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CAT Squared to showcase the only end-to-end MES for the food industry at Anuga FoodTec

By Kathy Barbeire on Feb 27, 2024 12:14:39 PM

CAT Squared, a leading global provider of software solutions for the food industry, is pleased to demonstrate the capabilities of the only end-to-end MES for the food industry at Anuga FoodTec in Cologne, Germany. This event marks the company's first appearance at one of the prominent international trade fairs dedicated to food technology and innovation.

Topics: food processing continuous improvement industry 4.0
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CAT Squared Joins CTB Sister Companies to Present CYNERGY™: Advancing Poultry Processing at IPPE

By Kathy Barbeire on Dec 29, 2023 1:01:01 PM

CAT Squared, a trusted provider of advanced software solutions for the food processing industry, collaborates with CTB sister companies Chore-Time, Meyn, and Cabinplant to unveil CYNERGY™ at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) from January 30 to February 1, 2024, in Atlanta, Georgia.

Topics: poultry industry continuous improvement industry 4.0
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CAT Squared Supports Meat Industry Sustainability through Protein PACT Partnership

By Kathy Barbeire on Oct 6, 2023 12:46:29 PM

The release of the Protein PACT's 2023 Continuous Improvement Report marks a significant milestone in the ongoing journey toward sustainability within the meat industry. It's a testament to the collective efforts of industry leaders, and CAT Squared is proud to play a key supportive role in these transformative endeavors.

Topics: meat industry poultry industry continuous improvement sustainability Protein PACT
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CAT Squared: Paving the Way for Sustainability at the Protein PACT Summit 2023

By Kathy Barbeire on Aug 25, 2023 12:33:10 PM

In an era defined by transformative change and unwavering sustainability commitments, the meat industry stands at a crossroads of innovation, responsibility, and progress. CAT Squared proudly announces its sponsorship of the North American Meat Institute's (NAMI) 2023 Protein PACT (People, Animals, Climate of Tomorrow) Summit, a dynamic event that crystallizes the collective determination to shape a responsible and sustainable future for the industry.

Topics: meat industry poultry industry continuous improvement sustainability Protein PACT
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Webinar: Building a Framework for Digital Success

By Kathy Barbeire on Apr 13, 2023 12:39:47 PM

The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) with the support of CAT Squared will present "Building a Framework for Digital Success," a webinar sharing industry best practices for technology adoption for meat and poultry producers.

Topics: meat industry poultry industry continuous improvement multi-site benchmarking
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CAT Squared Supports NAMI Protein PACT with Meaningful KPI Data

By Kathy Barbeire on Apr 10, 2023 6:36:20 PM

"The Meat Institute’s first-ever continuous improvement report is a game changer for transparency in the sector – setting transparent baselines that will allow us to measure progress and verify our sector’s contributions to global goals,” said NAMI President and CEO Julie Anna Potts. Potts was referring to the first of many reports to come from the North American Meat Institute’s (NAMI) Protein PACT (for the People, Animals, and Climate of Tomorrow). 

Topics: meat industry poultry industry continuous improvement multi-site benchmarking
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IPPE TECHTalk Examines a Business’s Readiness for Smart Automation

By Kathy Barbeire on Jan 8, 2023 8:59:10 PM

Join CAT Squared's Jack Teague for his IPPE TECHTalk presentation Assessing a Business's Readiness for Smart Automation and Winning Stakeholder Support. The presentation will feature three main objectives:

Topics: continuous improvement food manufacturing automation food manufacturing AI gaining support for technology projects industrial internet of things digitized plant floor industry 4.0
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User Summit Early-Bird Pricing Ends March 15

By Kathy Barbeire on Mar 14, 2022 11:54:17 AM

Last Chance to save $100 off the Registration Price

The theme of this year's User Summit is Accelerating Continuous Improvement by Applying Industry 4.0 to Protein Production. CAT Squared along with our CTB sister companies are building a fully integrated platform that enables smart-manufacturing concepts such as the application of AI and machine learning to manufacturing processes. Several keynote presentations will demonstrate how these Industry 4.0 principles are being applied to meat and poultry processing.

Topics: News continuous improvement manufacturing software process alignment ctb food supplychain solutions improving manufacturing performance CAT Squared User Summit
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5 Steps for Food Suppliers to Adopt Digital Supply Chain Technology

By Kathy Barbeire on Jan 8, 2021 4:01:46 PM

This last year revealed many vulnerabilities and challenges for food suppliers. The pandemic exposed a vulnerability in manufacturers’ reliance on human labor. Regulatory bodies like the FDAUSDA, and GFFA are compelling supply-chain participants to adopt common standards and digital technologies. Retailers – who are under pressure from consumers demanding more variety, sustainability, transparency, and ethical sourcing – are increasingly willing to go around manufacturers to create the products they need if they can’t get the relationship they want with the manufacturer. These challenges will continue beyond 2021.

Topics: Traceability technology supply chain food traceability continuous improvement key data elements manufacturing automation critical tracking events GS1 Standards
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Using Multi-Site Benchmarking to Improve Performance

By admin on Oct 3, 2019 3:45:37 PM

In the following article, Jesús Membreño (poultry group MES lead at Cargill) shares his knowledge gained during a multi-site implementation of the CAT2 MES (Manufacturing Execution System) for Cargill Central America. The implementation included integration into plant-floor hardware as well as the company’s ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) to maximize data management capabilities by harnessing the power of IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things). By using the multi-plant benchmarking process, Cargill creates meaningful, shareable knowledge from many terabytes of data.

Topics: continuous improvement real-time spc data erp integration production and inventory reports food manufacturing AI continuous improvement software manufacturing operations management software executive dashboards improving manufacturing performance multi-site benchmarking