Edgewater Fullscope Blog

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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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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A Help or Hindrance: Is Your ERP System Built for Your Industry? Part 2

Dec 17, 2013 2:00:58 PM

Part Two: Manufacturing Processes & Production Requirements

Batch processing is one of the simplest manufacturing processes. In some cases, companies using discrete ERP applications to run their businesses are forced to use work-arounds to solve process issues. In batch processing, the company can use either a bill of materials or a formula. However, discrete BOM-based applications have limitations, including units of measure (UOM), material/routing relationships, variable consumption, percentage-based formulations, step consumption, variable output and unplanned co- and by-products.

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​A Help or Hindrance: Is Your ERP System Built for Your Industry? Part 1

Dec 17, 2013 2:00:55 PM

Part One: Types of Manufacturers

“ERP for Manufacturing” is a broad term. Each industry has very different requirements, and process manufacturers in particular are quite diverse when it comes to actual operational processes. When evaluating enterprise resource planning (ERP) applications, most of the differentiation occurs in the manufacturing process, and not all ERP systems handle all industry requirements. In fact, very few do.

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Manufacturers Need Industry-specific Solutions to Grow

Mar 18, 2013 3:00:08 PM

Manufacturers, by the pure nature of what they do, require very specific software applications to run their businesses. When you drop to an industry level, the special requirements lists for both get even longer.

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