Articles Tagged with ''ERP''

Maintenance Software

CMMS provides enhanced functionality

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Maintenance staff can’t do their jobs if they spend more time on paperwork than maintenance.
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Automation

Cost containment: Using automation to help stop leaks

Everywhere you look, your cash flow is hemorrhaging. Integrated automation systems can show you where to start applying tourniquets.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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 You may be able to use a spreadsheet or home accounting program to get your household finances in order. But, there are so many places for cash to evaporate in a food or beverage plant, that unless you are using an integrated software system to track and focus every process, you may never know if leaks exist. 


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Manufacturing Intelligence

Manufacturing Intelligence: Using the right tools to make the right decisions

You may have an ERP system and industrial controls in place, but are you getting the key performance indicators needed to stay ahead of the competition?
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence software is a crucial tool.
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Technology Sourcebook

Cloud-based ERP solution

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 The Sage Inventory Advisor cloud solution integrates with Sage 100 ERP, Sage 300 ERP and Sage ERP X3 systems. 


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Technology Sourcebook

ERP integration solution

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 The Smartware Bigfoot enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration customized solution integrates asset maintenance data with ERP systems to help eliminate double data entry and improve process automation.  


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TECH FLASH

Traceability for improved freshness and lower cost: Walmart’s produce plan for the future

The retailer’s new plan aims to improve labeling and tracking.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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With reduced costs and improved freshness as its goals, Walmart looks to the future of produce retailing.
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TECH FLASH

Hey! You! Get onto my cloud!: Manufacturers scramble for cloud ERP solutions

Cloud manufacturing is catching on, and ERP providers are increasing their offerings.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Processors big and small are hoping to catch the wave on the new technology.


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Field Report

Processor grows out of accounting software

A simple accounting software package may serve initial needs, but company growth calls for more diversity and functionality—spell it ERP.
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RM Foods has grown from a supplier to restaurants, El Torito and Acapulco, to a much larger customer base that now includes retailers and bigbox stores such as Trader Joe’s, Costco, Sam’s Club and Whole Foods.


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Continuous improvement

Engaged staff equals better performance

Virtually every manufacturer with a business continuity plan wants to improve continuously, including in the way it approaches continuous improvement.
By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Like motherhood and love of country, continuous improvement is a concept that demands support. None dare speak against it; all are obliged to sing its praises.


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TECH FLASH

Connecting ERP with HACCP, LIMS and PLM systems

For farm-to-fork control of products, build your ERP system on your HACCP plan and connect it with lab and product lifecycle systems.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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For farm-to-fork control of products, build your ERP system on your HACCP plan and connect it with lab and product lifecycle systems.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

Podcasts

Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Food Engineering

FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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