A Software Implementation Primer
Food manufacturers can implement traceability programs to generate revenue as software becomes more integrated and user-friendly, said experts offering advice on how to choose
those systems and put them into action.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) has long been a mainstay in
any business endeavor. Tracking resources and their use, as well
as day-to-day business responsibilities, is a task considered by
many as best completed by a software system. Putting a computer in charge cuts down on errors seen in manual paper tracking.
Similarly, the traceability programs deemed increasingly vital in the
global food system, due to regulation or customer demand, can be
most accurately monitored and documented by software systems.
“Most requests we have now have an awful lot to do with regula-
tory compliance,” said Mike Edgett, director of industry marketing
and process manufacturing at Infor. The company focuses on pro-
cessing and manufacturing solutions including ERP and best-in-
breed applications catered to user needs.
“If we can integrate [traceability capabilities] into something that
helps the organization avoid cost
or capture revenue, it really turns
into a win-win for the organization
and for the end consumer,” said
Christian Hutter, senior vice president
of food and beverage for Junction
Solutions. The company is a sin-gle-source provider of vertical-specif-
By Holly Henschen, Editor
"If we can integrate [traceability capabilities] into something that
helps the organization avoid cost or capture revenue, it really turns
into a win-win for the organization and for the end consumer."