Beverage bottlers face increasing pressures to provide high-quality product under tight financial and regulatory control. A quality plan is a must, and many bottlers utilize Statistical Process Control (SPC) solutions to help monitor and maintain process and product quality.
InfinityQS® Quality Intelligence solutions provide bottlers with more value from their quality data by enabling better data collection, use, and analytics. A centralized and standardized data repository provides unparalleled visibility and quality insight, helping bottlers to—
Whether you have 1 site or 100, your success depends on an optimal, consistent level of visibility across every product, process, and line. Time spent tracking inventory slows productivity and can mean potential lost profits. But more important, insight into both raw materials and finished product is vital to your ability to respond quickly to quality issues, meet regulatory requirements, and protect your brand reputation.
Unifying real-time visibility across 26 factories to enable continuous improvement of products and processes.
A centralized view into bottling processes ensures enterprise-wide product quality and consistency.
Realize the value of efficient and powerful net content control.
ProFicient’s Lot Genealogy and Reporting functionality enables organizations to track raw material (ingredients) lot codes throughout bottling manufacturing operations. For investigation purposes, genealogical "trees" can be created for any lot. These reports allow you to determine:
Lot Genealogy reports provide a complete view of the incoming/outgoing product relationship with statistical summary information.
You can specify unique, time-based intervals based on the product, process, or even the workstation. Windows automatically pop up, clearly identifying when data collections are due. If a failure is detected or if no data is collected, the software can automatically send notifications, email administrators, or even force users to specify assignable cause codes and corrective actions.
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InfinityQS solutions boast built-in checklist and workflow alerting features needed to comply with Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP). You can incorporate workflow requirements at the shop floor level, providing automatic data collection prompts to operators. InfinityQS’s real-time Dynamic Scheduler offers visual checklists to operators, reminding them when to perform HACCP, SSOP, and other critical quality checks.
With InfinityQS, audits are easier with instant access to the quality records and electronic documentation needed to demonstrate compliance. Our robust solution can stand up to third-party certification audits such as British Retail Consortium (BRC), Safe Quality Food (SQF), and ISO 22000—or internal audits. Creating reports takes only minutes instead of hours or days, eliminating the need for spreadsheets.
Manufacturers in the bottling industry must also comply with filling requirements for Net Content (weight) Control. The Net Content Control feature supports both the U.S. Department of Commerce Maximum Allowable Variation (MAV) and European Union Tolerable Negative Error (TNE) and T1/T2 requirements, plus related Net Content Control reporting to support the needs of global manufacturers. Many Food and Beverage InfinityQS users see fast ROI based solely on reduced “giveaway” or overfilling of product using the Net Content Control functionality.
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The immediate impact that InfinityQS ProFicient had and the awareness it created was tremendous, much more than I ever thought possible. Now we can look at operations as a whole and make big-picture decisions about what should be done going forward. Management is using data to make informed decisions and plan for the future.
There are many advantages to having a computerized system that sometimes, in the fog of having this powerful tool with its many capabilities, one can over look.
It is ultimately easier for the operator. Even with the minimal computer skills many of the
operators had in the beginning, the overwhelming consensus is that they prefer using InfinityQS
over a paper system.
You can read the data rather than having to decipher the writing of 150 different people. The data is at your fingertips.