Agentrics Releases a “FSMA Readiness Promotion”

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The 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act is here and Agentrics Quality Module is an essential component of becoming compliant.

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“This promotion is an industry first. Agentrics understands the urgency around FSMA readiness and our objective is to provide clients with an actionable and affordable path to compliance.” says Kurt Johnson, VP North America.

Agentrics, a leader in retail and supply chain solutions, today announced the release of its FSMA Readiness Promotion. “This promotion is an industry first. Agentrics understands the urgency around FSMA readiness and our objective is to provide clients with an actionable and affordable path to compliance.” says Kurt Johnson, VP North America.

Agentrics will include the Quality Assurance module and waive the associated subscription fees with any new Agentrics PLM software package bought before April 30th, 2011.

The Food Safety Modernization Act will define new regulations for food facilities and food importers. The FDA will have the ability to mandate recalls. US Retailers seeking to protect their brand and keep pace with the evolving regulatory environment will need robust Audit, Traceability and Issue Management processes and procedures in place. Agentrics PLM software provides a foundation for total visibility and total control of the product, suppliers, components and raw materials. The Quality Assurance function with Agentrics PLM automatically captures and stores quality procedures linking protocols to product, specifications, as well as different suppliers and plants so that auditors have visibility of the issues requiring evaluation. Automatic alerts notify you of key tasks for completion, eliminating the need for frequent meetings to update the status of a product under development.

The Agentrics Quality Assurance management module offers innovative functionality directly addressing inefficiencies in quality assurance & vendor qualification processes, cumbersome issue management techniques, and the heavy financial impact of product recalls. Our experience has shown that much of the expense involved in recalls and issue management is attributed to the time and the labor involved in managing the response. Day-to-day management of customer complaints and supplier audits cost an estimated $100,000 in internal labor on these specific tasks alone.

About Agentrics

Agentrics is a global provider of retail and supply chain solutions for clients including ASDA, Carrefour, Auchan, Marks & Spencer, PepsiCo, Casino, Walgreens, Coles and Best Buy. Its business solutions enable leading retailers, brand manufacturers and suppliers to launch more products faster, by fostering a collaborative supply chain with accurate, timely and automated data sharing. This leads to significant efficiencies, lower costs and faster time to market, while benchmarking performance against the world’s best. The company was founded over a decade ago by the world’s top retail players as one of the industry’s first ever online exchange platforms in order to increase competitive advantage and profitability through the joint development of best practices. Today, Agentrics offers solutions covering spend management, product sourcing, supply chain planning and replenishment, retail intelligence, online collaboration and communication, as well as product lifecycle management. Agentrics employs more than 600 people working in 14 languages across 34 countries. Its customers represent more than $1.5 trillion in consumer spending.

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