TraceGains Presents Successful Supplier Control Video Program
Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/30/2013 -- TraceGains’ CEO, Gary Nowacki and David Schauf, VP of Quality at Illes Seasonings and Flavors co-present on the video program. Schauf discussed best practices to manage and mitigate supply chain risk as that risk relates to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
Viewers of the video program are informed precisely how industry leaders learn to properly design, implement, and manage an effective supplier and control program. Schauf is based in Carrollton, Texas. He is responsible for Quality Systems and Food Safety Programs, and also functions as Technical Adviser to the Operations and R&D Departments.
Supply chain risks are everywhere with suppliers and their suppliers, ingredients and raw materials, in the warehouse and on the plant floor, and in finished goods. TraceGains’ webinar will address some of these concerns. Topics to be discussed include implications of the FSMA and GFSI on supply chain management, defining supplier base characteristics, establishing vendor control parameters, designing a custom vendor program for food safety and quality as well as auditing and evaluating vendor performance.
To view the presentation in its entirety link here: http://www.tracegains.com/presentations.html#.UfWIKZ3D_IX
TraceGains (http://www.tracegains.com) is for quality, purchasing, product development, and other departments, that are burdened with manually managing suppliers and documents. Supplier documentation storage, whether in file cabinets or in digital formats, may satisfy regulatory retention requirements, but does little to systematically unlock the wealth of business, compliance, and regulatory information they contain and you require on a daily basis to operate successfully.
By automatically analyzing and scorecarding supplier-provided documentation as it is received—such as certificates of analysis, qualification questionnaires, audit documents and their results, certifications (Kosher, Organic, etc.), insurance certificates, allergen questionnaires, and other import requirements (COOL, C-TPAT, FSMA, GFSI), among others—TraceGains helps food and nutraceutical manufacturers and ingredient processors automate document management, meet regulatory and industry compliance requirements, identify best and worst suppliers, source better with less risk, automatically raise product quality, and painlessly perform or participate in audits, all without needing to involve the IT department to help with complex technology.
Some of the food industry categories which have observed significant benefits using TraceGains include baking mixes, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snack foods, confectionery, dairy, salad dressings, herbs & seasonings, flavors, dips, glazes & marinades, cheese processing and manufacturing, frozen foods, breakfast cereals, dietary supplements, Meals Ready to Eat (MREs), convenience foods, and restaurant chains.
TraceGains customers experience on average a 56% reduction in out-of-spec lot receipts, and a 20% reduction in attribute variability, resulting in enhanced continuous improvement, better performing ingredient and raw material inventory, improved cash flow, and long-term brand protection. Follow TraceGains on Twitter at @tracegains.
Marc Simony, Director of Marketing