TraceGains Reducing Errors in Supply Chain by Food Safety Expert Preston Blevins
Westminster, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/19/2013 -- Preston Blevins, Food Safety Expert, was featured during a webinar entitled, “Connecting the Risk Dots in Your Supply Chain,” last Thursday, November 7, 2013. TraceGains hosted the important webinar which was well attended by food manufacturer and processor industry leaders. Blevins is a practitioner, consultant, project manager, and author with a combined experience of over forty years. He has certifications from APICS, the respected supply-chain and operations management association, as a Certified Fellow Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM), Certified in Integrated Resource Management (CIRM), and Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).
Blevins discussed how to improve productivity by creating a pathway to global product safety and quality. He suggested emerging markets are riding a virtuous growth cycle, propelled by larger and younger working populations. In the rich nations of the developed world, by contrast, low birth rates and graying workforces will make it enormously difficult to maintain what economist Adam Smith called “the natural progress of opulence.” These countries’ best hope for keeping the wealth creation engine stoked is improved productivity—producing more with fewer resources.
In the last decade, Blevins has focused on organizations that manufacture recipe/formula-based products such as food, nutritional supplements, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, and specialty chemicals. All of these industries are working with challenging regulatory compliance requirements, ever increasing global competition, and environmental sustainability requirements.
Blevins noted, “The global sourcing of ingredients has created complex supply chains, significant management challenges, and additional regulatory compliance requirements. This places tremendous pressure on food manufacturers, many of whom lack the knowledge, concepts, techniques, and procedures to comply with these increased requirements.”
About TraceGains, Inc.
TraceGains, Inc. (http://www.tracegains.com), founded in 1998, is for quality, purchasing, product development, and other departments who are burdened with manually managing suppliers and documents. TraceGains delivers full service supplier, compliance, and regulatory document management solutions. Unlike manual, ERP, or traditional document systems, TraceGains extracts data from documents and automatically takes action.
TraceGains is proven to empower people to quickly solve problems, speed audits, and simplify continuous product improvement. From C-level executives to quality and strategic sourcing departments this supplier document management solution simultaneously reduces costs while improving quality – automatically. Food & beverage makers, restaurant chains, nutraceutical manufacturers, and any company challenged with raw material or ingredient variability can benefit from TraceGains’ supplier compliance and supplier impact solutions.
Companies quickly identify how individual suppliers and raw materials affect product outcomes such as customer satisfaction, profitability, yield, and quality. Suppliers are continuously evaluated and rank-ordered on new business-critical KPIs which go way beyond the traditional measures of cost and on-time delivery.
Actionable intelligence is quickly leveraged for supply chain and ingredient optimization. By automatically reducing ingredient variability, finished goods are more easily and cost-effectively produced, while the cost of poor quality is significantly reduced. Charge-backs and stock-outs are kept to a minimum; purchasing and negotiating power with suppliers is increased. Follow TraceGains on Twitter at @tracegains.