Is HACCP a voluntary process?

By |2022-08-11T21:16:13+00:00August 5th, 2022|Production|

Is HACCP a voluntary process? In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration requires juice, seafood, and meat and poultry companies to utilize an HACCP plan. While adhering to the HACCP process is not mandatory for all food businesses, following the HACCP [...]

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Using a copacker? Check this out.

By |2022-06-24T23:59:30+00:00June 24th, 2022|Leadership, Production|

Sometimes just a simple change can bring a lot of value to the software ROI discussion. We recently accomplished this with a product addition here at SimplyFood. A good number of food companies utilize copackers to manufacture their products. In a lot of cases, the [...]

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What is a Cold Storage Warehouse?

By |2022-06-17T16:27:15+00:00June 15th, 2022|Production|

What is a cold storage warehouse? Cold storage is used to keep food at an optimum temperature to slow decay or spoilage. While some sources differentiate cold storage warehouses from frozen storage warehouses, the term “cold storage warehouse” is often used broadly to refer [...]

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Who are the primary users of ERP systems?

By |2022-05-09T23:39:50+00:00May 9th, 2022|Leadership|

Enterprise resource planning or ERP is used by companies who want to manage important business activities in one streamlined interface or system. ERP systems can be installed locally (on a hard drive or server) or, ERP systems can be built in the cloud. Why [...]

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Buying Food Gets Easier … For Some

By |2022-05-09T18:43:15+00:00April 21st, 2022|eCommerce|

Maybe you have noticed. There are a lot of avenues available for consumers to buy food products now. Not long ago, we used to load up the kids and drive to the grocery store for a fun-filled shopping experience the whole family could enjoy. [...]

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New FDA Traceability Requirements Equal Competitive Advantage?

By |2022-04-14T18:51:15+00:00April 14th, 2022|Leadership, Production|

How FDA Traceability Requirements Provide a Competitive Advantage In a recent survey of consumers done by SimplyFood, we found that the issue of food safety was very important to 82% of the respondents. The good news is that 86% are confident that the food they [...]

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Attract and Retain Employees in a Post-Pandemic World

By |2022-02-09T23:44:19+00:00October 7th, 2021|Leadership|

At the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, food processors struggled to maintain safety as well as staff. Depending on existing distribution channels, many food companies were faced with one of two choices: (1) reduce or halt production due to lower demand (i.e., restaurants), or (2) [...]

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The Wild West of Omni-Channel Retail Commerce

By |2022-02-09T23:32:41+00:00September 17th, 2021|eCommerce|

If you get a headache trying to keep up with all of the options for connecting omni-channel commerce to your existing ERP system, you are not alone, pardner. Native ERP connectors, iPaaS, eCommerce platforms, traditional EDI platforms - you name it, everyone wants a [...]

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How a modern ERP software system can increase the value of your company

By |2022-01-14T23:06:19+00:00August 2nd, 2021|Leadership|

Data, data, data!   I am reminded of a story I heard at a recent conference about how Netflix uses data to know exactly which new shows will be watched by what subscribers.  And they can even tell the show creators which actors should be selected [...]

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How to Attract More Customers

By |2022-01-14T22:59:35+00:00July 27th, 2021|eCommerce, Leadership, Production|

If I could just come up with some magic dust to make this happen, I could probably buy an island. Unfortunately, attracting more customers does not come easy. It takes solid work. Whether you are selling B2B to retailers or institutions, or B2C, here [...]

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