Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Guide Introduced by Manufacturing Solutions Expert, Grantek Systems Integration
By admin | Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing News ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | March 4, 2014 | 0 comment
FSMA guide available as a free download to help manufacturers understand and prepare for the Food Safety Modernization Act. The free 9-page download will help manufacturing organizations truly understand the FSMA and its impact on manufacturing operations and ultimately get their manufacturing organization ready for the FSMA. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Guide is geared towards manufacturers’ management and operations teams who want to better understand the impact of the FSMA and how they can proactively prepare to make their manufacturing operations FSMA-ready.
By Michael Lohmeyer | Manufacturing Best Practices ,Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing News ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | February 10, 2014 | 0 comment
What is the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and how will it impact your food manufacturing operations? Traceability / food product tracing is the key. Food manufacturers are watching as the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) evolves to the next level as comprehensive transformation of food safety laws are developing. The focus of the FSMA is to shift food contamination responsibility from response to prevention.
Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Blueprinting Guide Introduced by Manufacturing Solutions Expert, Grantek Systems Integration
By admin | Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing News ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | January 28, 2014 | 0 comment
Manufacturing solutions leader, Grantek Systems Integration, is pleased to introduce the Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) Blueprinting Guide. The free 8-page download will help manufacturing organizations truly understand manufacturing execution systems (MES) in order to realize far-reaching benefits across their organizations.
By Garrett Austin | Manufacturing Automation ,Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog | January 6, 2014 | 0 comment
A key aspect of improving the manufacturing process is to automate the execution process which enables the ability to more easily and quickly integrate manufacturing data with other information systems including ERP. MES solutions can unlock this detailed production-level information and compliment an ERP solution to fill in the missing details for actionable information at the shop floor level. At the most fundamental level, MES solutions create a platform for continuous improvement in the manufacturing facility. MES implementation can achieve visibility, tracking and control of your manufacturing operations
Global Beverage Manufacturer Partners with Grantek to Upgrade Manufacturing Safety Circuitry to Exceed Manufacturing Safety Standards
By Dave Patterson | Manufacturing Case Study ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | December 11, 2013 | 0 comment
A global beverage manufacturer planned an upgrade to safety circuits on thousands of assets. The project offered an opportunity to upgrade both machine components as well as components in the panel. Grantek managed the complete project. Continuous improvement in project methodology and execution continues to reduce the per machine cost of the project and has exceeded safety standards in the workplace as well as the client's expectations.
By Jeff Winter | Manufacturing Best Practices ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | December 5, 2013 | 0 comment
Our plant safety specialists have developed this list of the 10 most common machine guarding mistakes we have seen implemented by manufacturers. Are any of these mistakes happening in your manufacturing operation?
By Dave Patterson | Manufacturing Automation ,Manufacturing Case Study ,Manufacturing IT ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | November 7, 2013 | 1 comment
For Brita, keeping assembly machines up and running had become a hands-on, time-consuming task. The reliability of equipment on the assembly line had been an ongoing concern. Machine down time was common and troubleshooting inefficient. The current software wasn’t operator-friendly. Grantek was engaged to upgrade the controls on five of the plant’s filter assembly machines to improve reliability, reprogramming the controls in a format that conformed to the corporate template. At the completion of the project, the client had a machine with full documentation that operators could actually use, machine downtime was greatly reduced, and the plant was able to increase production capacity by at least 30%.
By Jeff Winter | Manufacturing Automation ,Manufacturing Operational Excellence Blog ,Manufacturing Safety | October 16, 2013 | 0 comment
As business leaders in the manufacturing industry, you are compelled to continually find ways to increase throughput, increase efficiency, and lower manufacturing costs. However, at the opposite end of the spectrum, you are also tasked with increasing employee safety and reducing incident rates.This can be a challenging balancing act for most companies, especially if safety and production are in a constant battle with each other. Luckily, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Major advancements in both safety and automation in the past few years have made monumental leaps in bridging the gap between these two very different business drivers, ultimately leading to both increased safety and productivity.