How to Improve Transparency across Your Food Business

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1. Where is the demand for food transparency coming from?
2. How can you increase transparency in your supply chain?
3. How can you gain transparency in your operations?
4. How does transparency influence marketing?
5. How can you start improving transparency in your business?

 
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1. Where is the demand for food transparency coming from?

Regulators and consumers are demanding transparency in the food industry, which is the ability to track processes and openly share product information. Therefore, to meet changing expectations and build a transparent business, it is imperative to understand what kind of information regulators and customers are requiring.

Regulators are increasingly demanding food companies to improve their transparency and ensure that products are to a high standard. To keep up with changing regulations, food businesses should be prepared to expand their tracking ability, as well as share information about suppliers and sourcing.

Consumers today are becoming more concerned about their well-being and the environment. Therefore, they want foods that are healthy and produced using sustainable processes. In order for consumers to ensure this, they require information such as the origin of food products, as well as how ingredients were treated and manufactured. Essentially, businesses that meet changing customer needs and implement an efficient transparency program will be able to build trust and create lasting customer relationships.

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2. How can you increase transparency in your supply chain?

Food processors need to look at their supply chain in order to give regulators and consumers the information they need.

There is great anticipation that current regulations enforcing one-step tracking in either direction, will soon develop into two-step tracking. This will encourage food companies to gain more visibility into the supply chain and ultimately meet growing customer demands for transparency.

Furthermore, increasing transparency in the supply chain can be difficult if you do not know much information about your suppliers. However, by spending time building relationships with your suppliers and by leveraging processing technologies, you can easily keep a track of your suppliers, lots, and processes.

"For Novarroz, choosing Sage X3 meant a significant improvement in the automation of its business processes with customers, partners, and suppliers. This flexible and user-friendly tool provided complete integration of information, improved efficiency, and total control over costs." —João Andrade, export sales manager, Novarroz

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3. How can you gain transparency in your operations?

A completely transparent business operation is also imperative to meet the needs of consumers, regulators and food-safety personnel. A general view of your manufacturing process is simply not enough. Food processors need to access detailed information and have efficient reporting capabilities. In addition, food processors need to be able to track lots, keep a record of their processes and share key findings within their business.

With processing technology, such as Sage X3, you can get a detailed and complete view of your operations. Sage X3 comes with many features such as forward/backward traceability, recall management and allergen reporting to help you quickly respond to incidents such as cross-contamination.

"We routinely practice mock recalls, and what used to take us hours takes less than five minutes with Sage X3. Having such a comprehensive safety system in place helps us earn and keep the trust and confidence of our customers." —David Adams, president, Savoury Systems

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4. How does transparency influence marketing?

While achieving transparency can be a lot of hard work, the hard work eventually pays off. Companies that meet consumer needs of requiring more product information will build strong customer relationships based on trust and loyalty. Having a transparency program will help you protect your brand reputation and prevent issues of spoilage and cross-contamination.

"(With Sage X3), we can track our products' movement to and from the laboratories, record the test results, and ultimately release the product for shipping. Our customers appreciate, and many demand, this level of quality control, and we are able to ensure it." —Marc Lefebvre, vice president and CIO, Ganong Bros. Limited

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How can you start improving transparency in your business?

Improving transparency in your food business can be a daunting and ongoing process. A food processing solution will help your business get a transparency plan off the ground quickly and effectively. When choosing a solution, choose one that is flexible and fast so you can continue to meet changing regulations in the future.

Sage X3 supports:

 

  • Capacity planning and master production schedule
  • Mixed-mode manufacturing process planning
  • Formula/recipe potency management
  • Extensive quality control and traceability of lots, sub-lots, ingredients, and allergens
  • And more . . .

 

With transparency driving modern manufacturing, a detailed understanding of your business is key. Therefore, food businesses should focus on tracking lots and manufacturing processes, as well as sharing this information to businesses across different locations. In summary, a food processing solution that is fit for your organisation will empower your employees to be more efficient with real-time visibility and make better data-driven decisions for your food processing business.

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For more information, take a Sage X3 product tour or call us at 1300 440 444.

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