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INNOVA QC: Paperless quality control in real time
22 Apr 2015
Innova Quality Control enables paperless control and automation of the quality control process throughout the whole value chain. Quality control managers can collect important, valuable information for custom-made reports and trend analysis.
Over 1,000 Innova Software Solutions systems have been sold. Innova Quality Control is a mature system that has been developed in cooperation with some of the world’s major food production companies.
“Efficiency levels can be raised by using dashboards to monitor performance and respond in real time,” explains Gústaf Helgi Hjálmarsson, Innova QC Sales Consultant. “This enables processors to benchmark suppliers, and helps avoid potential problems by building on past trends.”
Innova QC allows for flexible registration, reliable data collection and full traceability. All inspections are directly linked to production, from live bird handling up to the final products. Full traceability is essential for satisfying regulatory obligations and consumer confidence. With Innova, traceability is an integrated part of your systems.
Real time control enables immediate action
Keeping processing times to a minimum is crucial. If there is a quality deviation, you must know in real time what happens. This enables you to respond quickly, prevent possible risk and minimize costly disruptions.
Moving from paper to paperless quality control, using Innova QC, is a perfect way of doing this.
Online and Offline Quality Control
Many plants can’t rely on stable internet connections, so Innova Quality Control has built-in offline features to enable control regardless of Wi-Fi signal. This is a valuable feature when it comes to environmental control, hygienic control and supplier audits, to name but a few.
Innova QC supports international food safety standards and all types of quality management systems, big and small.
The system’s ability to work off-line is especially useful for the poultry industry when it comes to the collection of live broilers, where quality control can start at the farm.
Innova QC supports the use of cameras, enabling inspections to take place using a tablet with built-in camera and supported by an inspection list with pictures.
Over 1,000 Innova Software Solutions systems have been sold, including about 150 Innova QC systems, with nearly 500 QC stations. Innova Quality Control is a mature system that has been developed in cooperation with some of the world’s major food production companies.