“Hi Tom, I was just calling again to see if you were able to get that updated non-GMO certification that we need?” Look around your company and identify the team members who have to nag others repeatedly to fill out the form correctly, or turn in the receipts by the due date. You know – … Continue reading Better Supply Chain Compliance—Without Nagging Your Suppliers
-> 100 suppliers -> 10 ingredients per supplier -> 10 certification and specification documents per ingredient That’s 10,000 documents! And many food manufacturers have far more than 10,000 to manage. Each document has attributes, such as an expiration date, packaging compliance details, associated finished goods item numbers, test parameters, older versions of the documents, and … Continue reading Automate Supplier Data Collection to Lower Your Cost
The big question we’re hearing from food manufacturers is, “Does SQF 8 apply to SQF Level 2 or Level 3 or both?” The answer is both! SQF Code Edition 8 applies to all certification, re-certification and unannounced SQF audits beginning January 3, 2018. Some of the confusion is due to the new, redesigned levels and food … Continue reading Who Does SQF Edition 8 Apply To?
On August 1, Food Processing magazine published an in-depth article that includes longtime Tamlin client Renfro Foods and Renfro’s president, Doug Renfro. The article highlights the differences between business data and business intelligence. It has interesting case studies about food manufacturers who successfully turned their data into actionable insights to save substantial money and increase … Continue reading A Shout-Out to Renfro Foods
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