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Introducing Microsoft Dynamics 365

Dec 2, 2016 10:58:20 AM

By Marielena Zajac, Marketing Specialist

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Food Safety: Can You Survive a Recall?

May 13, 2016 2:37:59 PM

Edgewater Fullscope spends a lot of time talking with industry leaders in food manufacturing. They tell us about their pains, concerns, and the things that keep them up at night. One of the big things we hear about is the dreaded food recall, and it always comes in at the top of their worry lists.

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Catch Weight Functionality Extended for Dynamics AX R3

Jul 23, 2015 5:00:45 PM

July Blog Series: Hot Topics

Insights From: Reddy Beeram (Fullscope Director of Product Development)

Our recent press release announced our new software that extends the catch weight functionality to the advanced warehouse management and transportation management modules released with Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3. What does this mean for manufacturers?

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Fines, Recalls and Risk – Oh My! The Case for Food Traceability

Jun 25, 2015 5:00:20 PM

June Blog Series: A Case For…

Insights From: Traci Didonna (Fullscope Product Architect), Recall: The Food Industry's Biggest Threat to Profitability,FoodDive Traceability Playbook

Is your manufacturing business facing huge fines, a tarnished brand and wary consumers because your food traceability system wasn't up to the job? According to Recall: The Food Industry's Biggest Threat to Profitability, "The average cost of a recall to a food company is $10M USD in direct costs, in addition to brand damage and lost sales..." But the cost of a recall isn't just measured in dollars. It's also measured in the number of consumer's lives impacted by foodborne illness and the response time of a manufacturer.

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Don't Get your Feathers Ruffled: Microsoft Dynamics AX Helps Poultry Manufacturers

Feb 26, 2015 4:00:55 PM

February Blog Series: Tools We Love

According to the recent article 'What's ahead for US chicken industry production, profitability?' by Bill Roenigk of WATT Poultry USA, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) current outlook for the poultry industry indicates a potential 3 percent increase in 2015 for chicken production.  Manufacturers in this space need to ensure that their processes work together to meet the rising demands, and that highlights the need for a solution that can respond to the growth and change in the industry. The poultry processing and manufacturing business requires a food ERP software that can meet FDA quality and compliance standards, respond to push supply and pull demand and track yields to minimize by-products that result from the production process.

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Dispensing: Fullscope EDGE for AX 2.0 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Nov 20, 2014 4:00:03 PM

November Blog Series: Tools We're Thankful For

Insights From: Greg O'Neal (Fullscope Product Architect)

What is Dispensing?

Three basic principles drive the design of any production dispensing process:

– Unidirectional flow of materials and personnel

– Segregation between hazardous and non-hazardous materials

– Separation of storage and manufacturing items and spaces

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Debunking Myths: Organic Supply Chain Manufacturers Only Need to Use a Traditional Bill of Materials

Sep 16, 2014 5:00:09 PM

Insights from: Organic Supply Chain Management (Whitepaper)

Organic supply chain (OSC) manufacturers require a comprehensive ERP system that takes advantage of systems beyond a traditional bill of materials (BOM). This is due to the specialized industry these manufacturers fall under. 

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CRM Trends in CPG

May 15, 2014 5:00:55 PM

Written by Wendell Simmons

For decades, consumer packaged goods brands (CPG) have leveraged Customer Relationship Management (CRM) solutions to engage with retail trade customers and the end-consumers like you and me. It's not always been an obvious fit; most CRM systems are designed for the hunter-gatherer sales model with a leads-opportunities-orders workflow. CPG brands are more aligned with the farming sales model built around the Trade Promotion Management (TPM) workflow model. Best-of-breed TPM solution vendors emerged to address the TPM process with stand-alone systems.  Brand account teams ended up using several separate systems to manage their retailer and consumer relationships.

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Total Recall: The True Cost of Foodborne Illness

Apr 10, 2014 5:00:07 PM

All eyes are on Tyson this week after their recall of chicken nuggets with a trace of plastics. Unfortunately, it’s not just the makers of highly processed foods that are struggling with recalls right now. As April unfolds, we see that the organic food industry is not immune either:

  • Three purveyors of organic black peppercorns herehere and here have also announced recalls this week.
  • And, the real shocker is this one: Tea Tree Oil mouthwash is recalled because of bacterial contamination, despite the many websites and even an NIH article touting tea tree oil's antibacterial properties!

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