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Businesses Urged To Ensure Supplier Certification For Halal and Kosher Foods
Following a recent debate in the UK surrounding mislabelled halal food, businesses in the food manufacturing and processing industry are being urged to be extra cautious when choosing their suppliers.

With innovative software such as QADEX, specifically designed for food businesses, companies can use supplier management tools to ensure all halal and kosher foods have the right certifications and can be treated in an appropriate manner.

QADEX Vision takes the stress out of supplier certification management, allowing in-depth certification tracking and gathering all necessary data from suppliers. At a time when the food industry has been subject to scandals and is being constantly scrutinised, QADEX software offers businesses a host of simple tools to stay on top of legalities and protect their brand.

Tracey Cranney, Operations Manager at QADEX said: “After recent uproar in the media, the last thing a business needs is to be found using a supplier without the appropriate certification. Halal and kosher suppliers have certificates with expiry dates, therefore it is crucial that retailers and wholesalers keep on top of the situation.

"The QADEX Vision system removes the hassle by gathering all data and certificates from suppliers and ensuring they are maintained and up to date at all times. Forget manually updating spreadsheets and databases and chasing up suppliers for information – QADEX does all this for you, allowing you and your business to focus on other priorities.”

The QADEX software system has been specifically designed for use within the food service industry, to significantly reduce risk to consumers as well as to brand reputation. It features a wealth of modules to choose from, specific to each part of the process and tailored for manufacturers and suppliers, retailers and wholesalers and food service operators. To help businesses fully understand the food safety risks posed by suppliers on a daily basis, the QADEX Vision Supplier Self Assessment Questionnaire and the Supplier Certification Management Module are the ultimate must-have resources. The software ensures all current and potential suppliers are routinely checked, managed accordingly and followed up by a QADEX account manager if necessary.

With complex global supply chains constantly growing, it is imperative that businesses stay alert and ready at all times for any possible risks to consumers. QADEX software is tailored to each individual food business, which can choose the modules most beneficial to them at their stage of the food chain.

Tracey added, “Why would you risk using untrustworthy suppliers who can severely damage a brand’s reputation? QADEX is the easy and efficient way of monitoring every aspect of the food chain and will protect your business and its customers.”
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Food Safety High On The Agenda Worldwide
At a time when high profile companies like Nestle and Nissin Foods are opening high-tech food safety research facilities, QADEX is a software solution helping other organisations in the food industry to remain on top of their food safety issues.

With the food industry currently predicated with safety, research and development, the innovative software is helping businesses to monitor supply chains, access in-depth information about food safety, and generally move with the times as the sector seeks to improve standards across the board.

Nestle’s food safety research centre has opened in Beijing, and is set to support the Chinese government and strengthen food safety efforts across the entire country. Nissin Foods is a Japanese company planning to invest millions in expanding their current Tokyo facility of global research and food safety, with the aim of expanding their capacity to meet international demand for their noodle products. The two companies are big names on the global food scene, and they are leading by example and demonstrating to the rest of the world that food safety is of paramount importance.

Tracey Cranney Operations Manager of QADEX, the innovative software which can help businesses to improve food safety in their own supply chains, says: “With some of the biggest brand names in the food industry making moves to support development and research into food safety, it is important for many other organisations to sit up and take note. Consumer confidence is at a low, especially when it comes to the food sector, and brands need to be seen to be doing everything they can to reassure consumers that food safety is the priority.”

“Our software is vital in helping businesses to identify problems in their supply chain before they reach the point of distribution, and we have a comprehensive customer complaints module which allows food-related organisations of all sizes to show how committed they are to food safety," she added. "It’s important that more businesses adopt solutions like this so that they can identify problems with food safety or compliance before it’s too late.”

QADEX allows businesses in the food industry to protect their brand and endorse high food safety values across their entire supply chain. They can monitor everything from supplier risk assessments to allergen declarations all from one intuitive dashboard which gives them a complete overview of all operations. This level of control is more important than ever before, with huge emphasis in the industry on safety standards and compliance, and businesses are encouraged to implement these insightful pieces of software to ensure they keep up with current market trends.
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Advanced Intralogistics System From CSB-System Speeds Up Food Factory Order And Picking Process
An advanced intralogistics system devised by CSB-System International for leading Swiss cheese producer Züger Frischkäse AG in Oberbüren has automated the company’s stock control process while delivering a 50% time saving in picking speeds.

Züger Frischkäse produces a range of cheeses including mozzarella, feta, ricotta and mascarpone. The company’s production is already characterised by a high degree of automation and fully integrated information technology, and CSB-System was asked to modernise its intralogistics to provide seamless link to the picking and replenishment processes.

The CSB-System solution combines high bay storage with mobile picking. Every pallet in the high bay storage is linked to the system with its minimum sell-by date and lot number. This ensures that bays are filled according to the first-in, first-out principle.

In addition, the system provides an extra degree of control using master data from the ERP software. For example, the pallet height and the maximum weight can be checked. The master data can also specify whether the item first needs to be forwarded to a quick freezing position, and in which segment of the warehouse and at what height it is stored.

The inventory management computer communicates with the CSB-System via defined interfaces to handle the automatic removal of pallets for replenishment during the picking process.

Picking itself is paperless, using wireless technology to directly transmit to touch panels on the electric forklifts. The screen shows in which area of the picking zone the pallet with the required product can be found.

Using Bluetooth scanners, the pallet label is scanned, the corresponding number of items removed, and the pick quantity confirmed. If a pallet is emptied, a new one is requisitioned automatically from the high bay storage, ensuring ongoing replenishment in the packing zone and that customer orders can be processed very quickly and efficiently.

Overall Züger reports a 50% saving compared to its previous operation while the error rate has been minimised.

“We have elevated this area to a completely new level,” comments deputy CEO Markus Züger. “Today we are in a position to respond quickly and flexibly to customer demands.”

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