Today, the food processing industry is revolutionizing the way they’re doing business. More and more food processing facilities are turning to paperless technology to make their business run more efficiently. They’re now relying on distributed control systems and mobile forms technology to operate and manage their business.
Distributed Control Systems
A distributed control system is a computerized control system for a process or plant. This usually has a large number of control loops, in which autonomous controllers are distributed throughout the system. But, there is central operator supervisory control.
Today, Food Processing Facilities are relying on automated systems and mobile forms technology to implement control systems such as inspections, inventory, and maintenance. The industry now depends on a distributed control system to process everything.
Why Go Paperless?
Paperless technology creates a much smoother and accurate control system for Food Processing Facilities. Using mobile forms, management and staff are able to collect data from all areas in the business. This includes food safety inspection checklists, pre-production checklists, production schedule templates, and standardized recipes documents, to pest control procedures, food hazard analysis forms, food batch records, and food additives records.
Integrating data collection in a paperless app makes data collection faster and easier with more accurate and efficient reporting and highlights all necessary data.
Food Processors use distributed control systems and integrated paperless technology to meet the requirements of the United States Department of Agriculture or U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These systems are necessary for proper compliance with modern regulation standards. These processes prevent citation and help create a safer workplace for your staff by preventing hazards and improving efficiency.
These two technologies are ushering in a new era in the food processing industry by revolutionizing every aspect of operations in the Food Services industry. As time goes by, these systems will help promote safety and efficiency as the technologies evolve.