As 2022 comes to an end, we wanted to highlight a few of the most valuable blogs published this year. Discover how Datacor can help you streamline your operations and take your business to the next level in 2023.
The best of 2022 includes:
- How to Prepare a Batch Manufacturing Record (with Template)
- Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Guide for Batch Manufacturing
- How Technology Can Ease the Labor Shortage Burden
- Accelerate AP with Invoice Automation
- What is a Certificate of Analysis? Why It’s Necessary & How to Create One (with Template)
#1 How to Prepare a Batch Manufacturing Record (with Template)
A batch manufacturing record (BMR) is an important document for chemical and process manufacturers: It tells users how to produce a batch of a given product, then records the entire production process, from start to finish. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires companies to create BMRs to ensure the quality and safety of food, drug and personal care products, so it’s crucial to complete them correctly.
However, these documents are also long and complex, with specific steps and guidelines that must be followed. Completing them by hand is tedious and time-consuming — but using specialized enterprise resource planning (ERP) software with electronic batch manufacturing records makes this process simple, streamlined and accurate.
In this blog, we show you how to prepare a batch manufacturing record, walk you through the benefits and features to look for in a new system and even provide a sample template to get you started.
Datacor has developed a Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and has launched Batch Production as its first iteration, eliminating the manual process of creating a batch manufacturing record all together. If you’re ready to digitize batch manufacturing processes and provide production teams with operational visibility with real-time data and control, check out #2.
#2 Manufacturing Execution System (MES) Guide for Batch Manufacturing
We all want to optimize performance and have our production processes run smoothly, right? So, how can a manufacturing execution system help, is it right for my business, and what are its core features and benefits?
A Manufacturing Execution System (MES) is a type of software commonly used in modern manufacturing to track and document the transformation of raw materials into finished goods.
So how does it work? An MES combines live data from various parts of a business – from order input through production scheduling – to provide all the necessary insight to make informed decisions, optimize operations, and act quickly should any quality issues arise. A closely integrated MES-Formulation-ERP solution gives process manufacturers a comprehensive toolset to make the right technical, strategic, and operational decisions throughout the production process.
Discover exactly why an effective MES can make all the difference to your business and your bottom line.
#3 How Technology Can Ease the Labor Shortage Burden
Supply chain bottlenecks, surging oil prices, COVID-19, and the ongoing labor shortage have combined to create a particularly tough economic environment of late.
Despite exposure to many cyclical end-use markets, the chemical distribution and process manufacturing sectors have continued to show considerable resilience. Yet shrinking margins and spiraling costs have forced many to reassess their spending and look for ways to protect margins.
Increasing investment in technology and software can help businesses improve their operational efficiencies and ease the pain caused by challenges such as the difficulties in hiring new recruits. It may be a daunting in the current climate to make that investment, but doesn’t it make sense to spend a little now so you can save a lot in the future?
In this blog, we sat down with ITR Economics to discuss the economic outlook of the chemical industry, insight into the labor market, and how technology can help alleviate the labor gap.
#4 Accelerate AP with Invoice Automation
What does accounts payable automation mean for modern enterprises? As it suggests, the term refers to a dedicated digital process or software that automates a company’s accounts payable system, helping to eliminate repeated, manual tasks and providing enhanced visibility over financial transactions.
Datacor has launched its AP Invoice Automation Software to assist companies in enhancing their accounting efficiency. The software means businesses can pay their suppliers the correct amount every time, on time, while also reducing the costs and errors associated with manual processes.
#5 What is a Certificate of Analysis? Why It’s Necessary & How to Create One (with Template)
A certificate of analysis (CoA) is an essential document in chemical distribution that outlines all the tests performed on a product before it is shipped to a customer. However, manual creation of CoAs is time consuming and increases the risk of input errors. Datacor’s software solution is specifically designed to facilitate the process of CoA generation, customization and record keeping.
In this blog, learn what the requirements are for a certificate of analysis, as well as how to create one.
If you're ready to learn more about how Datacor can help you streamline your operations and take your business to the next level in 2023, contact us today.