Reducing Inventory Variance via Digital Lot Tracing

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While studies prove it out, we know from thirty years of experience that human error is one of the biggest factors of inventory inaccuracies and variances.

Over forty-five percent of food manufacturing facilities still rely on pen and paper to record their inventory and this method of recording inventory tends to be prone to errors despite the best effort of everyone involved. In addition these manual processes can make lot tracing a very time-consuming process, meaning mock-recalls can sometimes near impossible to do within the four hours allotted.

ParityFactory empowers our users to record inventory and automate the label creation process accurately and efficiently. Simple data entry screens on the handhelds promote ease of use and accurate inventory. One of the most critical best practices in setup and configuration is setting validations at appropriate levels to ensure that the data input is accurate.

What this means in practice is that when a barcode is scanned, our software provides the user with instant feedback as to whether the ingredient or finished good is the right one for that production run or shipment, by way of clear, bright onscreen notifications. It can go so far as even preventing the scan if that’s the business practice desired.

Being able to scan product in and out of inventory not only saves time from having to record these events manually, but also allows ParityFactory to organize the data in such a way that Lot Tracing and mock recalls are nearly instantaneous. With ParityFactory users can begin lot traces from any point in the manufacturing process and generally only take a minute to complete which saves you time, and lets our clients focus their time on more strategic areas.

Have questions about how our customers do this, or interested in hearing their experiences? Contact us, we’ll put you in touch.

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