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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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Certificate of Analysis: Fullscope EDGE for AX 2.0 for Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Dec 3, 2014 4:00:08 PM

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

What is COA?

A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is an official document provided to customers who require specification documentation for specific lots of items they purchase. The COA describes specific tests performed to confirm the quality of a given item lot. It should list tests performed, the tolerance/outcome allowed for each test, results of the tests on a sample of that item lot, and lot expiration date.

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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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Without a trace.....

Jan 2, 2014 2:00:15 PM

In earlier posts here and here, we talked about how social media is changing the game when it comes to consumer recalls. I just took a peek at the FDA enforcement report in my inbox, and all I can say is that it will help motivate my January diet resolutions… Today, let’s take a look at another key part of the recall readiness toolkit: traceability. Over on FoodDive, the Traceability playbook describes six key advantages of implementing a comprehensive, modern traceability system:
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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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