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CAT Squared Joins CTB Family

By Kathy Barbeire on Sep 17, 2018 4:34:41 PM

CAT Squared is excited to announce that we are joining the CTB, Inc. family of brands. CTB is a trusted global designer, manufacturer, and marketer of agricultural systems and solutions. CAT Squared is CTB’s first acquisition of a software provider. This purchase adds value to the CTB family by capitalizing on the synergy between CAT Squared's manufacturing execution software for the food industry and CTB’s hardware and equipment brands such as Cabinplant and Meyn.
Topics: manufacturing technology mom software supply chain software food manufacturing software manufacturing execution system ctb food supplychain solutions
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Cargill Meats Thailand Promotes New Technology Adoption

By Kathy Barbeire on Mar 23, 2018 1:03:19 PM

On March 20, Cargill Thailand hosted CMT / CAT Squared Modernization Day, a technology event promoting to their employees the work Cargill Meats Thailand is doing with CAT Squared and SAP. CAT Squared specializes in developing MES (manufacturing executions systems) that manages a company’s plant floor and interfaces production data into ERP systems like SAP ERP.

Topics: technology adoption food manufacturing software continuous improvement software
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CAT Squared Keeps Mar-Jac Poultry Compliant with State Regulations

By Kathy Barbeire on Dec 19, 2017 2:46:35 PM

For industrial-scale food producers, staying compliant with a patchwork of state, federal, and international regulations is challenging. The State of Alabama requires commercial manufacturing operations like Mar-Jac to maintain National Type Evaluation Program (NTEP) certification on their weighing and measuring instruments. Not only do the scales and other hardware devices themselves need to be certified, but the software reading data from these devices must also conform to the standards of the National Conference on Weights and Measures, ensuring the manufacturer’s data is accurate.

Topics: Labeling manufacturing technology plant-floor software food manufacturing software labeling system regulatory compliance ntep certified system
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Video Explains CAT Squared MES Benefits

By Kathy Barbeire on Dec 15, 2017 10:59:37 AM

 

 

Topics: plant floor optimization erp integration mom software plant-floor software supply chain software manufacturing software food manufacturing software continuous improvement software
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Improving Quality Control with Real-Time SPC

By Kathy Barbeire on Aug 7, 2017 11:26:39 AM

In July, CAT Squared released an update to their SPC software that empowers plant-floor operators with real-time SPC trending data and charts. Production staff can now make adjustments to their plant-floor processes and immediately see how those adjustments impact the quality of the product.

Topics: plant floor optimization continuous improvement statistical process control real-time spc data plant-floor software food manufacturing software executive dashboards
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How Do You Know If You Can Trust Your Data?

By Kathy Barbeire on Jun 22, 2017 1:47:45 PM

There's serious money at stake if weights and measures are off, even by a little. During a previous implementation, we found that one of our customers was averaging four ounces of giveaway per case of product. On one of their top-selling items, they were giving away $2 per box and were producing thousands of overweight cases each day. This discovery was possible through a combination of our FSQM software and properly calibrated weighing systems that run off our scale interface software. But how can you trust that this data is accurate?

Topics: real-time data food manufacturing software manufacturing execution system ntep certified system weigh and label system
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Partnership Delivers Prescriptive Analytics to Food Manufacturers

By Kathy Barbeire on May 18, 2017 12:51:17 PM

CAT Squared is proud to announce a new partnership with  AIMMS, an award-winning vendor of Prescriptive Analytics software, and UniSoma, a leading provider of Advanced Planning solutions. The partnership will enable AIMMS, UniSoma and CAT Squared to provision prescriptive analytics applications for food processing and production companies.

Topics: planning software continuous improvement production planning prescriptive analytics production and inventory reports manufacturing software food manufacturing automation food manufacturing AI production scheduling real-time data food manufacturing software continuous improvement software
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ABC Costing Case Study for Food Manufacturers

By Kathy Barbeire on Apr 6, 2017 3:38:30 PM

To maximize profitability, companies must have a firm grasp of what it costs to manufacture and process each product. This becomes increasingly challenging for large companies with thousands of employees and long supply chains or multiple manufacturing plants. This study demonstrates a return on investment of less than just a few months of full integration of CAT Squared's costing system.

Topics: plant floor optimization food processing continuous improvement manufacturing software process alignment plant-floor software mes software food manufacturing software ABC Costing System Activity-Based Costing Software
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USDA Catfish Regulations: One Year Later

By Kathy Barbeire on Mar 2, 2017 12:55:33 PM

March 2017 marks the one-year anniversary of USDA regulatory oversight of the catfish industry. The industry is one year into an 18-month transition period as FSIS implements their inspection process. There is much speculation as to the future of such regulations under the new administration, but many catfish producers have already invested in the infrastructure necessary for compliance.

Topics: food quality system food quality software food manufacturing software regulatory compliance paperless haccp system usda compliance
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CAT Squared Identified as Unique MES Fit for Food Industry by MESA

By Kathy Barbeire on Oct 20, 2015 11:02:41 AM

In October 2015, Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International released their annual MES Product Survey. This is the 16th year MESA has published this report tracking trends in manufacturing execution systems (MES). This year, the report included feedback from MES suppliers from around the world who submitted data on 71 MES products, their services, technologies, quality, and industry focus. Of the 67 participating vendors, CAT Squared was the only solutions provider whose sole focus was serving the food industry.

Topics: mom software mes software food manufacturing automation food manufacturing software manufacturing execution system manufacturing operations management software