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Making quality and safety a competitive advantage with Infor CloudSuite PLM

March 27, 2020 By Maarten Hagen

Consumer demand for greater product innovation and transparency, ever-increasing quality and compliance pressures, tighter profit margins, new channel opportunities, and a dynamic workforce are just some of the factors that are shifting market dynamics to the point where food and beverage manufacturers need to take a fresh approach to how they do business.

Here we look at strategies on how to avoid recalls and explore multiple angles as when it comes to product data.

Nutrition and Health Claims are a great way to communicate ‘goodness’, ‘wellness’ & health on your products to customers and consumers. Being able to ‘play’ with development recipes and automatically calculate applicable claims provides an attractive alternative to ‘post event’ checking. This allows faster confirmation of suitability and reduces time to market.

Closely related the topic of Regulatory Compliance continues. This is where you need to check that all your ingredients are allowed in your recipes & approved for your factories. At the same time nutrition & allergens can be checked against the design brief. When selling into multiple Customers / Markets / Countries the complexity required increases quickly. Here you also need a solution that scales and confidently provides you insights and full compliance.

Ingredient Declarations when approached with conventional approaches of run the risk of having mistakes. This especially comes into play when compound ingredients are purchased, and these need to be combined to higher level aggregation. When Customer / Country based naming is being added to this the case for a software solution is readily confirmed.

At the lowest level, ingredients are the source of information that drive the total product compliance and avoid recalls. Binding in suppliers to ingredient information capture, together with standard industry reference data gives you the confidence that your data source meets your needs to efficiently being able to use as many ingredients as you need, and avoid any mistakes which would lead to potential recalls.

There are multiple angles when it comes to recalls when they relate to product data.

Where do you start if you want to improve?

Infor’s CloudSuite PLM for Process (Optiva) provides a solution to unify data and processes across the enterprise, utilize collaborative project management and provides improve formula optimization, develop and launch new products faster and ensure 100% global labelling compliance. The Infor PLM solution can be deployed quickly in the cloud.

Please register for our webinar on 13 May at 2pm with New Food magazine to learn more.

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  • Cloud
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Food & Beverage
  • Infor PLM for Process
  • EMEA
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