We expect a reduction in both our compliance costs and our response time to customer inquiries, and our outlook will be more global.
Orlando, Fla. (Vocus) May 18, 2010
Seneca Foods, one of the country’s largest processors of canned fruits and vegetables, turned to Clarkston and FoodLogiQ to provide a solution to deliver timely tracking information to customers and regulatory agencies. An increase in food safety concerns, set off by recent food recalls, plus an increase in domestic and foreign regulations and private customer audits, have driven the need for better informa¬tion analysis.
Seneca data was transferred from legacy information systems and paper-based records to a com¬mon, scalable and Web-based software application pro¬vided by FoodLogiQ. The software works with the SAP® ERP application and utilizes Google mapping tech¬nology to track planting from seed to harvest and chemical applications from “field to can.”
By transferring data from legacy information systems and paper-based records, Seneca was able to immediately analyze quality assurance metrics across their grower base. They gained better visibility into chemical applications, concentration doses and chemical compatibility, increasing accuracy of pesticide application sprays and reducing pes¬ticide application errors.
“Seneca Foods is pleased to be working with FoodLogiQ and Clarkston Consulting to stream¬line our agricultural operations with a seamless, field-to-can, Web-based traceability and food safety system,” said Carl Cichetti, CIO of Seneca Foods. “We expect a reduction in both our compliance costs and our response time to customer inquiries, and our outlook will be more global.”
By tracking plantings from seed to harvest, Seneca can now analyze yield and plant growth by area. Importantly, the solution has allowed for harmonized agricultural business operations across their 2500-contract-grower base and has enabled more consistent reporting, data mining, and business intelligence. Previously, analysis func¬tions that took weeks are now available in minutes.
Clarkston Consulting will be exhibiting in booth 610 at the SAPPHIRE® NOW conference, May 16–19.
About Clarkston Consulting
Clarkston Consulting is a different kind of management and technology consulting firm. We deliver a unique experience for market leaders within the Consumer Products and Life Sciences industries. Considering professionalism, expertise, and value as prerequisites, we take service a step farther through our unyielding commitment to the success of people as individuals, both our clients and our stewards. By combining integrity, adaptability, and a whatever-it-takes attitude, we have achieved an extremely high rate of referral and repeat business and a 9-year average client satisfaction rate of 97%.
FoodLogiQ provides traceability and food safety software to the food industry. The company offers its customers a software platform to demonstrate to their suppliers and customers, local and foreign regulatory agencies and consumers that they are producing safe, high-quality food. FoodLogiQ’s software platform combines Traceability, Quality Management, Food Safety Compliance and Consumer Mobile applications in a single integrated community collaborative application. Uniquely these solutions provide full value chain traceability and food safety from growers to consumers. The company offers its software as a Web-based service for a monthly fee, based on the number of locations, users, scope and usage of the system. FoodLogiQ customers include Weaver Street Markets, the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC), the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA), the Canadian Beef Breeds Association, Jackson Farming Company, Pfizer, Grayson Natural Foods, NC Choices, Eastern Carolina Organics and Seneca Foods.
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