Friday, July 27, 2012

Feed formulation and nutrition facts for animals

The fabrication of animal feeds requires to take into account several criteria:
  • A balanced diet
    • energy is provided by cereals and corn
    • animal and vegetable proteins brought ​​by animal meal, soybean and peanuts
    • minerals
    • vitamins
    • additives (antioxidants, antibiotics, coccidiostats)
  • Requirements and nutrition standards

Depending on the animal and its stage of growth, its needs and its digestion are different, for example:

Newborns easily digest milk (lactose) but are unable to take advantage of other carbohydrates. In calves, growth is slowed if we replace lactose by another source of carbohydrates.

For that, beCPG provides a product repository to manage raw materials, recipes and nutritional profiles.

Creating a recipe is easily performed by adding raw materials and premix:

In one click, the formulator gets the costs and nutritional values of the blend to compare with the nutritional profiles:

- chicken growth period of 1 to 28 days
- chicken finishing period from 29 to slaughter
- hen
- pork maternity
- pig fattening
- etc ...

The impact of raw materials on the cost of the product or on a nutrient can be identified quickly with graphics.

Finally, requirements not complied are displayed to the user.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Top 10 reasons to use beCPG PLM for Google Apps

Working in a CPG or Food company ? Tired of using excel stylesheets?  beCPG is what you are looking for!

beCPG provides a Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution serving the industries of Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) such as Food & Beverage, Cosmetics and Feed. 

10 reasons to adopt it!

1 - Integrated with your google Apps

With this new offer, you can now install and integrate beCPG to your Google Apps domain:

No need to enter your username and password in beCPG, users can directly access your domains in beCPG via their Google account. You also have the option to edit online documents, spreadsheets and presentations directly into Google Drive.

2 - Product management

- centralized product data management
- central source of history
- document management based on Alfresco
- report generator to produce documents such as Product Specification, Factory Specification

3 - Formula and recipe management

Manage your recipes and optimize them:
- recipe costing
- allergen data
- nutrition declaration and nutritive profiles (international databanks such as USDA, CIQUAL)
- labeling of ingredients / INCI / CAS
- constraints and optimization of formulation

4 -  Project management

Several workflows for new product development.

5 - Quality management

- document management
- non-conformities, customer complaints and corrective actions
- quality controls

6 - Rapid benefits

- improve time-to-market
- reduce repetitive tasks
- 1 piece of data, 1 point of entry, 1 source of the ‘truth’
- achieve global regulatory compliance

7 - Modern User Interface

beCPG provide a modern web 2.0 interface with HTML 5 and  Drag&Drops features.

8 - Manage your social publication

beCPG can publish content on best known social media :

  • FlickR
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Youtube
  • Linkedin
  • SlideShare

This probably will seduce your communication and marketing teams ! They can easily communicate on the launch of your new products!

This feature provides a real comfort and a number of advantages:

  • no need to share an account which is a guarantee of safety
  • administration of users and groups allowed to publish on each network
  • ability to publish content such as documents, images, presentations, videos
  • publish on several social networks
  • facility to update content on social networks

9 - No need of infrastructure

beCPG SaaS is an infrastructure available 24H/24H 7J/7 everywhere on the world. You only need to worry about your work!

10 - Free Trial

So what you are waiting for ?

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