April 18, 2017

Tracing items and managing recalls

Food Manufacturing Production Planning and Scheduling Best Practices

Accurate production planning and scheduling is critical for a company to reduce changeover time between production cycles, minimize wasted materials and run effective manufacturing practices. Additionally, the data that can be mined from past manufacturing cycles is incredibly valuable. Historical data allows you to better forecast lead times, develop a […]

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5 Quality Audits Every Food Company Should Be Doing

5 Quality Audits Every Food Company Should Be Doing

The health and safety of your food is important, but you should also be concerned with your food quality. If one low-quality food item makes it to a first-time customer, even if it’s an outlier rather than the norm, it could completely jeopardize your relationship with that customer forever. No […]

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9 Essential Purchasing Practices for Food Companies

9 Essential Purchasing Practices for Food Companies

Food distributors, producers, restaurants and other food companies often split their attention between acquiring raw food materials and assembling or processing them into finished goods. The finished product is obviously important, but you also need to consider the safety, nutrition, and quality of the ingredients. Accordingly, purchasing is a major […]

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JustFood for Food Manufacturing Companies: A Client Success Story

JustFood for Food Manufacturing Companies: A Client Success Story

This blog post was written in collaboration between JustFood and Joe Velez, Senior Consultant at Ultra Consultants. Ultra and JustFood have been working closely together with a couple food manufacturing companies. One to note is a global snack food company, one of the world’s largest producers of salted snack products […]

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2017 JustFood User Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

2017 JustFood User Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

The JustFood team was in Phoenix, Arizona, last week for one of two regional User Conferences in 2017. Unlike events in the past, this year’s conferences were designed specifically for the end-users of the JustFood software with more hands-on training, in-depth learning sessions and one-on-one time with industry experts. Forty […]

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5 product recall preventative measures for food manufacturers

5 product recall preventative measures for food manufacturers

Few things keep food producers up at night like the prospect of a product recall. At best, a product recall is a benign mistake that causes nothing more than aggravation, inconvenience and perhaps an angry customer or two. At worst, the consequences can be tragic, in both human and economic […]

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Tracing items and managing recalls

Tracing items and managing recalls

Recalls are among the riskiest and most anxiety provoking challenges a food producer can face. The same situation that would represent a small financial setback for a maker of consumer goods can be a life and death matter when your product is meant to be literally consumed. Most food businesses already […]

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5 things to look for in a warehouse bar coding system

When it comes to selecting a bar coding system or a tool for integrated lot tracking, there are plenty of options. But not all systems are created equal. If you want to get the most bang for your buck, you have to know what you’re looking for. We recommend the […]

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Seven preventive maintenance best practices for food manufacturing

Seven preventive maintenance best practices for food manufacturing

Modern food processing and production equipment is more advanced than ever before—but while that means increased production capacity and yield, it also means more complications when something breaks down or goes wrong. Instituting a proper preventive maintenance strategy can help you ensure that your equipment keeps working effectively, mitigating the […]

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Five strategies for food waste reduction at manufacturing and processing facilities

Each year, food manufacturers produce billions of pounds of food waste – most of which is avoidable or reusable under alternative circumstances. And while much noise has been made over the last few years in regards to curbing food waste, there’s still a lot to be done. The food waste […]

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