Most large-scale brewers and distillers already have a quality system in place. After all, your business and brand reputation rely on creating a high-quality, consistent experience for customers. But in these tightly regulated industries, your quality system must deliver more than a glorified database. You need superior visibility and insight into every facility so that you can meet a range of demands:
Real-time SPC software provides immediate insight into process problems, so that you can respond to production issues as quickly as possible. Yet many SPC products simply notify you when processes fall out of spec. InfinityQS solutions provide a more effective, reliable system:
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.
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.
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.
According to the US Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the most common compliance issues during brewer audits relate to inaccurate or inaccessible records and reports. Quality systems that rely on paper records or on manual transcriptions of collected data into spreadsheets are prone to human error. Plus, files and records can be difficult to locate and retrieve in response to audits that occur after time has passed. InfinityQS solutions meet electronic record requirements.
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.