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How Barcoding Reduces Turnover & Training Costs

How Barcoding Reduces Turnover and Training Costs

With unemployment hovering near zero, what we’re finding is that hiring and staffing is one of the biggest challenges facing our customers today. The goal of lot tracing software at a food manufacturer is increased …

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Best Practices for Traceability and Recalls

Best Practices for Traceability and Recalls

Every food processor knows a recall can wreak havoc on their business. Best case scenario you experience a minor financial set back, worst case can lead to a complete shutdown. Having the proper procedures in place to …

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Stay Flexible and Avoid Customization with a Food-Specific Solution

Stay Flexible and Avoid Customization with a Food-Specific Solution

Food manufacturers are moving away from heavy ERP customization, largely because of the risks and expense involved. Profit Solutions International published a great article about why ERP customization is losing demand, and we agree. With …

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Parity Corporation Acquired by Working Knowledge

Parity Corporation Acquired by Working Knowledge

We are excited to announce that Working Knowledge (SAMM LLC) has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Parity Corporation, an industry leader in software for primary and secondary food manufacturers and parent …

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Customer Success Story: Peterson Farms

Customer Success Story: Peterson Farms

Peterson Farms is the largest privately owned fruit processor in Michigan. The facility focuses on the production of fresh-cut apples, producing 45 million pounds annually. Peterson processes fruits from more than 500 U.S. and Canadian …

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Featured FAQ - Calculating your ROI

Featured FAQ – Calculating Your ROI

We are excited to launch our new and improved Frequently Asked Questions page! We have added a ton of new content that we hope will provide a lot more information about ParityFactory—including costs, equipment you’ll …

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What do Costco, Walmart, Trader Joe's and McDonald's require of their food suppliers?

What do Costco, Walmart, Trader Joe’s and McDonald’s require of their food suppliers?

It might be surprising to find out that corporate food safety standards often far surpass what is required by the government (see more about the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act below). With an increasing public awareness …

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ParityFactory Partners with Cognex

ParityFactory Partners with Cognex

ParityFactory customer Westward Seafoods has been a premier provider of Alaska’s finest seafood since 1991. Since then, they’ve grown in their partnerships, and are dedicated to the continued sustainability of fisheries in Alaska and around the …

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Best Practices - Labeling Goods Received

Best Practices – Labeling Goods Received

Labeling goods received is an integral starting point for lot tracing capability.  A question that often arises is, “Should I scan my vendor labels?” The correct answer varies based on a few key considerations. 1. …

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Customer Success Sorty: Bake Works

Customer Success Story: Bake Works

Based in Washington state, Bake Works is a family run, cutting edge bakery specializing in responsibly produced baked goods since 1996. Their top quality products include jumbo cookies, gourmet shortbread, innovative gluten free products, sports nutrition bars, and power-packed …

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Catch Weight in the Food World

Catch Weight in the Food World

Where does the term “catch weight” come from? Catch weight is a commonly used term in the sports of boxing and wrestling. In both sports, it is used to describe the weight of a contender …

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Customer Success Story: Temptee Specialty Foods

Customer Success Story: Temptee Specialty Foods

Temptee Specialty Foods is a family owned and operated company based in Denver, Colorado. Temptee has been supplying retail and food service industries with high quality products for over 50  years. With the acquisition of Old Timer Brand in the …

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Ditch the Clipboard: 6 Reasons to Go Paperless

Ditch the Clipboard: 6 Reasons to Go Paperless

1. Reduce Errors Utilizing mobile scanners that provide instant onscreen validations and warnings will significantly reduce human error from manual data entry. 2. Get Real-Time Information Switching from pen and paper to automated materials control, you’ll know what’s …

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The Age-Old Debate: Best of Breed or ERP Suites in the Food Industry

The Age-Old Debate: Best of Breed or ERP Suites in the Food Industry

Let’s start with a real-world story to illustrate the difficulties often faced by food processors:  Company X gets an ERP package thinking it’s a great foundation with which to run their business. They’re right in …

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