TraceGains Explores Power of Automation and Digitization Keeping Manufacturers Competitive
Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/20/2014 -- Businesses must embrace technology to automate and digitize their once manual processes in order to stay competitive. John Paul Williams, Director, Enterprise Solutions and Market Development, Americas for Polycom, discussed the value of automation and digitization, ways food manufacturers can leverage this technology to improve business, and tips for garnering management approval in a recent interview with Jenn Brusco, TraceGains’ Marketing Specialist.
Williams explained, “One of the real values of digitizing data is that it makes knowledge in the organization unified and transparent, which facilitates collaboration among a much wider group. When colleagues can access the same data you are working on they will have insights that are unique to them. This adds to the richness of understanding and can open up significant new opportunities. Letting suppliers participate as well can lead to breakthrough innovations.”
Williams’ industry experience includes telecommunications, process controls, military avionics, consumer goods, and medical equipment design and manufacturing.
He has been a successful senior quality officer implementing Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methods, including developing strategic sourcing partnerships that increase competitive advantage.
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TraceGains (http://www.tracegains.com) provides food and ingredient manufacturers and brokers with a web-based, supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solution that automates the management of supplier risk, data, and documentation, helping companies become 365 Audit Ready™.
TraceGains’ cloud-based SaaS solution works with in-house solutions such as quality management systems (QMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP), and product life-cycle management (PLM), to close the loop on upstream risk. This solution provides collaborative supplier management, and eases compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), and internal business compliance requirements including hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP).
TraceGains digitizes all incoming supplier documents, making them easily searchable. TraceGains also extracts critical data and analyzes them against customer-specific business and compliance rules, alerting stakeholders to any non-compliance.
TraceGains’ customers boast a four to six month return on their investment. TraceGains is Food Logistics Top 100 software and technology providers. Learn how TraceGains helps food manufacturers and distributors become 365 Audit Ready™ (http://www.tracegains.com/365)
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