

Improve the efficiency of your food industry supply chain. This is the basis for FDA inspections; regulations require that food offered for sale or introduced into interstate commerce be produced under safe and sanitary conditions—batch security/ sanitation documentation/ raw materials, monitoring of physical factors–time, temperature, humidity, pH, flow rate, and acidification (HACCP Compliance).

Datix’s Epicor ERP Solution: Supply Chain Management Module

  • Manufacturing analytics and intelligent production improve insight into plant operations by shifting production to meet demand changes and rapidly respond to new opportunities.
  • AQM—audit trail visibility of inventory transactions occurring in inspection & DMR processing, manage compliant docs—COA, COQ, & Cert of Compliance
  • Traceability w/ serialized and lot tracked products drive compliance and close control of inventoried items
  • Planning workbench gives clear and accurate view of current and planned utilization across plants and resources
  • Lean out direct product costs

 

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Streamline quality assurance, labeling, and preventive controls:

Improve your ability to monitor food industry products inside your facility and all products entering from the outside while enhancing food labeling practices and security safeguards. You’re business is responsible ensuring the safety, labeling, and security of all of your food industry products. Failure to execute these measures according to FDA regulations could be devastating.

Datix Solution:  Supplier Management Module, BPM-Bartender Program, and AQM-Equipment Preventive Maintenance

  • Identify issues with suppliers quickly and easily before they cost you money
  • Negotiate supplier contracts using comprehensive data
  • Discover quality issues in real-time before they become legitimate risks
  • Print labels on demand—job traveler, purchase order, invoice, packing slip
  • Bar Code & Label Design Software
  • Automated workflows
  • Identify and implement preventive controls to significantly minimize or prevent the occurrence of such hazards;
    • Provide assurances that such food is not adulterated under section 402 or misbranded (under section 403(w) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act)
    • Monitor the performance of those controls
    • Routinely maintain records of this monitoring

 

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Comprehensive and complete reporting:

The best way to mitigate this risk is by ensuring and electronic reporting method that would allow you to provide product accountability across your entire inventory and product line. Registered food industry facilities must report when there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, an article of food will cause serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals.

Datix ERP Solution: AQM Crystal Reports from Business Objects

  • Issues sorted by customer, product, employee responsibility
  • Link and embed quotes, complaints, maps to a supplier, RFP, and audits
  • Categorize supplier with codes—type, territory, ratings, & approval levels
  • Recipe configuration—integrate revision queries
  • Full Reporting—Production, Equipment, Labor, Cost, Inventory, Shipping
  • Full scale batch security system—changes in data indicate where and when causality of adulteration occurred

Read some of our recent blog’s on how to improve food industry traceability and comply to new regulations: