Nearly half of food and beverage companies aren’t fully compliant with the food traceability regulations outlined in the 2001 Bioterrorism Act and the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act. Paper-based tracking processes are too slow and error-prone to respond effectively to audits or recalls in a just-in-time supply chain. Noncompliance can result in government actions ranging from fines to forced shutdowns, criminal prosecution and imprisonment. Poorly-handled recalls can expose a company to civil litigation, damaged reputation and even bankruptcy.
Feed, food and beverage manufacturers and distributors must be able to trace products through the supply chain, comply with government regulations, and respond quickly to audits or recalls. To maximize profitability, feed, food and beverage businesses also need to contain costs and improve operational efficiency. Visibility into accurate, real-time operational data and traceability information is essential.
RFgen Mobile Solutions for the Feed, Food and Beverage Industry helps capture and track information that ensures compliance and can optimize operations:
Eliminate manual paper records to reduce errors, increase inventory accuracy and automate traceability. RFgen works with barcoding, RFID and voice picking to track ingredients and finished products by lot numbers, batch numbers and serial numbers throughout the supply chain.
RFgen can adjust to changes in your workflow and will dynamically adhere with the logic and rules that exist in your ERP. RFgen supports automated data collection throughout your manufacturing processes, including integration with shop floor machinery.
Automate your warehouse with RFgen Warehouse Director, and speed up picking operations with RFgen-Vocollect Voice Solutions. RFgen’s warehouse management solution further improves your operations with advanced picking methodologies and optimized paths through the warehouse. Optimize receiving, improve efficiency of putaway, and send frozen or refrigerated foods to the right location quickly. Split orders between pickers and incorporate automated warehouse equipment into your processes.
Voice picking improves speed and results by as much as 99.99% picking accuracy while reducing the learning curve for new employees by as much as 50%. Voice picking as well as voice putaway and replenishment commonly result in up to 35% greater employee productivity.
Move inventory, split lots and combine products into shipments more easily with RFgen License Plating. License plates (pallet labels) store information about items on a pallet or in a container, including: part number, lot number, quantity, expiration date and more. Deliver full product traceability information that customers can receive with a swipe of a barcode reader.
RFgen can also collect data in the field or on the road, making it perfect for extending food traceability throughout your transportation and logistics operations. Replace paper-based processes by capturing proof of delivery (signatures, photos) on your mobile device and transferring data effortlessly to your ERP.
RFgen’s expertise in supply chain mobility and warehouse automation is complemented by a deep understanding of the continuing issues and concerns facing supply chain and IT professionals today. Below are resources to help you in your search for a mobile data collection solution.