Automated Lot Trace Solution

Recipe Management Software System at Cotton Blues Cheesecake

SG Systems is delighted to announce the successful implementation of the V5 Recipe Management Software System  at the iconic, Mississippi based frozen dessert brand – Cotton Blues Cheesecake.

Early in 2020, Cotton Blues Cheesecake opened a brand new, purpose designed production facility to meet growing demands for their delicious, innovative cheesecake.

Recipe Management Software System

The small batch, artisanal cheesecakes are lovingly manufactured and distributed in the thousands to retailers and hungry customers across the USA.

V5 Formula Control & Lot Traceability

Keeping track of warehouse inventory, maximizing batch consistency and ease of use were the key requirements presented to SG Systems during the initial scope out meetings. 

The System, which consists of V5 Professional Edition Software allows inventory to be managed, labeled and put away into the correct warehouse locations, while observing strict allergen controls and lot FEFO inventory management.  Cotton Blues selected to run V5 Software in an industrial Tablet with integrated Camera and Barcode Reader.

In Production, a V5 Recipe Management Software System Terminal connects to a scale and is used as a policeman to ensure the correct ingredients are added at the exact quantities. 

Executive Pasty Chef Shaun David comments “We spend a considerable amount of time perfecting our cheesecakes to be exactly what our customers love and enjoy.  The V5 Recipe Management Software System allows us to safely reproduce this exact formula, day in – day out, to the precise specifications.  Product consistency and batch repeatability is key when you’re a growing business like ours and SG Systems makes it easy to produce small batch cheesecakes with the precision and reliability we need”

Behind the scenes, the V5 Recipe Management Software System is keeping track of the ‘who, what, where, when and why’ of production – delivering traceability and minimizing unaccountable errors which are so common but accepted in the food industry.  Cotton Blues Cheesecake has a paperless traceability system that can be relied on for audits to meet their strict internal quality system.

Owner & Operator Chris Ortego comments “V5 Recipe Management Software System allows us to scale our business model and deliver delicious Cheesecakes nationwide with confidence.   Our relationship with SG Systems started with their Virtual Factory model, so we could understand the concept and how it fits with our business better.  Once we signed off on the virtual factory, we moved to the equipment installation and training phase which happened as quickly as possible to meet our production needs”

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