White Papers

  1. Hygienic Design: Safety And Efficiency In Food Production

    In the food production industry, product contamination by microorganisms such as bacteria or fungi presents a potential and omnipotent risk. It is therefore important to prevent any type of contamination and to facilitate its removal. The public's access to multimedia also makes it more sensitive to the importance of hygienic design. This is why more and more facility and machine builders as well as manufacturers of individual components of these face this increasing challenge.

  2. ERP For Food And Beverage Compliance And Traceability

    How enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can help food and beverage manufacturing with traceability and regulatory compliance.

  3. ERP For The Foods And Beverage Quality Assurance

    How enterprise resource planning (ERP) software can help food and beverage manufacturing with quality assurance: statistical process control (SPC) and failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA).

  4. Why GDPR Must Be baked Into Your Enterprise Software

    Can you really prepare for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance with software that is bolted onto the outside of your enterprise resource planning (ERP) or field service management software?

  5. Don’t Let Your MRO Inventory Manage You: Part 3

    Even with a well-organized storeroom and a fully functional CMMS/EAM system, ineffective data collection and management will negatively impact your materials management operation. Things like lack of standardized descriptions, incorrect inventory data, incomplete or inaccurate supplier information, incorrect or missing locations, incomplete or inaccurate bills of material, missing or inaccurate lead times, reorder points, and reorder quantities, or missing parametric data (e.g. critical spares, repairable items, ABC classifications, cycle count frequencies, etc.) all contribute to inefficiency, material delays, and increased costs.

  6. Don’t Let Your MRO Inventory Manage You: Part 2

    A basis storeroom has now been created, and at least basic data about the stocked items has been captured on spreadsheets. Parts are stored safely and can now easily be located.

  7. Don’t Let Your MRO Inventory Manage You: Part 1

    Parts are scattered around the site, maybe organized but most likely not. If anyone knows what’s there – let alone how many and what condition they are in – it’s probably in someone’s head, in a notebook or possibly in a spreadsheet if you’re really lucky. Some of it is usable, some not. The department owner orders parts with little consideration as to lead time, price, quality, or reliability. The directive given to the purchasing department is “just get me what I want as soon as possible.” There’s no sharing of information, which can lead to duplicate parts purchases. If the part is needed urgently, you may even pay extra to expedite it.

  8. Ensuring Conformity Of Packaged Food

    In this white paper, our focus is to unravel what conformity of packaged food is: from regulatory compliance and upholding branding requirements to ensuring consumers’ needs are met. We look at why conformity is important to different stakeholders within the food industry. We also consider the technologies available to help meet conformity objectives, plus the additional business benefits they provide, to alleviate some of the pressures that manufacturers and brand owners face today. 

  9. Reduce Operational Costs With Hygienically-Designed Equipment

    This white paper explains why the hygienic design of product inspection equipment is critical. It explores the key benefits of investing in such equipment by highlighting the areas which will help manufacturers to ensure the safety of food, beverage and pharmaceutical products.

  10. Optimally Adjusting Filling Processes

    This white paper explores common filling problems providing advice and solutions to fine tune these processes. It shows proven applications and methods of controlling filling processes along with example calculations to show the possible savings modern checkweighers can achieve.