Traceability In Food & Beverage Manufacturing is The Cornerstone of Quality


Compliance and quality are the foundations all great food & beverage manufacturers rely on to create and strengthen trust with their distribution networks and customers. Traceability Is Key To Excelling At Compliance And Quality for Food & Beverage Manufacturing Companies. Traceability for food & beverage manufacturers isn’t optional anymore.

Metrics and Issues to Consider in SQM (Supplier Quality Management) By 5 Big Industries


In the first post our long tme guest blogger, Chuck Intrieri of The Lean Supply Chai n, gave us 5 core metrics to evaluate supplier performance using supplier quality management and a 4 step process to execute. In today’s post, Chuck will take it a step further and break down metrics and issues to look out for by 5 main industries: Pharmaceuticals. Review of SQM Metrics and Issues Across 5 Core Industries. #1: Trend Metrics Collected per Site.


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Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay


Bottom Line: Cleanrooms provide the potential for plastics manufacturers to increase the average machine rate per hour, average markups and profit per production run by charging a price premium based on their certifications, compliance and industry expertise. Plastics manufacturers are relying on and investing in cleanrooms to capture new customers and gain a greater share of revenues from existing accounts. Proven Strategies For Improving Cleanroom Manufacturing.

Supplier Quality Management: What it is, 5 Key Metrics to Know & a 4 Step Supplier Evaluation Process


When you choose a company to transport your freight or to supply you with the materials you need to manufacture a product, you are putting your hard work and reputation in their hands. The next posts in the series will break down metrics and issues to consider in SQM by industry and conclude with a case study on the application of SQM. 5 Key Metrics to Use for Scoring Supplier Quality Management (From LNS Research ).

Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Since much of the previous year in business and elsewhere was defined by a global pandemic, we are left asking what will 2021 look like for food and beverage shippers. Food trends had an interesting 12 months as things changed quite a bit throughout the course of COVID-19.

A New Decade: Give Science A Chance

Supply Chain Shaman

The first story is about a large regional food manufacturer. The second story is about a regional beverage manufacturer. The supply chain team is subservient to manufacturing, with the plant managers believing that they understand supply chain management basics.

Logistics Metrics You Didn’t Know You Should Be Watching

Supply Chain Collaborator

Troublesome delays can occur while assets are on the yard at DCs, warehouses or manufacturing facilities. . __. Troublesome delays can occur while assets are on the yard at DCs, warehouses or manufacturing facilities. Its absence is felt when easily avoidable yard-based delays lead to down time for manufacturing operations, product spoilage for food shippers and inventory shortages for retailers as a few examples.

Metrics that Matter: Quality Management


Quality affects every aspect of manufacturing, encompassing the totality of features, services, customer interactions and promises that comprise a product offering. While many people think of quality as a manufacturing issue, quality should permeate every aspect of the organization, encompassing processes as diverse as order entry, stockroom picking, invoice creation and supplier performance, in addition to production quality. Using Metrics to Measure Quality.

One Man’s Trash: How Blockchain Can Target Food Waste to Help End World Hunger

Material Handling and Logistics

According to the United Nations, one in nine people today—or 815 million globally—lack access to the food necessary to lead a healthy lifestyle. Every year, one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption—or 1.3 billion metric tons—gets lost or wasted. What’s more, net food losses in developed countries (222 million metric tons) equate to nearly all of the food produced in Sub-Saharan Africa yearly (223 million metric tons).

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Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on


by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor.

A snapshot of the food industry in 2020: What the data says


How has the food industry managed the tumult of 2020? Why use Unleashed to gain a food industry snapshot? Setting a benchmark: 2019 in the food industry. Total food industry transactions grew 91% YOY. 2019 was a bumper year for the food industry.

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Which Metrics Matter? Interview with Philippe Lambotte

Supply Chain Shaman

My journey to understand supply chain Metrics That Matter started three years ago. We are currently mapping the progress of all public manufacturing, distribution and retail companies on three factors: Strength: Year-over-year improvement on operating margin and inventory turns for the past six years. Balance: The ability to balance a portfolio of metrics to maximize market capitalization and free cash flow. How do you balance metrics ? .

Manufacturing Disruption is Here. Will Your Company Survive?


Manufacturers can miss opportunities to adapt due to their lack of speed in responding to disruptive forces, under-investing in new growth areas or applying existing business models to new markets. Manufacturers’ business strategies and production tactics are being affected by “business disruptors,” including changes in the business environment and in the ways products are made. How will Manufacturers Survive Disruption? Continuously Improve as a Manufacturer.

Quality Audits Are The Future Of Food & Beverage Manufacturing


Bottom Line: Food & beverage manufacturing’s future is being defined by the over 60 customer quality audit requests a typical manufacturer receives every year, combined with the need to excel at FDA audits and compliance to stay competitive. Food and beverage manufacturers need to find new ways to scale auditing if they’re going to keep growing and attracting new customers. Quality Audits Need To Become Routine For Food & Beverage Manufacturers.

Measuring Up?

Supply Chain Shaman

The average manufacturing company’s supply chain organization is 15 years old. The supply chain is a complex system with finite, and non-linear relationships between supply chain metrics that drive balance sheet results. We find that companies can improve one, but not two of the metrics. Teams struggle to drive improvement in both metrics at the same time. Analysis of Performance and Improvement by Industry on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter.

How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. An effective supply chain strategy that controls costs is crucial because margins for ingredient manufacturers are typically thin. How Food Ingredient Shippers Can Make Logistics Improvements . There are a few things that most food ingredient suppliers can do to increase supply chain performance.

Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

The threat of food-borne illness marred the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday. Two days before the day of thanks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert advising people to avoid all types of romaine lettuce due to an E. Before problems arise, companies must properly select and implement the right systems in order to manage food recalls, including warehouse management system (WMS) and potentially warehouse execution system (WES).

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How to calculate safety stock – with formulas and examples


The reorder point is the level of stock at which you ought to reorder more stock (or components, in the case of manufacturers). Safety stock levels for manufacturers. The safety stock formula is used to set ideal stock levels for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors.

Food Recalls and WMS: Benefits of Recall Functionality in a Warehouse Execution System

Veridian Solutions

The threat of food-borne illness marred the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday. Two days before the day of thanks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a food safety alert advising people to avoid all types of romaine lettuce due to an E. Before problems arise, companies must properly select and implement the right systems in order to manage food recalls, including warehouse management system (WMS) and potentially warehouse execution system (WES).

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Smart Sensors and the IIoT Improve Manufacturing Efficiency


as well as the Industrial Internet of Things , manufacturers are using technology to enhance their operations in ways they never before thought possible to get manufacturing efficiency. The IIoT has already proven itself as a highly effective tool in the manufacturing sector, and we've only seen the beginning of what this technology is really capable of achieving. A System of Smart Labels and Sensors To Enhance Manufacturing Efficiency.

Why I No Longer Believe in the Gartner Supply Chain Top 25

Supply Chain Shaman

The AMR Top 25 was the first methodology that tried to connect financial metrics with supply chain excellence. It elevated the discussion on supply chain excellence and drove more discipline and rigor in the use of financial metrics. See how different the progress is on this metric by industry? The retail sector formula has far different metrics than the chemical industry. That’s the chemical industry, medical devices and packaged food.

How Can Paper Producers Rise to the Production Challenge?

USC Consulting Group

The novel coronavirus has produced a lot of uncertainty, and for manufacturers in the pulp and paper industry, that includes uncertainty related to demand. “The sanitary paper product manufacturing market may near $108 billion by year’s end.”

Offering Prayers While Looking Down the Barrel of a Gun

Supply Chain Shaman

This confession comes seven years after selling of contaminated food. The food recall is the largest in US history. …never before has a corporate executive been convicted of federal felony charges in a food safety violation. Parnell, is now charged and convicted for selling adulterated and mis-branded food into interstate commerce with the intent to defraud or mislead. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. In 2008, the company manufactured 2.5%

Novo Nordisk: A Story of a Supply Chain Leader

Supply Chain Shaman

We are not as mature as CPG or Food/Beverage. Given the level of industry maturity within pharmaceutical manufacturing, Novo Nordisk has a strong foundation in manufacturing. In addition, manufacturing and supply management processes are quite centralized which allows faster execution, focused vision and clear control and accountability. We also have strong manufacturing culture and high focus on “Lean” initiatives.

New Bookends: The Tale of Supply Chain Global Leaders in Consumer Products

Supply Chain Shaman

Overall Results on the Supply Chain Metrics That Matter. In the last five years, consumer products and food/beverage leaders faced different challenges. Overall, in the industry, there is more forward momentum in consumer products sector than the food/beverage peer groups. Consumer products companies experienced slow growth while the food and beverage leaders faced declining–often sharp–market trends. Definition.

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How Microsoft & ThroughPut are helping Global Manufacturers increase Output during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and how every Operations Professional can help


Automotive manufacturers are remobilizing to produce ventilators. In fact, in the last 6 weeks alone, I have personally been to the front lines of Yokohama, Milan, New York, and San Francisco , working alongside some of the world’s most professionally-committed food manufacturing & distribution, plastics manufacturing, and industrial operations personnel. It’s on manufacturers now to not let humanity down on its critical needs. So, manufacturers, assemble!

Sage Advice? Only for Turkeys.

Supply Chain Shaman

Consider the case of food manufacturing. The only metric that we have improved through ten years of IT investments is the revenue/employee number. The company that has done this the best in this food peer group is General Mills. Over the course of the last decade, I have worked with many companies that moved manufacturing to countries with lower labor costs. This week, I am grounded due to weather. So, I am spending my time writing.

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Data-driven decision making in beer manufacturing [expert Q&A]


How did you become involved in the beer manufacturing industry? So that showed me there was an opening in the market for a service where these beer manufacturers could have access to a higher-level skill-set, but not on a full-time basis. Because if you have a brewpub you’re going to expect revenues and financial metrics that are really akin to a restaurant. Food trucks and tasting rooms.

How Machine Learning Is Redefining Supply Chain Management


The manufacturing industry leads all others in the volume of data it produces on a yearly basis. Also, machine learning is leading to more accurate measures of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), a key metric many manufacturers and supply chain operations rely on. Supplier quality, compliance and the need for track-and-trace hierarchies are essential in regulated industries including Aerospace and Defense, Food & Beverage, and Medical Products.

7 Tips To Consider When Selecting an MES Solution


Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) enable supply chain networks and manufacturing to stay synchronized, scale and flex to fluctuations in demand. The best MES implementations bring greater accuracy, control, scale, and speed to shop floors and are one of the strongest growth catalysts any manufacturer can have. Compromising on an MES decision leads quickly to mediocre manufacturing performance, poor quality, and lost customers.

QAD Explore 2019: Vertical Market Round-up


The city of New Orleans played quite the host this year to our growing community of manufacturers for our largest annual customer conference, Explore. There was a lot of discussion among attendees I spoke with regarding how QAD can help them to rapidly advance their organizations in the face of all the transformation and disruption occurring in the markets they serve and within the four walls of their manufacturing facilities. Consumer Products and Food & Beverage.

Maximize Efficiencies With Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) Software


A leading plastics global plastics manufacturer has standardized on Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) as one of their primary metrics based on its proven value in stabilizing every production machine on their shop floor.

What Is the True Cost of Eating Meat?

Supply Chain Brain

Food and farming is one of the biggest economic sectors in the world. In 2016, the world’s meat production was estimated at 317m metric tons, and that is expected to continue to grow. the food chain now includes the agribusiness companies, the retailers, and the entertainment sector. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, in 2014 the food and drink manufacturing sector contributed £27bn to the economy, and employed 3.8

Do Supply Chain Planning systems generate any value?


I was on a call last week with a large company in the food and beverage space that has spent $100s of millions, and many years, on an ERP deployment. The issue is that none of their IT investments in the last 10 years have moved the needle on operational metrics such as inventory levels, case fill rates, and other operational metrics. by Trevor Miles I have been in the advanced planning and scheduling (APS) space since 1995 when I joined i2 Technologies in Europe.

What does ‘on-time, in-full’ (OTIF) mean in the consumer sector?


and Trading Partner Alliance outline some of the key considerations that should go into developing and using the on-time and in-full delivery metric. To fill these gaps, a growing number of companies operating in the consumer sector have adopted the “on-time in-full” (OTIF) delivery metric.