Food traceability simplified with BalloonOne system
Feb 11, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) --
The latest version of the Accellos warehouse management system (WMS) from BalloonOne simplifies traceability for food processors and manufacturers. The system provides full visibility of raw material coming into the food warehouse, monitors the movement of finished goods, and tracks products going through the production and packaging area. This removes the difficulty and cost of managing time consuming paper documentation.
The automatic identification of barcodes on raw materials and finished products ensures a complete electronic trail that can be interrogated instantly whenever required. Saving both time and money through efficiency improvements, the WMS interfaces easily with existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems and order management systems - such as SAP Business One, sharing the same database and eliminating the need for data duplication.
Accellos provides comprehensive traceability for food companies using UK sourced raw material and for business that import food stuffs from overseas. Using the system to zone the warehouse allows companies to see exactly what is happening in each area of the building, eliminating information black holes.
Although UK Food Standard Agency rules govern all food companies, no two food warehouses are alike. The WMS has been developed for maximum flexibility to meet these different, individual requirements and is, therefore, very flexible and scaleable. It provides batch and serial number traceability, so that any and all items can be identified quickly back to their source without the need to search through paper records. This makes it a good fit for SME businesses in the food industry; 68 per cent of the Food and Drink Federation membership are such companies.
With more than 1000 configuration switches, the WMS can provide a wealth of functionality without modifying the software. It uses an XML interface to communicate real-time information from the warehouse to the back office system. Features include multi-bin, advanced allocation and barcode auto ID using wireless scanners for accuracy, speed and no unnecessary paperwork. CONTACTS:
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BalloonOne is an IT provider specialising in the distribution, implementation and support of business software and supply chain applications. The company has strong product knowledge and business know-how, which enables BalloonOne to deliver real value to its customers. BalloonOne's goal is to make large scale enterprise applications accessible to small and midsize companies. The company focuses on applications that are affordable and easy to implement that deliver a rapid return on investment. With 20 years experience in the business application market the company has worked with hundreds of businesses. The company has customers in a wide range of markets, including: packaging, toy / gift, hobby, clothing, wholesale, retail, timber, DIY, furniture, education, leisure, IT, electronics, healthcare, medical distribution, water treatment, and chemicals and lubricants. In 2002, BalloonOne was appointed as the first business partner for SAP Business One and today it is widely respected as a worldwide Business One centre of expertise. In 2004, the company added the Accellos One Warehouse solution to its product portfolio. In 2007, BalloonOne was awarded Partner of the Year by Accellos for its outstanding sales and implementation success.
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