Centralizing Information Management in the Food and Beverage Industry: A Case for LIMS Applications in Food Safety and Quality Management
Real-time access to and centralization of data is an essential element in any efficient and safe food and beverage processing environment. The challenge faced by many food and beverages processors is the lack of industry-specific technology that tailors to their operational and industry-specific needs. The manual pen-and-paper methods used widely across the industry to keep track of incoming, outgoing and internal operational data is needing to become obsolete due to the pressures from regulators, legislators, and business partners for data traceability, access and accountability.
SaaS or Cloud – Approaching global business regimes for food and beverage companies through distinctive PLM infrastructure options
Security is becoming an increasingly multi-faceted and multi-dimensional concept in global cyberspace. Product data management is a key asset in the manufacturing business, and now, more than ever, in the era of global business supply chain structures in cyberspace, the security of product data and its lifecycle becomes all the more crucial. Outdated border-based security frameworks, strong defenses and internal black-box mechanisms may no longer be able to serve the needs of global businesses. Regulatory complexities, such as recent trade embargo rulings, for example, directly impact global supply chain management of the food and beverage manufacturing sector and their inherent PLM systems.
According to an ISO27001 Global Report 2016, over half (56%) of the respondents indicated that gaining a competitive advantage was a major motivation for them to acquire certification. SpecPage's ISO27001 certification will definitely be a push for customers to implement SpecPage products and services, including the Product Lifecycle and Data Management (PLM, PDM) software and services. A key fact to point out is that ISO certifications are granted to companies rather than specific products or services.