In the age of transparency, consumers are more informed than ever about the food they eat and who manufacturers and supplies it. If your product quality comes into question, your brand can be tarnished.
MasterControl’s product lifecycle excellence platform is designed to help food and beverage manufacturers automate quality management and manufacturing production record processes to boost efficiencies, ensure compliance, and improve product safety and quality.
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Compliance is very important, but compliance for compliance’ sake doesn’t always make business sense. A compliance software solution should also make your processes and your company more efficient. Here are a few ways in which MasterControl can help increase food and beverage companies efficiency:
Documentation is the lifeblood of any QMS but can be extremely difficult to search and retrieve when it is managed manually or with an ad-hoc system. MasterControl provides automated search and retrieval of any document (of any file type) from a secure, centralized and web-based system. Add up the time each employee spends looking for information using ad-hoc systems and the potential time savings of implementing MasterControl as a food safety software solution becomes very apparent.
Quality-related processes are cumbersome without automation. Processes such as training, internal audits, deviations, CAPA, or other quality processes require iterative tasks, meetings, documentation, tracking and reporting. These tasks, when "controlled" without automated solutions take literally ten or twenty times longer than their automated counterparts (if not more). Surely the initial investment is worth the amount of revenue that would be used for administrative personnel, paper and ad-hoc applications.
Every glitch in a quality process causes more deviations, more nonconformance events and longer product manufacturing cycles. Slow processes cost more money. Fast, automated processes save money every minute of the working day.
In quality processes if a change needs to occur but the process for approving that change takes weeks instead of minutes, how much money is a food and beverage company losing every day during those weeks when a change is being discovered, manually routed, approved and "implemented?" Real-time turnaround and response will help food and beverage companies cut the cost of implementing change.
MasterControl allows users to access information and perform tasks using a tablet or a smartphone. Mobile access offers greater flexibility for users and helps boost overall efficiency and productivity.
Cloud technologies are a necessity for medical device companies. Those without access to its speed and adaptability will struggle to maintain a competitive edge. MasterControl isn't just a cloud-based solution. It's dedicated teams and specialized tools ready to make your implementation simple and your experience seamless.
MasterControl provides an effective framework for a company's quality management system (QMS) by automating all documents- and forms-based processes, connecting all quality processes, and providing a web-based, centralized location for all documents and data.
Complying with the FSMA’s requirements takes effort and can be expensive. But noncompliance that could lead to food recalls could be even more costly. Food growers, processors, and retailers saw a $201.9 million decline in spinach sales following the outbreak of E. coli disease in 2006. The peanut recall in 2009 was estimated to have cost the food industry more than $1 billion. In addition to reduced sales, any food or beverage recall also entails hundreds of millions of dollars in product-recall insurance costs, not to mention fines and litigation costs. MasterControl helps food and beverage companies automate quality processes to ensure efficiency and compliance, establish automated corrective action and preventive action (CAPA) procedures to mitigate risks, and connect all quality document and data processes to increase inspection readiness.
Most food and beverage companies rely on high quality suppliers to help them deliver their products. Legislation also includes additional requirements for documenting and verifying supplier safety and regulatory bodies requires you to document the basis behind your supplier trust. To this end, MasterControl streamlines supplier management to ensure quality and compliance requirements are consistently fulfilled throughout the supply chain along the product lifecycle. It integrates supplier quality management (SQM) and approved vendor lists (AVL) management while automating document control and change control processes like supplier corrective action requests (SCARs) and supplier approval status.