Aldata’s focus on traceability

Aldata, has developed a multi-modal voice recognition and bar code scanning solution “to cover the mandates.”

By ·

The food safety act signed into law earlier this year puts new compliance regulations onto food and beverage manufacturers.

“Today, an inspector can come into your facility with little warning and in 24 hours, you have to be able to produce the data about your products that they are looking for,” said Mark Engemann, national accounts manager, North America, for Aldata Solution (Booth 3081) at a booth visit Wednesday. “In order to do that, you need to be able to capture every touch in a facility along with the lot, batch and weight information needed for full product traceability.”

Aldata, has developed a multi-modal voice recognition and bar code scanning solution “to cover the mandates,” says Engemann. The solution allows a warehouse worker to seamlessly choose between bar code scanning to capture lot or catch weight information and a voice mode to confirm pick locations, items and quantities picked, all without toggling between applications. “Every time you touch a product, we’re not only going to capture that information, we’ll time and date stamp the event from the time product hits the DC door until it leaves,” he told Modern.

In addition to multi-modal data capture solutions, Aldata has a full suite of supply chain execution, planning and retail point-of-sale solutions for grocery and retail businesses. The company’s vision is to integrate those systems with the multi-modal data capture solution to provide real-time traceability from the DC to the store shelf to the check out counter. “We are not there yet, but that is the solution we are developing,” Engemann says.

ProMat 2011 will be held March 21 - 24, 2011 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. The tradeshow will showcase the latest manufacturing, distribution and supply chain solutions in the material handling and logistics industry.

Read all of Modern’s ProMat 2011 coverage

 


Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling Magazine!

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Latest Whitepaper
B2B Sellers Prefer a Unified Approach for Ecommerce
A new study from Forrester Consulting, commissioned by NetSuite, found that many midmarket, B2B sellers say their ecommerce solutions have contributed to their growth in sales, new customer acquisitions and improved customer relationships.
Download Today!
From the August 2016 Issue
Subscribe to Our Email Newsletter
Sign up today to receive our FREE, weekly email newsletter!
Latest Webcast
5 Emerging Technologies Enabling Competitive Advantage for Distribution
Come hear about the latest in each-picking robotics, co-bots, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, sensors, drones and droids that are enabling competitive advantage for distribution.
Register Today!
EDITORS' PICKS
The data-driven lift truck
Now that manufacturers and distributors are using the data from their automated systems to drive...
Destination Maternity: Destination Automation
Running short of space in its old facility, Destination Maternity Corp. built a new, highly...

Hibbett Sports: Faster, Flexible and Efficient
A high-speed conveyor and sortation system at Hibbett Sports’ Alabama distribution center speeds...
Necessity is the mother of invention at Quiet Logistics
Faced with the loss of a robotic pick solution, Quiet Logistics invented its own robots. Are they...