Matrix Controls is delighted to announce the successful implementation of the V5 Traceability Systems at Highland Baking Company.
Highland Baking is a successful and well-established family owned business, pioneered by the Rosen Family in 1984 and today run by the companies President & CEO Stu Rosen – a 4th generation baker.
Offering a vast assortment of baked goods, Highland Baking supplies restaurants and convenience stores in the Midwest area from their state-of-the-art facilities (in Northbrook, IL and Spartanburg, SC) with over 500,000sq ft of baking excellence across many production lines.
The immediate requirements provided to SG Systems centered on maximizing the use of SAGE (Highland Baking’s master ERP) to provide an integration to the Warehouse and Production Facilities – eliminating manual traceability and improving batch consistency.
The system, which consists of V5 Enterprise Edition Software operating on the wide area network supporting both sites, allows PO’s to be imported from SAGE in near real time. This integration allows all received inventory items to be labeled and put away into the correct warehouse locations and eliminates the manual, paper-based QA receiving process. Highland selected to run V5 Software on multiple industrial Tablets with integrated Camera and Barcode Readers.
In Production, Highland uses 15, V5 Formula System Terminals, connected to the company’s existing scales, barcode readers and label printers. The company’s formulations and production schedule are downloaded from SAGE to ensure each ingredient is added and weighed at the correct quantity – establishing a zero-mistake culture in batching and improving product consistency.
QA Director Gabriella Cid Leal comments “Prior to working with V5 Traceability, we spent a lot of time with lot and batch level traceability paperwork. Manually entering traceability data into SAGE was complicated, time consuming and expensive. V5 has removed that task and made our warehouse operations much faster and more efficient – our operators find it simple to use and it’s very popular with the team”.
Behind the scenes, the V5 Traceability System is keeping track of the ‘who, what, where, when and why’ of production – delivering traceability and minimizing unaccountable errors which are so common but accepted in the food industry. Highland Baking Company now has a paperless traceability system that can be relied on for audits to meet their strict internal quality system.
President & CEO Stu Rosen comments “V5 Traceability reduces onerous data input tasks and makes our ingredient management more efficient. We purchased the system at our Northbrook facility and then when the project was completed, we decided to install the same system into our Spartanburg facility. Now both facilities are leveraging the benefits of improved batch control and reduced paperwork”
With SG we can track the path of our product through all production, processing and distribution stages right to the end consumer.
Scott Baker, 5 Generation Bakers
SG System’s recipe control has played a big role in managing our product quality which has definitely helped our growth
Mike Prasek, Prasek’s Hillje Smokehouse
The (Production Management and Recipe Formulation) process is now more secure and dependable. Thanks a lot for the implementation!
Ricardo Hernández, Nestle
Truly a great system to gain full insight of your business and make decisions in a timely manner.
Anthony Pariti, Always Bagels
We no longer need to keystroke the handwritten batch logs into Quickbooks. We’ve seen the benefits!
Eldad Jungreis, Sunflower Kitchen
The system guarantees a reduction in the waste caused by a conventional scale system
Lenny Tyc, Northeast Foods
With the waste now eliminated, dollars are saved
Dave Harris, Original Bagel Company
The System provides total control over our production process and gives us 100% Traceability - Absolutely brilliant
Gareth Franks, Dominos Pizza
Tolerances on the scale system removed ingredient over weighing and improved our batch consistency
Michael Calise, Calise & Sons Bakery
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