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Steps to Success –What You Can Do to Increase Quality and Food Safety Compliance
July 15, 2016 ERP Joe Scioscia
Successful food and beverage manufacturers should commit to providing quality, consistent, and safe products. To remain competitive in the Food and Beverage industry, manufacturers need to proactively manage compliance in a constantly demanding and continuously changing regulatory environment. If your ERP is designed for the food industry, chances are, being food safety compliant and managing recalls will be easier for you. The food industry is unique in many ways; Inventory management, lot and date tracking, quality control and recall reporting are critical. A good Food ERP system should be specifically designed to meet these requirements and help processors cope with the challenges of FSMA by automating and integrating the business process across the organization.
Make the Right First Impression with Your Website’s Design
June 29, 2016 Business Todd Endsley
The old saying is, “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” This holds true especially with your company website. The design of your website has the power to intrigue and entice your viewers, or send them straight to your competitors. With a well-designed website, your company can potentially increase and maintain web traffic and visibility, leading to greater sales and a better bottom-line. According to Aberdeen, Embracing Change in Wholesale and Distribution, online ecommerce has altered the way organizations take orders and how they get their products into the hands of their customers. As retailers continue to increase global transactions, they must adapt to enhancing the user experience by presenting customers with more immersive and interactive web interfaces.
How much do you know about the historic city of New Orleans? #DYKNOLA
When we think of New Orleans, we think about its diverse culture and steeped history, its centuries of tradition and elegant architecture, the lavish parades of Mardi Gras, and the rhythmic jazz festivals. Best of all, we think about its world-famous food; from seafood gumbo, jambalaya and chargrilled oysters, to sugar dusted beignets. With a city so timeless and full of adventure, it’s hard to know everything about New Orleans, but relax, we have you covered! Follow along with VAI as we take you on a fun, fascinating tour of the iconic, “Big Easy.”
3 Questions to Consider When Evaluating the Perfect Warehouse Management System
The right Warehouse Management System (WMS) can save your business time and money, enhance customer satisfaction, and boost employee productivity. Choosing the wrong system for your business however can actually impair your customer service, drag down productivity and drive up costs. Your business requires a WMS that can automate your operation and increase your ROI. What then, should you consider when evaluating your warehouse operations and needs?
3 Ways to Achieve Effective Networking Skills
May 20, 2016 Business Lisa Vormittag
We have all been to an event or business meeting at some point in our careers. Learning the do’s and don’ts of networking takes experience, trial, and error. Business networking is an effective, low-cost marketing method that can help develop sales opportunities. It is the connecting of individuals, through trust and relationship building, and these individuals can become walking, talking advertisements for your business. Networking doesn’t have to be your typical face-to-face encounter. Rather, it can be a simple phone call, email or social media connection. Immersing into one or all of these business savvy communication methods can give you the chance to not only discuss your business with professionals, but also the opportunity to learn from others.
EMV Is Just Part of the Security Cost for Small Businesses
By the time you finish reading this sentence, two more Americans will have fallen prey to credit card fraud. That’s right: according to recent research, $16 billion was stolen from 12.7 million U.S. consumers in 2014, equating to one new fraud victim every two seconds. Because of the prevalence of fraud, EMV chip cards have been introduced in the United States as a safer payment option.
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