Solution Ensures Complete Traceability for Food Manufacturer Meeting FDA Regulations
HOLTSVILLE, N.Y., March 6 // -- Motorola, Inc.
(NYSE: MOT) and PartnerSelect Solution Provider Portable Technology Solutions
(PTS) today announced that Ce De Candy Inc., manufacturer and distributor of
SMARTIES(R), the classic sugar candy line, has implemented an enterprise
mobility solution to meet the FDA's new Food Bioterrorism regulation while
also increasing the efficiency and accuracy of manufacturing processes
throughout its supply chain and warehouse.
The FDA regulation required that food manufacturers maintain records that
allow complete traceability for all raw goods and manufactured products by
June 2006. To meet the critical mandate, Ce De implemented a mobility
solution consisting of the Motorola MC9000 rugged mobile computer running
PTS's TracerPlus software, as well as the Motorola WS5100 Wireless Switch,
AP300 Access Ports and the ES3000 with Power over Ethernet (PoE) Switch. The
solution was configured to existing processes at Ce De Candy within one week,
with full deployment being finalized within the following four weeks.
"We needed a solution that would allow us to comply with the FDA mandate,
but at the same time, not disrupt the manufacturing processes we already had
in place," said Rick DePinto, IT manager for Ce De Candy. "The Motorola/PTS
enterprise mobility solution met our firm timing and budget requirements,
increased our productivity, and improved data quality and process
efficiencies, while providing the superior ruggedness that is essential in our
The Motorola MC9000 is used to scan raw materials received from vendors
and placed into inventory in the Ce De warehouse -- each material is
immediately assigned a raw material lot number which will eventually be
connected to a finished good and its finished goods lot number, as per the
Food Bioterrorism regulation. The finished goods lot number will be used for
tracking through the pick and pack process and until finished goods are
shipped out against a customer order.
"Motorola's manufacturing solutions play a vital role in improving the
operations of organizations," said Kevin Prouty, senior director of
manufacturing solutions, Motorola Networks & Enterprise. "Enterprise mobility
enables organizations like Ce De Candy to transform and streamline current
practices, allowing for quicker velocity of products through the warehouse,
essentially optimizing all warehouse operations."
Ce De Candy also selected Motorola's multi-year Service from the Start
service plan. Service from the Start provides enhanced support beyond the
standard product warranty -- including priority response and call escalation,
and comprehensive device coverage including cosmetic repair.
"Ce De Candy implemented this enterprise mobility solution from Motorola
and PTS because of the continuous customer service and support we received --
from purchase decision through deployment," added DePinto. "And with the
multi-year Service from the Start service plan, we are guaranteed top services
and support for our investment."
Motorola is known around the world for innovation and leadership in
wireless and broadband communications. Inspired by our vision of seamless
mobility, the people of Motorola are committed to helping you connect simply
and seamlessly to the people, information, and entertainment that you want and
need. We do this by designing and delivering "must have" products, "must do"
experiences and powerful networks -- along with a full complement of support
services. A Fortune 100 company with global presence and impact, Motorola had
sales of US $42.9 billion in 2006. For more information about our company, our
people and our innovations, please visit www.motorola.com.
About Portable Technology Solutions
Portable Technology Solutions, LLC (PTS) is a leading provider of user
configurable, mobile data collection software and systems. Through its market
leading applications, PTS provides mobile solutions for any kind of
organization, any type of system and any budget. For more information about
PTS, visit www.ptshome.com.
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