Each Time. Every Time.
Within food manufacturing, ensuring that your traceability matches the expectations of auditors, is a major challenge. For food factories that are still reliant on paperwork to keep compliant, the pressure is on to move up to digital QA and bi-directional traceability.
With increasing levels of pressure on food manufacturers to provide flawless audit information within set timeframes, digital traceability reporting is proven to deliver audit traces in seconds, not hours.
The simplest way to be audit ready, for both customer and regulators, is to develop on demand reporting.
With audit management software and dynamic reporting, we’ve built in traceability compliance. More than that, through backwards and forwards traceability, you will have proof to demonstrate that each carcass, raw material type or ingredient used, can be matched to the finished products at the end of the processing line.
Industry-leading shop-floor data capture and reporting, incorporating precise forward and backward traceability:
Provides seamless traceability across all areas of the food factory;
Digitally tracks and accounts for every raw material and product – from intake, batch, stock, value-added production, packing, through to distribution;
Delivers full traceability and mass balance reporting in seconds, or whenever the auditor calls.
Supports consignment mixing, throughout all process and packing phases.
''Thanks to the traceability that the system provides, using the featured trace ID and batch code on the finished product label, auditing traces take seconds to complete.''
Bi-Directional Traceability. Audit Management. Assured.
Based on decades of experience, working directly with food manufacturers, our latest application suite is proven to deliver QA integrity - from raw materials to outbound retail products.
Aptean Food & Beverage QA Management drives legal and compliance checks in real time, with flags, escalation and line stop capability, and prevents significant food safety issues from ever leaving the factory.
Capture real-time factory floor data, via android mobile devices, rugged tablets, touchscreens and PCs, evidencing that all quality checks have been made at the correct time and place.
Aptean Food & Beverage QA Management Key Features
Interoperability with third-party ERP and factory systems;
Forms based application with built in conditions-based workflows;
Intuitive and user-friendly, with drop-down menus, colour coded answers, in-built calculations;
Permissions based and signature sign off;
Permissions based form design to reinforce strict version control and adherence to BRC standards;
Centralized reporting and dashboards;
Real-time auto-alerts and non-conformance management, delivered by email, SMS and much more.
Develop and Deploy Digital QA Procedures
From simple checks, tests and inspections, to complex procedures, empower your quality management teams to design, test and deploy their own digital food factory procedures.
With our user-friendly application, it’s easy to create quality procedures, forms and workflows that will:
Capture photographs, voice recordings, temperature, weight checks and much more.
Set mandatory and optional questions, then select the data input methods that best suit your food factory.
Define tolerances for each QA question.
Automatically raise non-conformances whenever results fall outside of tolerances, such as temperatures and weights ranges, or conditions.
Using our own laboratory sampling application, capture batch samples and log lab test results.
Trigger external actions to generate SQL procedures. For example, in the case of glass being discovered, automatically hold stock until a full check can be conducted.
Whenever changes are applied to procedures and inspection checklists, ensure archive is maintained for audit control.
Digitally Control Food Factory Cleaning Regimens with Hygiene Task Planner
Schedule all hygiene checks (whether daily, weekly, monthly or annually), and specific cleaning instructions.
Assign users to individual tasks, then, monitoring how tasks have been carried out.
Receive confirmations, with a timecoded signatures, whenever cleaning tasks are completed.
Automatically issue operator instructions for outstanding or upcoming tasks.
Add gates, to ensure operatives provide reasons for incomplete tasks.
And, by integrating with our reporting and dashboards, visualize real-time insights into team performance and outstanding/noncompliant tasks.
Improve Process Control.
Show how many checks have been performed by capturing whenever and wherever checks have happened, whilst identifying all non-conformances.
Evidence operator check completion at prescribed time intervals, short interval control points and CCPs.
Automatically put stock on hold at any manufacturing stage, for follow up QA checks.
Control quarantined items to prevent cross-contamination and manage any rejects.
Minimize non-compliances for both customer and regulatory standards, through digital validation and safeguarding.
Factory Floor Sanitation
Control cleaning and hygiene routines throughout the food factory, with Hygiene Task Planner. Read below for more details.
10 Ways That Hygiene Task Planner Improves Control and Efficiency Across Cleaning Tasks:
Eliminates off-site archives and repetitive paperwork scans.
Provides real-time reporting, dramatically reducing administration time.
Delivers a synchronised production and hygiene scheduling tool.
Validates completion of operator cleaning task training, before routines are signed off.
Links chemical titration results, and chemical batch code traceability, to cleaned equipment.
Ensures CCP hygiene checks happen at the right time and right place.
Incorporates safeguarding checks after cleaning.
Provides automatic register lock off for equipment.
Connects ATP equipment swabbing results, whenever positive results are required.
Automates cleaning reports and highlights any outstanding tasks with reasons.
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