Ensure Food Quality Standards Using Innomaint’s Food Safety Management Software and Improve Overall Production
The agri-food industry(AFI) manifests everywhere and is an intrinsic part of our everyday lives. It is not to be confused with agro-industry, which transforms agricultural, fishing, or domestic animals and birds raised for profit into non-food products.
The AFI integrates all the industrial activities that process raw materials from the above sources in an industrial setting to produce edible foodstuffs. These activities include, but are not limited to:
Preservation of fruit and vegetables
Manufacture of bakery and confectionery products
Manufacture and processing of dairy products
Meat processing and preservation
Processing of fish, crabs, and chicken
Semi processing of foods to be supplied to hotels·
Ever stricter laws for Food safety
The Food Processing & Manufacturing Industry is a sector associated with health and safety concerns. Governments have laid down stringent regulations and food safety standards (for slaughterhouses too) as humans are the end-users.
Food Safety and Standards Authority of India(FSSAI) conducts many such surprise checks and revokes the licenses or slaps fine on the non-compliant eateries, canteens, etc. Central Government has been writing to State Food Commissioners to be vigilant and take prompt action on complaints. With the advent of social media, a WhatsApp message is sufficient to alert the food safety officials on deficiencies in the quality and hygiene of the food served.
The slightest carelessness can turn out to be dangerous for the health of the consumer. Brands cannot afford to compromise their responsibility and reputation in the long term.
How CMMS scores over traditional approaches
Relying 100 % on paper-based approaches is not wise due to traceability, scalability & active monitoring issues. The industrial leaders have realized this as they increasingly adopt a CMMS solution to connect people, processes, tools, spares, sensors in a unified digital pipeline. Such connectivity ensures no service request or Planned Preventive Maintenance Task falls through the cracks and is followed up effectively till completion. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points(HACCP) are monitored at regular intervals via automation. Corrective action can be triggered automatically via mobile.
The sector is increasingly reliant on computerized maintenance management solutions(CMMS) to render stability and safety to its production lines, optimize production and distribution chains and step up food safety. CMMS plays a key role in running a food manufacturing plant successfully.
Clarity in Communication
With a CMMS, you receive alerts on nearing renewal dates for certifications. It helps food processing and manufacturing facilities to gain the confidence of customers. Periodical checking of equipment becomes easy and routine.
You can describe a problem statement clearly with multimedia illustrations which reduce the time taken for routing breakdown requests into the system. The technicians can also run the asset through its complete operational cycle and update it in the same ticket as proof for the fix provided. CMMS system covers all communication gaps, eliminates language proficiency issues, and simplifies the interpretation of work instructions. It permits the reuse of the knowledge of seniors for minimal downtime.
Reduced Food Wastage
Define the acceptable levels for Food wastage by routine checks in terms of volume or mass during production and implement corrective actions in the form of easy checklists. In general, experts believe that a food manufacturing facility is careful and diligent in production if wastage is less than 10% of gross production.
With a Food industry CMMS, you can
Standardize food hygiene and sanitation practices
Describe the protocols for delivery of the food
Store monitoring records and registers & accesses 24×7
Manage multiple food processing and manufacturing facilities
Conduct a hazard analysis and critical control point((HACCP) check
Trigger corrective actions automatically
Record every operation for quicker & easier audits
Comply with Food Safety Regulations
With InnoMaint Food Safety Management Software, you can easily meet the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the ISO 22000 family of International Standards, etc. Conducting inspections and audits is much easier. You can easily establish asset hierarchies and attach safety manuals, standard operating procedures, and important records related to equipment and assets. You can access any data(with proper authorization) needed in a few clicks from the centralized cloud storage.
Maximize Equipment Reliability
Food manufacturers can maximize equipment reliability with routine PPM and predictive maintenance. Any hurdle in the process can have a telling impact on production and profit margins. The CMMS also has provisions to keep unnecessary service expenditure under control by providing a workflow for predictive maintenance performing maintenance based on usage and conditions. Thus you can operate your machinery in peak operating conditions. You can check this live via Overall Equipment Effectiveness Monitoring – i.e., the availability, quality and performance at any time using the Internet of Things – the concept advocated by modern Industrial Revolution 4.0 standards for a glorious future.
Make Smarter Asset Management Decisions
With complete access to service history available instantly upon a mobile scan of a QR code pasted on assets, provide best fixes and arrive at sound decisions on moving the asset across production lines and disposal. You can do this with deep visibility into asset movements within the facility(precise asset tracking) and move management without any disturbance to ongoing maintenance schedules.
Imagine this with conventional excel sheet-based approaches. Everything would have become chaos, wouldn’t it? How about the reliability and accuracy of manual reports? With a CMMS, You need not rely on any individual for data collection, reliability of data, and collating them to understand the maintenance progress. Hence turn to trustworthy reports and Dashboard metrics accepted worldwide.
Subject matter experts in Food Processing & Manufacturing Industry would very well be aware of the significance of performance metrics and comprehensive reports in planning for a meeting. Hence utilize the services of a CMMS/EAM solution in your favor. Best allocate budgets and plan training needs based on the dynamic data available using IoT integration.
Kickstart the digital revolution
It is glad to note that the agri-food industry is now open-minded to adopt new-age techniques and technologies to address present-day maintenance challenges.
Build an ecosystem of connected Factories and groom your industry for the inevitable digitization of maintenance operations characterized by mass production and automation. It will reduce human intervention for burden-free maintenance management.
InnoMaint has offered proven solutions to several food manufacturing facilities with an unparalleled user experience. Try InnoMaint for free. Discover its capabilities in organizing maintenance for a quicker Return on Investment(ROI).
Because flight is a comfortable and fastest mode of travel….
Similarly everyone will like to have faster method to reach goals. As a customer you look for a faster service in any organizations, especially in HVAC service Industry. The difference between organizations lies between one thing – having loyal customer and those who struggle to retain customers.
Lot of surveys portray that faster delivery of service is as important as the quality of service. The faster service will enhance customer satisfaction , The customers will associate their good customer service experience with the quick resolution of their issue.The customer satisfaction will increase reputation of the company. Companies that are able to produce their products on a reliable schedule or offer reliable services find themselves acquiring very good reputations. Businesses live and die based on their reputations and anything HVAC service companies can do to enhance their reputations is something they should at least consider. While not all reputation boosting moves are worth taking, complete automated cloud CMMS software yields so many benefits in so many areas at so little cost that it is clearly an intelligent strategy for HVAC service companies to adopt.
Companies that neglect their equipment and ignore their reputations may temporarily prosper in the short run, but ultimately they will be displaced by reliable companies with excellent reputations.
Only companies that work on cultivating long-term positive relationships with customers have a good chance of surviving in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Although television and newspaper advertisements certainly have their place, nothing advertises a company better than word of mouth. Building up loyal customers willing to engage in word of mouth advertising is an essential move if companies are to have any chance of achieving long-term success.
It helps to avoid human error and have effective customer handling.
For instance, the customer can raise the service request with the picture of the equipment to the company. HVAC technician can access the problem immediately and will attend the issue with spare part. The admin of the company can monitor the entire work flow. With this unique feature Turn around time for the problem is minimized.
Innomaint software has Geo location benefit. The Geo location will enhance faster service in two ways. It helps the HVAC engineer to find the location of the customer and it will help him reach out to the customer easily. In another way admin can able to track the HVAC service technician GEO location and assign the nearest customer location. This will aid faster service and enhance customer satisfaction. It helps in better tracking and monitoring.
CMMS Mobile App is another greatest tool in Innomaint software. The customer can take the photo or video of the problem and send across to the admin. This will enable HVAC service engineer/technician to understand the problem and attend the issue with proper preparation. For instance they can plan the estimated spare parts before attending the issue. This will result in faster service and the issue will be attended in one single visit.
Reminders and Escalation
This facility will remind the task to be completed and in case of non completion it will escalate the next level authority. It helps to monitor the customer service , and tracks whether the task is completed in stipulated time. Thus on time customer service is maintained.
Reminders are set to notify responsible users for any upcoming planned activities like PM, spare parts replacements, contract renewal and so on to ensure the compliance and maintenance process are adhered.
Escalations are defined to alert the decision makers or responsible users for dates that are past due; generally, you can setup escalation for SLA violations, expiration of any contracts or compliances.
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