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Conducting Mock or Product Recalls with Microsoft Dynamics

Aug 8, 2018 6:00 AM

Recall - a dreaded word for any food or beverage manufacturer. In the event of an actual recall, your responsiveness and actions will dictate your industry reputation and brand appeal.  Mock recalls help you prepare, but even a mock recall is a stressful event for an organization without the proper systems and procedures in place.  Having to periodically perform quality recall audits comes with the territory of being a food or beverage manufacturer, but the stress does not need to follow along.   

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The Movement Towards a Fully Automated Food Lot Traceability System

Apr 5, 2018 7:00 AM

It is essential for a food and beverage manufacturers to have a system in place that offers detailed documenting in order to ensure effective and optimum food lot traceability. The manufacturing industry is rapidly evolving and there is technology available that can streamline this vital track and trace process. With end-to-end visibility and control, food process manufacturers have the ability to prepare for a recall before it happens and avoid the negative impacts of one, if it were to happen.

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Delivering on the 6 Best Practices for Food Safety Preventative Maintenance

Mar 26, 2018 7:00 AM

In our recent deployments of Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP implementation projects for food companies, Fullscope’s consultants have seen an overlap between the requirement for an enterprise’s quality and food safety department and its plant maintenance challenges.

A recent article in Food Quality and Safety magazine outlines some key processes related to preventative maintenance (PM) that can help companies ensure that their production lines have adequate safety and hygiene plans to provide safe food products.

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How to Prepare For a Food Recall With Microsoft Dynamics 365

Mar 8, 2018 7:00 AM

Our last blog, Avoiding 3 Biggest Negative Impacts of Food Recall, mentioned the importance of avoiding the issues that come along with a food recall. Let’s rewind a bit and discuss how crucial it is to have a system that offers reliability if a situation were to arise. Crucial steps must be taken in order to allow traceability, a process that mitigates risk, to work effectively. This is how you prepare for a recall before it even happens...

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Avoiding the 3 Biggest Negative Impacts of Food Recall

Feb 28, 2018 7:00 AM

In our previous blog, Are You Equipped for a Recall? The Importance of Food Lot Traceability, we discussed how crucial it is to have a trusted system in place that will allow for optimal food product tracking, as well other optimized operations within a food manufacturing organization. The ultimate goal for any organization involved with food manufacturing is avoiding a food recall and its negative impacts.

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Are You Equipped for a Recall? The Importance of Food Lot Traceability

Feb 12, 2018 12:14 PM

Food recalls are a nightmare for anyone involved. As a food manufacturer, there’s nothing worse than being stuck in the middle of a product recall—and without a modern software system, the consequences are nightmarish. Running your organization with the tools to help optimize operations and streamline food product tracking and recall activities can make the world of a difference.

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3 Business Problems that Were Solved when George’s Purchased Fullscope’s BI Accelerator

Dec 5, 2017 7:00 PM

Vance Nichols, BI Architect at George’s, Inc—a chicken processing manufacturerrecently spoke with us about their Reporting and BI initiative which was executed in parallel with their implementation of Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP. George’s had three main challenges to overcome:

  1. They were struggling with re-plaforming their legacy Hyperion Essbase BI solution, to a Microsoft-centric platform.
  2. They needed a solution to effectively integrate legacy ERP data with the new Dynamics AX data for reporting and analytics post AX go-live. 
  3. They understood they needed a data warehouse for operational reporting, and did not have time to develop it greenfield.

Per Vance, “We chose Fullscope's Reporting & BI Accelerator because it could help us address our key challenegs related to reporting in Dynamics AX, in an automated fashion without having to create massive amounts of SQL code to do that. We also found that the price of the accelerator package was very attractive, as the closest competitor could not match the capabilities along with the price. It was highly cost effective and highly effective in addresing our business problems.”

Fullscope's BI practice area is a growing area of Fullscope's business. If you, too, are experiencing similar challenges, then Fullscope’s Reporting & BI Accelerator could be your solution. To hear more about Vance’s experience with our Accelerator, the business value realized, and increased efficiency in delivering reporting to his organization, watch the webcast - Customer Success Stories with Fullscope's Reporting and BI Accelerator.

 

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