Automated Lot Trace Solution
This article addresses Grab the Gold and implementation of Multi Level BOM Traceability | Plant Floor Traceability | Raw Material Traceability | Batch Label System
Grab the Gold was created in 1990 by Danielle Ontiveros when she was just 16 years old because she couldn’t find a snack bar that tasted great and kept her full. Originally developed in her mother’s kitchen, this wholesome recipe grew from humble beginnings to a nationally supplied favorite.
To help the business maintain a high degree of quality control, product consistency and raw material traceability, Grab the Gold contacted SG Systems to implement the V5 Formula System at their Nashville, TN manufacturing plant.
The initial requirements for the Plant Floor Traceability project given to SG Systems centered around Grab the Golds closely guarded formulations. Paperless traceability for product recall protection was also listed as a key requirement.
The Raw Material Traceability System, which consists of V5 Professional Edition Software allows Multi Level BOM Traceability, enabling the ingredient and packaging inventory to be managed, labeled, and put away into the storage area, while observing strict allergen controls and lot FEFO management. V5 Software runs on a regular windows PC with a label printer connected to identify all inventory. The system ensures fully paperless Plant Floor Traceability.
In Production, 2 V5 Formula System Terminals connect to ensure the correct ingredients are added at the exact quantities, leaving no room for operator error such as missing ingredients out or adding an out of specification quantity (often a problem with Multi Level BOM operations).
CEO, Danielle Ontiveros Comments “Can’t live (and work) without the V5 Traceability System. Internally we refer to it as the “batch terminal” but it is so much more. Eliminated our paperwork (recording) lot codes, provides awesome Multi Level BOM Traceability & Tracking in case of recalls, and gives us consistency in every batch. When we get audited and/or inspected, traceability and recalls are the easiest parts for us”
In the management office, the V5 Raw Material Traceability System is keeping electronic records of all production and inventory data – delivering Multi Level BOM Traceability and minimizing unaccountable errors which are very common but normal in the food industry.
Grab the Gold now has Plant Floor Traceability (including the Batch Label System pictured above) with that can be relied on for audits to meet their strict internal quality system.
For more information on V5 Traceability, visit www.sgsystemsglobal.com
For more information on Grab the Gold, visit www.grabthegold.com
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