Jack Payne, Vice President of Product Management and
Solution Consulting, Aptean
Managing food safety and knowing what is in food and where it comes from sounds simple
enough. However, the ability to assure that prevention and tracing food all the way back to the farm
requires consistent standards and adequate technology. It is imperative that as a food manufacturer, when you invest in a technology solution for your business, you choose one that is designed
specifically to track and trace quickly and easily. You do not necessarily have to pick a solution just
because it’s the “latest and greatest” technology. Even with all the bells and whistles, it may not be
the right solution for your business. Your software investment needs to solve a business problem
and improve the efficiency of your organization. Having a graphical view of data enables simple
interpretation of even the most complex process and provides comprehensive data for all relevant
areas. You should be able to readily answer these questions with your invested solution:
• Where are my products?
• Where, when and in what
quantities were my products
• Which ingredients and processes
were used to make these products?
• What quality assurance data is
available for each of my products?
• Where, when and in what quantities
were the products shipped to and
• Who supplied the raw ingredients
• Were the raw ingredients used in
any other products?
Viewing this information, at both
a high level and a more drilled down
version, allows you to understand the
overall supply chain process from start
to finish. Selecting the technology that
will manage the supply chain for food
and its ingredients is an important decision for the general health of your business. Ensuring that the technology you
invest in is flexible, easily adaptable by
its users and will change and grow with
your organization allows your business
to better understand and prepare for
the future — exceeding both regulatory
compliance and customer satisfaction.
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