Ensure Food Quality Standards using InnoMaint’s Food Safety Management Software and Improve Overall Production

Ensure Food Quality Standards using InnoMaint’s Food Safety Management Software and Improve Overall Production

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·
  • Beverage manufacturing
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).
Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/40-of-slaughter-houses-fail-to-meet-hygiene-norms/articleshow/70528169.cms

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Food Quality Standards using InnoMaint’s Food Safety Management Software and Improve Overall Production
Innomaint Version 3.4

Innomaint Version 3.4

Asset Tracking using Bluetooth Beacons

InnoMaint has added a new feather to its cap by providing capabilities for precise asset tracking. This ability will cater to growing maintenance demands to track frequently moved assets within the building.

You can facilitate intelligent interaction among such assets and EAM Software by mapping Beacons with them and getting live updates on real-time location at any time via Bluetooth network. The move management report will reflect information on displacement.

 

Once asset mapping is done, notice the new icon in the screenshot provided against each asset. If the asset is being tracked, the icon glows green with its address updated in the records. If the asset moves outside the scope of the sensor the icon turns red.

 

 

Moved asset details shown in move management report as below:

 

Asset Movement across locations

For smooth movement of assets across locations without deadlocks, the approval for move requests is vested only with Super Admin / Operation Manager. So Location Heads shall only be able to raise move requests when it is outside of their scope.

 

Measuring distance travelled by a technician on a given day

On a particular day, the course taken by a technician can be tracked and measured in terms of km, excluding break timings. A Map is provided for this purpose.  On the map,

  • ‘S’ denotes Starting Point
  • ‘E’ signifies Ending Point
  • ‘B’ indicates Breakdown
  • ‘P’ stands for Preventive Maintenance Tasks

Quicker dispatch of spares  

We’ve given the Customer Head user the privilege to approve the sanction of spares stored at the customer location and acknowledge and Approve the Spare Parts Request(Customer mapping screen). This facilitates the quicker availability of spares.

Support for new currency

With the growing popularity of InnoMaint, we have extended support for a new currency Peso.

 

Asset user in Asset Report

The user who would usually be using a particular asset shall henceforth find a place in Asset Report. To enable this option, please select the filter item  ‘Asset User’ as illustrated in the screenshot below:

 

Check-out comments

Technicians may check-in and check out multiple times while working on a ticket. Displaying check-out comments during the subsequent check-ins would be useful. Hence we have provided that provision to both preventive maintenance and corrective maintenance cases. The same will be displayed in the work completion ‘pdfdoc too!(both cases)

Nothing can stop you from raising instant breakdown requests !

In a bid to remove all the practical hurdles in raising a service request on an emergency basis, we have made a provision to submit service requests by just entering the name of a new customer and mobile number.  Using the InnoMaint free mobile app you can do this conveniently.

Compare Transactions

You can compare the transactions of two different customers on work orders and routine maintenance tasks from Dashboard.

 

Customizable Dashboard

The Dashboard widgets can be re-arranged to suit the convenience of Customers or Facility Managers.

 

Interactive 2D Floor Plan

It is essential to provide the technicians and other users with an understanding of the location of assets within buildings. Managers and supervisors also need to know a quick overview of asset hierarchies and the maintenance status of the assets in a pictorial representation. InnoMaint EAM provides 2D interactive floor maps for this purpose.

You can see the details of Floorwise mapping from the Dashboard. (Building screen from customer menu).

  • We can map the assets from the floor layout.
  • We can filter building wise mapped asset details.
  • Green color indicates that preventive maintenance schedule is in-progress.
  • Red color signifies that a breakdown is in-progress -Check-In.
  • Blue color conveys the message that an asset is running and is ready for usage.

 

In the work order estimation process, the term “Work order” has renamed to “Work estimate” in mobile and web

 

 

During QR code search for an asset or parts,  you can view its location, building, floor & room.

 

Asset Depreciation Report

As a significant value addition to the application, we are glad to unveil Asset Depreciation Module. Once enabled from our end, our clients shall exercise this option.

i) In the Asset Maintenance menu,  Click Add Asset

ii) Choose one among the four standard depreciation methods.

iii) Reach Asset ID Tab

You can view the current Depreciation value for a particular Asset instance(Asset ID).

You can Update the Asset Depreciation Life Cycle and Capital Expenses accordingly.

We’ve provided an exclusive report for Asset Depreciation paying due regard to its significance.

Image Annotation

We’ve spruced up multimedia illustration feature with Image Annotation capabilities. Now customers and technicians can highlight portions of images, add descriptions and erase the typed text over an image to convey their messages in a crystal clear way for quick grasping.

Web version supports Breakdown workflow

As a part of our constant quest to explore every nook and corner of the application for adding more convenience to the user experience, now Breakdown tickets can be attended from the web version of our application as well. The check-in and check-out actions that are mandatory in mobile are made optional in web implementation. You can view the spare replacement history.

While working on a PPM task, if a technician identifies an issue, he can initiate automation of a breakdown ticket creation by checking the option “Problem identified.”

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InnoMaint handpicked as a major vendor in Global Facility Management Market

InnoMaint handpicked as a major vendor in Global Facility Management Market

Market Forecast for 2021 – 2026 by world’s largest revenue impact company

Facility management(FM) is a set of functions that can enhance the value of specific organizational processes. Markets and Markets, a research firm providing quantified B2B research headquartered in Pune, India, and having an office in the USA currently holding 80% of global Fortune 1000 companies, as clients, has published the results of its laborious forecast. It reveals a promising upcoming silent revolution in the global facility management market. According to the survey, the Facility Management(FM) Market presently valued at 42.2 US$ is projected to grow at a CAGR of 1.6% to reach 76.3 US $ in 2026.

InnoMaint adjudged to be a major vendor in the market

In the painstaking process, Markets & Markets arrived at the profiles of key players cutting across geographic boundaries comprehensively by scrutinizing their features, market rankings, core competencies, global presence, etc. The revenue figures were sourced from annual reports of companies. It had access to the latest financial information of key vendors in the context of FM until 2020-21. It adjudged InnoMaint as a major vendor in both Facility Management Software 2021 and Enterprise Asset Maintenance Software 2021 categories.

Tap into the booming Facility Management market by subscribing to Innomaint which is a one-stop CAFM solution for all your Facility Management needs including

  • A practicable alternative to traditional approaches paving for effective communication on work orders
  • Quicker and easier audits on maintenance to identify areas of improvement and training requirements
  • Meticulous & customizable instant reports for quick meetings & well-informed decisions
  • Ability to catch up with maintenance teams while on the move 24×7 and assign tickets based on the current workload of technicians & quicker dispatch of technicians based on Geo-Fencing
  • Greater visibility into operations for better technician engagement
  • Deeper cost-cutting on capital expenditure, utility & service expenditure, etc and much more…
Facility Management Market Forecast – The efforts behind

The need for a Facility Management System is more pronounced over time. The entire globe suffered a 4% decrease in GDP, on average. The effect of the pandemic spillover is felt in countries not hard hit by the pandemic as well. The world economy is expected to recover steadily by the end of 2021 but the process will take longer for U.S, Germany, Italy, England & Russia.

Markets & Markets have defined, described, and forecasted the trend in the Facility Management market by component, size of the organization, industry vertical, deployment mode & region. It analyzed opportunities in the market and outlined the competitive landscape for key stakeholders and market leaders.

The B2B software review firm considered five regions across the globe where the FM market was ruling. They were North America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, Europe, Africa & Latin America. It also took into account the marked impact of the pandemic on the FM market. These regions consist of developed countries with well-established infrastructure, which generates huge demand for facility management solutions.

Markets & Markets perceived growth in trend of outsourcing facility management operations. On the Demand front, it interviewed Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers of MNC’s etc. On the Supply-side, it interviewed Chief Executive Officers and Co-founders of Key Companies. The research organization consulted FM associations such as

  • Facility Management Association of Australia
  • Japan Facility Management Association
  • Facility Management Association of India (FMAI)
Revolution in Facility Management

The growth of the facility management market can be attributed to several revolutionary technologies and concepts such as cognitive computing, augmented reality, virtual reality, IoT and analytics, robots, etc into facility management solutions.

The proliferation of technology along with intelligent software solutions in businesses is a major driving force to the growth of the facility management market. The fact that IT spending has increased considerably in the last 5 years stands as a testimony to this statement. The future demand in the IT and Telecom vertical would be due to demographic and economic factors.

Digital Solution to Facility Management

A Facility Manager automates and simplifies routine planned preventive maintenance to avert any unexpected failure. He also automates predictive maintenance to keep a check on service expenses and frequency of services. In the event of a breakdown, he rises up to the occasion for coordinating the team efforts to make the communication clear and effective driving and tracking the work orders till completion.

He aligns the workforce for constant knowledge sharing and keeps them up-to-date with technological advancements. He streamlines maintenance by keeping your equipment status and maintenance records in an easy-to-use system.

The more consistent an organization’s day-to-day operations are, then the easier it will be to maximize efficiency and productivity. In turn, these changes can lead to improved customer satisfaction, lower costs, and less waste.

The ray of hope in the long-term outlook for Facility Management

Facility management has been evolving as a thriving business that continues to grow across verticals pushing aside the economic setbacks triggered by the pandemic. Enterprises have started realizing that FM can no more be looked down upon as a set of back-office activities. They are of the notion that their organization can achieve success and steady growth only through the efficient and effective management of complex operational business processes in their facilities.

With the growing receptivity to technological advancements, it is no wonder that Facility Management Solutions are in a high demand in the I.T, Telecom & Health Care Sectors to meet regulatory requirements and sustain critical projects and life saving procedures. Facility Management, these days, has extended its scope to cover numerous business functions and processes and hence the complexity. But the sophistication should come with simplicity to end-users. InnoMaint has modeled its CAFM solution around this core concept to evolve and update itself to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow !

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Keep the Workplace Safe with Modern Touchless Visitor Management System in 2021

Keep the Workplace Safe with Modern Touchless Visitor Management System in 2021

Keep the Workplace Safe with Modern Touchless Visitor Management System in 2021

Introduction

Various departments, cutting across industry verticals, in organizations are turning to Digital Transformation to automate their routine business operations daily. In line with such a trend, the alarming waves of the covid-19 pandemic have accelerated the trend. As businesses are keen to shield their employees from contracting the highly contagious viral infection are shifting their focus from traditional Visitor Management System using registers to modern, touchless visitor management systems(VMS).

The importance of a VMS at the workplace.

Visitors such as vendors, business partners, auditors, key stakeholders, branch heads may visit the Management of any facility frequently. Traditional paper systems are always prone to human errors in the entry of information and require a frantic search for tracking previous visits of the visitor when the information is asked for.

The current covid situation demands the screening of body temperature of visitors in a touchless operation using the integration of IoT with thermal sensing cameras & CMMS. As well known, the disease is highly contagious and one infected person can spread it to many at a time. Making several visitors wait at the entry points would not be fair.

Several companies, mainly MNC’s and Small to Medium Enterprises(SME) continue to manage work from remote locations and employees have also got accustomed to the new working environment balancing the work and personal life. The answer to the question “When will the workforce return to their usual workplaces” remains elusive. But the pandemic situation has started easing with several relaxations in lockdowns. So companies need to be prepared for returning to normalcy.

Track entire visitor journey

If you’re the proprietor of a business, you surely know how critical it is to put off your operations on hold for an unusually long time. Fortunately, there’s some hope amid some of the uncertainties of the pandemic. As a simple solution, you can manage the entire visitor journey right from pre-registration until they leave the premises using physical contactless operation with a professional touch. Moreover, the kind of impact you leave in the minds of genuine visitors using digital VMS is a first good impression which could be the best. 

Improved Workplace Safety 

With the quick and simple check-in and check-out features of InnoMaint VMS, you can also check if the visitor wears a mask properly. If not, Facility Managers and key stakeholders are immediately notified in their mobile

As the coronavirus constantly mutates itself with the fear of even a third wave in many countries this is going to be the way forward in many of the facilities – be it school, college, workplace, or any public facility. The traditional check-in and check-out sheets are prone to theft.

A Visitor Management System is capable of providing you with an easily traceable, searchable database of every single visitor who has entered your facility.

Easier tracking of Visitors inside premises 

The VMS of InnoMaint CMMS is flexible in that visitor meetings can be easily rescheduled by the host with prompt communication to visitors in a seamless process so that you can avoid overlapping of visitor meetings with internal call conferences, interviews, and other events that demand your immediate attention.

In addition, any uninvited visitor can be evaluated and screened on the spot for safety before being allowed to step in. The details need not be entered in again and again for the subsequent visits.

Maintains a record of visitors

Innomaint’s VMS stores the details of every visitor in safe and secure premium servers with very high rates of uptime and quick access facilities. A modern VMS is a software that every business owner can pin their hopes on for enhanced security and the best way to manage visitors.

Apart from visitors, the software is useful for your employees as well as it also screens them for body temperature. So gone are the days of using fingerprint scanner/biometric attendance which were considered to be an advanced attendance system till now. Management can view the real-time visitor status – i.e., how many visitors are currently inside the facility, how many scheduled appointments are planned for the day along with the details of rejected visit requests from a unique Dashboard for VMS.

 A recent survey on VMS

The recent market survey on VMS has indicated that businesses are investing in visitor and employee management systems in 2021-2022 for eliminating safety risks by adopting reliable visitor management systems. The report on this survey also forecasts that the demand for VMS is likely to scale up by a minimum of 13% per year until 2025. With a liking for an increasingly tech-savvy culture, people are expected to be impressed by the usage of technology in new and innovative ways.

Role of VMS in boosting productivity

Let’s set out to understand the kind of impression a visitor management system leaves on boosting organizational productivity. As a security system powered by AI and cloud a VMS removes the burden off your security personnel so that employees need not wait and queue up for entering or leaving their workplace which translates into higher engagement time at work. The real-time data reports on visitor management which are available at a distance of few clicks assist in making data-backed for driving productivity.

Warns You During Emergencies 

Visitor management systems are bundled with SOS features, which alert the enterprise admin in the event of a fire or other natural disasters. Artificial Intelligence is powerful enough to plan an evacuation of a room or facility, as a whole. It can be integrated with various tools and platforms, such as Azure, Gmail, etc which makes data reporting and making out of data convenient.

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How Can Industry 4.0 Solutions Help Plant Maintenance Management in 2021

How Can Industry 4.0 Solutions Help Plant Maintenance Management in 2021

How Can Industry 4.0 Solutions Help Plant Maintenance Management in 2021?

Industrial Revolution 4.0

Industry 4.0 solutions are the latest management techniques. They are implementing Artificial Intelligence to absolutely changing the way of data collection and explanation done by the machines. In case some industries are still carrying on the backdated technologies, they will experience the most extensive transformation they haven’t ever experienced. Now enterprises implement advanced solutions where humans and robots can talk with each other; they help the companies make improved decisions, better applications, and excellent customer care.

Modern companies are mainly dependent on machines and automation strategies. But the machines can’t perform as per their standard if they are not appropriately maintained. Properly trained employees develop predictive maintenance policies and enhance the companies’ productivity. The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) plays a significant role in this maintenance process. It links a machine to machine and machine to human. Predictive management helps the management locate the faults and take necessary measures to ensure that production can occur without any interruption.

Definition of Industry 4.0 solutions:

Industry 4.0 solutions are the latest maintenance management techniques that are highly effective. It brings a revolution in factory management that can be linked easily with IoT, cloud computing, and cognitive computing required for the plants to become smart ones. It could exchange information smoothly between the departments, sensors, tools, and systems. With the help of gathered collection, the 4.0 maintenance solution can provide a reliable assessment to assist administrators in deciding and deciding strategies for the plants’ smooth running.

Role of predictive maintenance in industry 4.0 solution:

Predictive maintenance plays a crucial role in industry 4.0 solutions. It can reduce maintenance or break downs that are not scheduled by depending on equipment sensor data related to vibration, noise, lubrication, and tolerating temperature. Predictive maintenance can also anticipate the tools that can’t work and are required to be replaced.

Advantages of using InnoMaint’s industry 4.0 solutions for plant maintenance management:

Industrial revolution 4.0 solutions offered by InnoMaint can help companies manage their tools and also decide when machines require servicing, repairing, and when they need to be replaced before any interference happens in the production work. Therefore, the administration can accordingly design maintenance plans and also decide the appropriate scheduling for their maintenance. It helps the companies to continue the production activity and prevent any intervention. The significant benefits of using current Industry 4.0 solutions for maintenance management in 2021 are:

  • It minimizes maintenance expenses.
  • Make sure the production standard.
  • Enhancing security
  • Improves the performance of the tools
  • Optimizing the competency of production
  • Decreasing the downtime and failure of resources
  • Enhancing the communication flow within the plant
  • Increases the coordination between man and automated robots
  • Advocates for proactive work method and declining the reactive way
  • Improving the supply-chain management strategies
  • Increase the longevity of the machines, and therefore, economic returns on all resources are increased automatically.
Conclusion:

In recent times pharmaceutical companies also use the Industrial 4.0 solutions for managing their wide product range. It helps them to improve production as there are advanced manufacturing tools. Any Indian pharmaceutical company, Oil & Gas company, Manufacturing plant etc can implement these solutions for managing plant maintenance efficiently.

About an author:

Nitin Gupta is a voracious reader and an even passionate writer. Having worked with numerous field Pharmaceutical company in india and MNCs across the world, he really has very to the point and enthralling insights about the industry and the people working in them.

Nitin writes about technology and how it impacts the various industries such as pharma, hospitality, travel, and many others as well.

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