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Food and Beverage Manufacturers

Get compliant, take control, and gain complete traceability over your entire food and beverage manufacturing process.

Maximize Efficiency While Mitigating Risks

You need control over every aspect of food manufacturing operations and Current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP). We know your industry and we’ve got your back.

The Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform was born on the shop floor and purpose-built to deliver the total visibility and integrated quality that manufacturers need to make world-class products.

Check Out the Product Demo for Food & Beverage Manufacturers

Meet quality and compliance standards with Plex:

  • FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)
  • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)
  • Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HARPC)
  • Safe Quality Food Program (SQF)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI: SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000)

Plex Smart Manufacturing Platform Features & Benefits

Regulatory and Compliance

  • Maintain an electronic Food Safety Management System to manage food safety standards that support GFSI compliance, including SQF, BRC and FSSC 22000.
  • Centrally manage your compliance system with the document control system to securely digitally replace libraries of three-ring binders or revision control conflicts.

Production Control

  • Manage variable formulations, recipes, batches, and reverse bill of materials (BOM) in production for a wide variety and volume of SKUs, items, and ingredients.
  • Leverage forward and backward lot traceability reporting and efficient finite scheduling, including maintenance and clean-down.
  • Ensure first-in-first-out (FIFO) and first-expired-first-out (FEFO) inventory management and effective lot inheritance based on pre-defined rules.
  • Provide operators with everything they need to do their jobs with a dashboard (Control Panel) that governs operational procedures.
  • Record production, waste (with reason codes), and equipment status to easily track Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) so manufacturers can measure and drive continuous improvement.
  • Schedule lines to maximize yield and limit wash downs by synchronizing similar materials, schedules and manufacturing moments, and maintenance. Ensure that schedules are followed with system workflows.

Quality and Traceability

  • Ensure allergen and attribute management, achieve and maintain quality certifications, and mitigate the risk of recalls by making quality management a real-time, proactive process.
  • Conduct in-process quality checks and audits using statistical process control (SPC) charts to understand quality trends.
  • Easily manage your supplier lot information — from the time of receipt, through production and onto shipping — to make audits non-events.
  • Build flexible, custom certificates of analysis (COA), including lot and attribute data that is automatically filled in for product and specific customers.

Supplier and Vendor Management

  • Bring suppliers closer to your business with real-time electronic data interchange (EDI) communications for streamlined and timely order fulfillment.
  • Increase your efficiency by providing demand visibility to suppliers for planned shipments and access to self-service portals for proactive inventory management.
  • Make informed decisions by scoring your suppliers on quality, timeliness, costs, terms and other key factors.

R&D and Product Development

  • Analyze production runoff in real-time and re-use extra materials in future batches or collaborate with a third-party partner on co-production.
  • Track runoff yield to gauge ROI and incorporate findings into product development.

Smart Manufacturers Using Plex Today

  • Logo_HausbeckPickles
  • Logo_Shanks
  • Logo_WontonFood
  • Logo_OldeThompson
  • Logo_USHydrations
  • Logo_SandersProducesCandy

Featured Resources

To learn more about Plex’s benefits for food and beverage manufacturers, watch our full demo (60:34) or Talk to Sales.

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