August 3, 2017

Customer Spotlight: Main Street Gourmet chooses JustFood as its ERP provider

Current food safety trends at the 2017 SQF International Conference

Current food safety trends at the 2017 SQF International Conference

As the importance of food safety and quality continues to be top of mind for many food manufacturing and processing companies, more and more thought must to go into quality assurance and the accompanying certifications and standards. This was the theme of this year’s SQF International Conference in Dallas last […]

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Five ways to maximize material requirements planning (MRP)

Five ways to maximize material requirements planning (MRP)

When it comes to food manufacturing, success is directly related to maximizing materials and ingredients and appropriately aligning supply with demand. And if you aren’t investing in material requirements planning (MRP), then it’s virtually impossible to encourage sustainable growth. For food manufacturers, there’s one question that must be answered: Are you utilizing […]

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3 lot tracking best practices to keep production efficient and safe

3 lot tracking best practices to keep production efficient and safe

It’s important for food manufacturers to have a clear understanding of what’s coming in and what’s going out of their facility. This is especially true for businesses that deal with perishable goods that need to be acutely aware of what’s happening both on a micro and macro level. Strategic lot tracking […]

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Is it time to move on from QuickBooks?

Is it time to move on from QuickBooks?

For a food company in the early stages of business, QuickBooks accounting software can be a great investment. With QuickBooks, you gain access to industry standard accounting tools, helping you keep up with your manufacturing, labor and facility costs, manage vendor invoices, accurately bill customers and forecast for growth strategy. […]

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4 reasons to modernize your food business

4 reasons to modernize your food business

Running a successful food business is complicated. Things like quality audits, food safety protocols, ingredient management and lot tracking are all crucial to the success of any food manufacturing or processing company. But without the proper technology in place, your company could be falling behind. Think about it like this: […]

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Bulk Ingredient Management: Maintaining Profitability and Safety

Bulk Ingredient Management: Maintaining Profitability and Safety

The success of a food manufacturing company generally relies on how well an organization manages the safety and profitability of their product. When it comes to the safety and profitability of manufacturing and processing, there are few areas of focus more important than ingredient management. Companies need to have a […]

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The FEFO Method to Expiration Date Management

The FEFO Method to Expiration Date Management

If you’re in the food manufacturing, distribution or processing industry, you know the importance of expiration date management. Between spoiled ingredients, stock overages, wasted labor and unnecessary spot checks, without the proper processes in place to address expiry date management, you could be losing big money. One of the most […]

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Customer Spotlight: Main Street Gourmet chooses JustFood as its ERP provider

Customer Spotlight: Main Street Gourmet chooses JustFood as its ERP provider

Main Street Gourmet is a frozen bakery manufacturer specializing in custom products like muffins, bars, cookies, granola and brownies for national food operators and specialty grocery stores.   Located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Main Street has been around since the late 1980s, and has transformed from a single storefront location in […]

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6 Tools for Better Shelf Life Management

6 Tools for Better Shelf Life Management

Food producers have a lot to gain by effectively managing the shelf lives of their ingredients and products: less waste, greater profits, better cash flow, happier customers and fewer recalls. But as clear as the benefits are, the best path to achieving them is equally cloudy. Things get even more […]

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4 Common Food Industry Workplace Safety Mistakes

4 Common Food Industry Workplace Safety Mistakes

Last week, we looked at how systems put in place to keep a facility safe can fail if they’re not properly maintained and reinforced. In this post, we’ll look at 4 common food industry workplace safety mistakes that can be avoided by creating reliable safety and programs in place. Workplace […]

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