Balancing the Scales Between Compliance and Profitability

DataMetrics - Balancing Scales Net ContentCutting overfilling expense is — for many food and beverage manufacturers — only a dream. The focus instead has been to keep average fills above labeled content to avoid the ramifications of non-compliance.

Even though it’s known that excess overfill results in needless cost flowing right out the door, many food and beverage manufacturers find it difficult to find the right balance that achieves both regulation requirements and optimal profits.

As a quality control manager, how do you balance the scales between underfilling and overfilling to drive profitability while managing compliance? How do you optimize your manufacturing processes to achieve tight net content control — all while ensuring product safety, quality and satisfaction among consumers?

Strike a Balance Between Profitability and Compliance

The answer is DataMetrics. The solution provides a unique set of features to optimize your production line to net content and weight requirements.

Ensure compliance while maximizing revenue potential.

With DataMetrics, you benefit from access to fill weights, levels and counts in near real time. This information allows you to track, analyze, identify and report on mission-critical processing data you can use to resolve issues as they happen.

Reduce scrap and rework with near real-time notification.

DataMetrics real-time event monitoring and notification ensures that everyone who needs to know about production issues, lot status and more is made aware of problems as they occur. This instantaneous communication, powered by configurable alarms, puts the brakes on product problems and reduces scrap and rework.

Control costs through broad connectivity.

Get the most return out of your current investments. DataMetrics connects to more devices and systems than any other SPC program, including checkweighers, Solartron digital gages and GageWay wireless systems, as well as more than 70 device drivers. This means you can use your existing gaging and related software programs and minimize your investment in new equipment, software and training.

Additional DataMetrics features:

  • Lot release support criteria, including release, hold and released-from production

  • An extensive catalog of net-weight statistics to automatically monitor and check label weights, including lot average, % below MAV, % at or above or below label, % over declared weight, and % overweight (target)

  • Ability to automatically record, analyze and display all measurements to detect problems sooner and reduce scrap and rework

  • Ability to create and customize data collection — automatically and hands-free — from serial devices using serial parsing capability

  • Compliance with 21 CFR Part 101 and T1/T2 requirements, US maximum allowable (MAV), and EU tolerable negative error (TNE)

  • Robust 24x7 data collection with local caching guarantees uninterrupted production — even with network and other system failures

  • A relational database system to manage data in a common, centralized storage area 

Use DataMetrics as a standalone solution, or fully integrate it with others from ASI DATAMYTE to achieve continuous quality throughout your entire food and beverage manufacturing process.

With the solution in place, you’re better able to maintain stable fill, reduce waste and keep net content under tight control — all while reducing or eliminating manual data collection that can lead to risky — and potentially costly — human error. You gain the insights you need to improve your processes, consumer satisfaction, compliance and bottom line. You’ll also find it can scale to meet your global food and beverage manufacturing needs now and as they evolve for years to come.

We want to hear how you’re dealing with food and beverage manufacturing challenges. To talk to an expert about reducing your overfill expense, contact us at 1-800-455-4359. Learn more about DataMetrics Software.