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6 Reasons Why Digital Lean Manufacturing Is the Future of Food Production

Digital lean manufacturing is a relatively new term for the food industry, although traditional lean manufacturing has long been implemented to increase efficiency and reduce waste. What has started in the car manufacturing industry to reduce waste and increase value for the customer, has subsequently been adopted by other industries, including large food manufacturing companies. …

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Food production: It’s high time to digitise processes

Accelerating the time to market of their products is one of the key objectives of most food manufacturers, as it means delivering fresher products of very high quality much faster to the consumer – saving time and money and increasing customer satisfaction. But the complexities of large-scale food production are often guided by a set …

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5 important points to consider when choosing a digital quality and production management system

Digitising your quality management and production management improves workflow efficiency, decreases costs, increases visibility, and reduces business risk. However, choosing the right quality and production management solution might be challenging given the high number of different automated workflow systems on the market. The following 5 important considerations assist you in choosing the right workflow solution …

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10 Steps to success for implementation of an enterprise level monitoring and management system

If the installation and implementation of a Continuous Monitoring and Management system is on your organisational radar, then it’s a good idea to have a clear view of the work to be completed. Although the project may initially appear to be straight-forward, it can rapidly become quite complex and require more time and resources than …

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4 important things to consider when you are thinking about automating your quality monitoring and management

Best practice is to install a wireless automated monitoring solution in areas where sensitive products are transported, stored or in use, that transmits data to an online dashboard that offers 24/7 control. The need for this varies widely across industries, and quality metrics can be very varied, from temperature to a wide range of environmental …

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Keeping Track, Kiwi Company Leads the Way

Locally designed and manufactured platform iMonitor could be changing the way New Zealand companies record their food safety data – helping to reduce food waste and save money at the same time. With a quick scan of a QR code, the iMonitor traceability system can provide an accurate and in-depth record of the temperature and …

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How Automated Compliance Improves Food Safety

Food poisoning causes severe illness for millions every year, but most cases could be prevented – if preparation safety standards were adhered to. That’s precisely what innovative Kiwi ‘regulatory technology’ company iMonitor is helping achieve. Because of the clear risk presented by contaminated food, stringent government regulations and standards are applied across the food chain. …

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5 Important Reasons Why Going Paperless is the Future

The food industry has always tracked its activities and operations with paper files and records, whether it be recording environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, pressure or time. Even in the technical age, you might ask why industrial food manufacturers and distributors are notorious for resisting new investments into data-led digital software? There are a …

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