Lessons Learned from Food & Beverage Distributors and Manufacturers – Lesson #4

Posted on: January 5, 2014

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Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Food & Beverage, Sage ERP X3

The Canadian Food and Beverage industry is a competitive market as producers thrive to outperform their competition. We have compiled a list of “Lessons Learned” from Food and Beverage distributors and manufacturers across the country.

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Lesson #4 for the Food and Beverage Industry

ENSURE YOUR COMPANY COMPLIES WITH GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS

Government regulations are increasingly important to the Food and Beverage industry. This is particularly important because of the large financial penalties that can be incurred, brand reputation and public safety concerns. Due to new regulations, such as the Bioterrorism Act and the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP), it is crucial to react as quickly as possible.

According to the Aberdeen Group, only 8% of surveyed manufacturing companies have eliminated the manual process for their compliance programs. Using a manual process runs the risk of time delays and inaccuracies, ultimately putting the public’s health at risk.

There are 6 important automatic processes to consider for your plant’s operations to promote government regulations:

1. Lot traceability
2. Audit trails
3. Digital electronic signatures
4. Quality control
5. Document signatures
6. Security features

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