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Online Food Supply Chain Platform Authenticate’s 75,000th Product
Food supply chain data and software firm Authenticate Information Systems, one of the leaders in the fast growing area of food supply chain transparency, has mapped its 75,000th product and is now working with over 4,000 food businesses in 69 countries.

Over the last two years, VC-backed Authenticate IS has worked with a growing numbers of farmers, raw materials processors, food manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers to gather and share food transparency information on its cloud-based platform. The platform is able to show the entire product journey from its place of origin through to the consumer.

The company, which employs 20 staff across its sales centre in Bedford and its Harrogate head office, is this year expected to grow to over 1,000 members after 12 months of rapid growth.

Developed by experts with direct experience of working in the food industry, the digital platform has been designed to enable food companies to demonstrate total transparency, allowing them to map and manage data flow throughout their entire supply chain so ensuring the highest possible levels of compliance and risk evaluation. The rate of growth of the platform, which is accelerating as the UK’s leading supermarkets have started to use the service, has gained momentum in recent months adding tens of thousands of products.

Working with businesses throughout the food sector, including many of the best-known food retailers and manufacturers, Authenticate IS has established itself as the UK’s leading authority in food supply chain software, mapping and data. Rather than simply looking at direct suppliers, it is the only platform which provides a single, integrated, collaborative network giving complete traceability throughout the supply chain, providing visibility of the origins of every single product component.

“With our deep understanding of the food industry and the challenges of supply chain mapping, we have been able to develop a unique and easy to use software solution designed to enable food companies to demonstrate product integrity and deal with issues around food provenance,” said Paul Marples, CEO of Authenticate IS.
“Increasingly, retailers and regulatory bodies are requiring food manufacturers to provide detailed records of all components within their processes with customer protocols usually including time-consuming risk assessment questionnaires and unannounced audits. By moving their compliance procedure to Authenticate IS, food companies now have all of the product information they need at their fingertips. They can easily track every ingredient via a dynamic digital system which maps risk areas and provides real time information, so assuring compliance, reducing risk and streamlining product authentication.”

Mr Marples continues: “With all of their product data, from internal audits and order notes to safety certificates and accreditations, housed on a single platform, our clients can in turn give access to their customers, so exceeding their compliance requirements and providing full transparency for the future.”
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Polestar Joins Siemens Partner Programme
Polestar, the IT and ‘Internet of Things’ specialist has partnered with Siemens to offer network consultancy, professional services and installation support on the Siemens Industrial Strength Networks program.

Polestar works with Siemens to provide end-to-end solutions used on the factory floor as well as within critical infrastructure projects, with a specific focus on the RuggedCom and SCALANCE communication products. Polestar accredited engineers will partner with Siemens network architects to offer the best in class Wireless and Wireline services and solutions.

The new partnership will further ease the integration of factory and field based networks into the enterprise world and overcome the challenges that often occur when these differing cultures co-exist. As the Internet of Things gains momentum and volume of data increase, Siemens needs such partners to deliver critical solutions.

Julian Smith, Managing Director of Polestar, commented: “We are delighted to be joining the prestigious Siemens Partner Programme. This is an important development for us and for our customers as it means we can offer the complete range of Siemens products alongside our technical experience and expertise. The partnership confirms and underlines our commitment to continually improving our service offering for the benefit of our customers around the world.”

Stephen Hughes, Siemens UK&I General Manager for Partner Management added: “Polestar’s expertise will help UK companies embrace the future of manufacturing and drive technology advances to enable faster productivity gains for UK manufacturing. We are thrilled to have Polestar on board. It is collaborations like this that will make Industry 4.0 a reality and help to further strengthen the UK’s position as a world leader in industrial automation”.

Polestar is an international specialist in the design, implementation and support of technology infrastructure. Established over 17 years ago, the Nottingham based company has strong working relationships with industry leaders from the world of IT. Polestar has a proven track record of delivering secure high availability solutions and direct access to front-line expertise to clients in the UK, Europe and North America.
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EPLAN CAE Software Gets Even Better
Faster template creation and simplified standardisation are amongst the many benefits provided by EPLAN’s new CAE software 2.5 version.

A new navigator facilitates the creation and editing of electrical and fluid power engineering macros, while the expanded terminal editor and streamlined cable planning for machines/plants with EPLAN FieldSys make designing even more intuitive and convenient.

A central challenge in the engineering process is managing various levels of revision within a project and, to address this, the new EPLAN Platform version 2.5 offers page/area-specific revision management. Project areas such as functional structures, location definitions and disciplines can be independently revised, meaning that changes remain transparent throughout the entire process and for all project participants at all times.

As a key tool for standardisation, EPLAN uses macros in the software. With variant and placeholder technology, this means that users can easily add partial circuits to an overall project. The new macro navigator facilitates management of the design process, as macros can be worked on in a tree diagram or within a table – even in multiple selections.

Macro variants and different representation types can be more easily viewed in context, and – as with previous versions of the software – can be quickly and easily selected. Furthermore, version 2.5 also allows management of multiple names for each macro, reducing the need to create article-specific macros because one macro can now be used for several parts.

The enhanced terminal editor featured by EPLAN Platform version 2.5 provides a graphical representation of terminal types and categories enabling fast and clear validation of selected terminal strips. If changes become necessary, these can be done directly in the terminal editor, and the parts and components can also be entered or changed directly in the editor. Terminals can be conveniently sorted along terminal strips via drag and drop.

Representations of the information in the terminal editor can be saved as schematics, allowing users to quickly switch to and access the most important information. This results in a convenient and simple centralised management of terminal strips with predictable and validated results for the terminals and terminal layout diagrams.

Another key benefit of the version 2.5 software is that it provides added functionality for cable routing for machines and plants. Before the assembly team can lay out cables, they must be planned and comprehensively documented – normally using a single-line diagram. Using the single-line functionality, users can complete single-pole wiring plans and send this information to the optional EPLAN FieldSys add-on module. This allows the definition of exact cable paths and cable lengths.
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