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Friday February 24 2017 06:10
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Monday January 23 2017 14:17
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Wednesday June 03 2015 10:36
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Wednesday February 25 2015 18:01
QADEX Supports Businesses Threatened by EU Exit
Tuesday February 10 2015 04:29
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Wednesday January 14 2015 10:37
Strong Partnership Brings Effective IT Solutions From CSB-System
Thursday January 08 2015 08:39
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QADEX Supports Businesses Threatened by EU Exit
With the European market still the biggest and most convenient for the UK food industry, leading politicians have warned of the potential consequences of leaving the EU. The UK’s exit from the EU could be decided by a referendum in two years’ time, and if the public decide on quitting the union the UK’s food industry could be first hit.

Shadow food and farm minister Huw Irranca-Davies and Scotland’s rural affairs secretary and farm minister Richard Lochhead were among those who spoke out about the potential disaster facing the industry at the Oxford Farming Conference.

Tracey Cranney, Operations Manager at QADEX, said, “The referendum is a huge threat to the British farming industry – the UK can’t fund farming at the same levels as the EU. Quitting the EU could change the industry forever and businesses need to be prepared for all outcomes.”

Of course politics divides the opinion on the EU membership debate, and there were politicians who disagreed with the threat to the farming industry from leaving the EU. UKIP has predicted trade with the EU would be unaffected by the UK exit as the nation is its biggest customer.

With the dairy industry already in crisis over falling prices worldwide and oversupply, the question remains whether the food industry would benefit or crumble from an EU exit. If the UK does decide to leave the EU and trade relationships are affected, manufacturers may have to look further afield for suppliers.

QADEX software rigorously audits suppliers and eliminates risks for food businesses with extended food chains. With new EU labelling laws demanding more and more consumer information on packets, it is becoming ever more important to audit each and every supply chain.

Tracey added, “From supplier risk assessments to allergen declaration checking, QADEX allows companies to choose modules and build a bespoke software system to help them stay compliant and make day to day life easier. We’ll be supporting food businesses through a referendum if it comes to it, and helping them assess and audit new international suppliers.”
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Epicor Tropos Functionality Winning New UK Customers
Epicor Software Corporation, a global leader in business software solutions for manufacturing, distribution, retail and services organisations, today announced two new customers for its Epicor Tropos process manufacturing system, which provides unrivalled recipe-based production, materials traceability, and regulatory compliance for UK process manufacturers. PureMalt Products, an ingredient supplier to the food and beverage industry, and Wagg Foods, a UK-based pet foods producer, both have selected the Epicor Tropos solution.

In the 21st century where process accuracy, efficiency and traceability are central to the success of any process manufacture, Epicor Tropos is selected time and time again over competitors in the marketplace due to its depth of functionality, as well as the flexibility and value it delivers to process manufacturers.

Whether in the food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, healthcare or cosmetics industries, Epicor Tropos is designed to meet specific industry challenges. With built-in niche application tools for industries such as distilleries and cheese-making, and the flexible business process management engine, customers get flexible, practical, and automated capabilities that enable them and their supply chain to connect more effectively and efficiently.

PureMalt Products is an independent, privately owned company located in Scotland. It has evolved and transformed over the past 40 years from flour Milling and Malting into the specialised production of refined malt extracts. A team of 65 produce and distribute a unique range of refined malt extracts for the Food and Beverage Industries across more than 50 countries worldwide.

A family-run business started in 1923, Wagg Foods began life selling animal feed, before starting to manufacture pet foods in the 1980s. Automation and high quality products have been at the centre of Wagg’s success and it now sells pet food products throughout the UK to the major grocers, general multiples, cash & carry chains and independent pet shops, as well as in more than 16 countries globally.

“For us, the depth of industry specific functionality in Epicor Tropos and its flexibility makes it the best system on the market,” said Ross Turner, Business Systems Manager at PureMalt Products. “The technology underpinning the solutions will allow us to make changes easily as we grow and diversify as a business in the future. The team that presented to us gave us great confidence that Epicor will be able to deliver what we needed, through their clear market expertise and enthusiasm.”

Epicor Tropos gives organisations the power to improve decision making, strengthen internal and external connections, deliver on shorter production and supply schedules, and gain business efficiency and cost savings. It is and end-to-end solution with integrated management, automating activities and access to information across sales, inventory, scheduling, manufacturing, quality control, materials traceability, regulatory compliance, customer relations and finance.

“Process manufacturing is a complicated business and whilst there are common processes within vertical markets, every business has its own twist on how to do things,” said Steve Winder, regional vice president UK and Ireland for Epicor.

“Epicor Tropos includes not only a set of standard features for all the key areas of your business, but an incredibly flexible business process management and business intelligence tool set so that you can get exactly the process and information you need to succeed as a company.”
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Strong Partnership Brings Effective IT Solutions From CSB-System
Food and drink IT specialist CSB-System and leading factory automation solutions provider AutoCoding Systems have formed a strategic alliance.

Under the agreement, both companies will be able to offer each other’s full range of products, including CSB’s food and drink specific software covering areas such as ERP, MES, production planning and traceability, and AutoCoding Systems’ proven coding and packaging verification solutions.

Founded in 1977, CSB-System creates tailor made business software solutions that help food and beverage companies achieve increased performance, profitability and efficiency, including in-house systems for process and business management and also flexible mobile and field service solutions. The company is one of the leading business software vendors within the worldwide food and beverage sector, with over 30 sales companies and represented in over 40 countries.

AutoCoding Systems has been providing factory automation solutions to FMCG companies in the UK for over 10 years. The company has particular expertise in coding and packaging verification and data integrity on the packing line that reduces the need for operator intervention and eliminates the risk of packing and coding errors. AutoCoding’s software is able to integrate with all major coding, labelling, checkweighing and packaging equipment manufacturers and its modular system enables a solution to be tailored to individual customer requirements.

The ability to combine the two companies’ areas of expertise will provide customers with a seamless system of control and monitoring from goods inwards to the packing and onward distribution of finished goods, delivering optimised processing, high efficiencies and comprehensive data reporting.

“We are delighted to have formed this alliance with AutoCoding Systems,” comments Paul Griffin, International Business Development Director, CSB-System. “The company’s experience and market knowledge will be invaluable in helping us to further grow our presence in the UK market.”

Mike Hughes, Managing Director of AutoCoding Systems adds: “CSB-System is a like-minded company, which has a clear synergy with our own operations, and forming a closer working relationship will allow us to use our joint expertise and technical knowledge to open many mutually beneficial opportunities.”

For further information contact
CSB-System AG:
Tel: +49 2451 625 430
Fax: +49 2451 625 291
Email: info@csb-system.com
Web: www.csb.com
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