By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer Tamlin Software Good news! You’ve completed the assessment stage, the most humbling phase in your ERP change-management plan. You’ve asked the tough questions. You’ve interviewed every key player from your senior executives down to your shop floor workers. No stone has been left unturned and you’ve identified issues across … Continue reading ERP Change Management: Never Skip the Design and Development Stage
By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer Tamlin Software You’re the CEO of a manufacturing company. With multi-million dollar product recalls making the headlines on a weekly basis, you’re well aware of the need for quality control and cradle-to-grave traceability. It’s time to modernize. Good-bye pen and paper. You’re ready for an ERP system and a … Continue reading ERP Change Management: Success Begins with Assessment
Driving Successful Organizational Change in a Plant Environment By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer Tamlin Software Maybe you already know the stats. Roughly 70% of all organizational change initiatives fail, not only according to the Harvard Business Review, but to virtually everyone experienced in change management. In fact, some experts claim the failure rate is … Continue reading The Only Thing Constant is the Need for Change Management
By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer Tamlin Software The recent flood of food recalls has taken a pretty strong bite out of the food industry these days. Regardless of whether more and more firms are meeting safety standards or not, the number of food recalls over the last few months has been nothing short of … Continue reading Will FSMA Rules Increase or Decrease the Number of Food Recalls?
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 Maintaining quality is a challenge (and yes, quite often a serious problem) for every manufacturing company. But when food production and processing are involved, the situation can be far more perilous. So are the consequences of tainted food products. That’s why top manufacturing companies adhere to universally … Continue reading Real-Time Data at Your Fingertips: Engine for Reducing Distribution Pain Points
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
By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer Tamlin Software The number of food recalls over the past few weeks makes me wonder if March Madness might have missed the basketball court and landed right in the middle of the food industry. This month, Bumble Bee voluntarily recalled some of its canned tuna products. Nestle USA did … Continue reading Traceability: The Key to Minimizing the Cost of a Food Recall
By Linda Bryan Chief Executive Officer Tamlin Software If you’re a manufacturing company, and you’re like most businesses, you want to grow. Maybe your goal is to become a Fortune 1000 company or maybe it’s just to grow into a bigger and more profitable operation. Either way, your goal is still the same—to achieve greater … Continue reading Why You Should Integrate Your ERP, Accounting and Scheduling Systems