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Lot numbers explained – All you need to know about lot numbers

We see lot numbers applied to many of the products we use in everyday life, from toiletries and medicines to food products, drinks, and cars. Different companies have different ways of assigning lot numbers, but generally, the codes help manufacturers identify information about their products, like which materials were used to make them, where they ... Read More

  April 8, 2021     

Medical Device Manufacturing in 2021 – The 3 Key Challenges

For medical device manufacturers connected to the Covid-19 pandemic response, 2020 has been a year of growth. However more broadly the industry has faced the same challenges as other manufacturing sectors, with a -4.4% decline in US market size expected for 2020, according to IbisWorld data. Whether 2021 will see a return to previous growth [&helli ... Read More

  October 28, 2020     

How Product Labelling Can Help Manufacturers Increase Efficiency and Accuracy

Product labelling can be a complex process. Manufacturers today are faced with a range of evolving requirements that complicate this process and leave many businesses merely accepting this process as the cost of doing business. But it certainly doesn’t need to be. Product labelling can make a huge difference if properly implemented, increasing ef ... Read More

  August 22, 2019     

How Lot Traceability Can Help Your Business

If you’re the manager of a manufacturing business, you’ll do whatever it takes to keep a factory running without a hitch. Factories are complex, busy places with a lot of systems, machinery and processes in place. Technology plays a key part in the manufacturing world. We see the benefits of it clearly through lot traceability […] ... Read More

  July 30, 2019     

3 Effective Ways to Minimise Negative Impacts of a Product Recall to Your Business

In certain industries, recall rates are high enough to be factored in as part of the business process. Recalls are particularly pertinent to automotive, food and medical industries costing companies billions of dollars. However, even the most diligent business operators are exposed to product recalls regardless of industry and whether you are a man ... Read More

  July 25, 2019     

How Business Owners Can Minimise the Impact of Product Recalls

At some stage in time, it’s very likely that most business owners will experience having to manage a product recall. While having to implement a product recall certainly is not ideal, there are some key steps businesses can take to make the process as pain-free as possible. It is essential to have processes and systems […] ... Read More

  July 3, 2019     

3 Tips to Help You Manage Product Recalls

When something goes wrong with your product, a recall might be on the cards. There is a whole spectrum when it comes to product recalls. Sometimes they are relatively benign and easy to fix, or they can span to being very dangerous, expensive or both. Depending on what you’ve sold and what the problem is, […] ... Read More

  June 19, 2019     

Inventory management: creating a lean approach to food manufacturing

A lean approach is fundamental shift in thinking; it moves away from traditional manufacturing and towards a more systematic approach. It is a business model focused on the reduction of any non-value adding or wasteful activities whilst simultaneously adding customer value. You can achieve this with a powerful inventory management system, read on t ... Read More

  September 29, 2017     

Inventory Stock Efficiencies For Food Manufacturers

A food manufacturer typically stores inventory stock in a warehouse before shipping them to customers. Inventory stock management is therefore vital to food manufacturers because of the large amounts of inventory stock typically stored. Large amounts of inventory increase inventory costs and management costs, and can reduce warehouse efficiency, th ... Read More

  August 19, 2017     

Successful Product Recalls with Inventory Software

In business, no product is immune to the risk of a product recall. Research suggests that product recalls in the United States have been on the increase. In 1988, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission was involved in some 221 recalls, and by 1993, that number had risen to 367 recalls. These product recalls can […] ... Read More

  August 1, 2017     

Breweries and cloud-based software – Can they work together?

For breweries, cloud-based software is extremely accessible from wherever you happen to be, as long as you have an Internet connection. ... Read More

  April 13, 2017     

Brandini Toffee reduces risk for food manufacturing

Brandini Toffee, early beginnings It was a fairytale beginning to a business – two teenagers started selling toffee made from a simple recipe to raise money for a class trip. Brandon Weimer and his best friend, Leah Post went from these innocuous beginning to creating and distributing a gourmet brand that has been seen on […] ... Read More

  March 15, 2017     

Boost Your Brewing Process With Better Inventory Management

Having the right inventory management system is a critical component of successful beer brewing and the changes in demand and production. ... Read More

  November 3, 2016     

Surviving a Product Recall

A product recall situation is something all businesses hope to never find themselves in, however unfortunately it happens from time to time to the best of companies. ... Read More

  November 1, 2016