TEKLYNX CENTRAL Becoming Key Component for Global Food Supply Chain

25 February 2016

TEKLYNX International, the world’s leading barcode and RFID labeling software developer and solutions provider, today announced that TEKLYNX CENTRAL is quickly becoming a critical component of the global food supply chain. TEKLYNX’ browser-based, integrated label software solution, TEKLYNX CENTRAL, integrates with food manufacturers and suppliers to drive improvements in supply chain efficiency, security, product traceability, and compliance with new and pending food safety regulations.

Because most food manufacturers and processors operate multiple facilities, TEKLYNX CENTRAL allows companies to centrally manage hundreds of printers in multiple facilities from a browser-based interface to increase traceability critical to recall regulations required by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Such time and cost saving considerations led to Tyson Fresh Meat’s implementation of TEKLYNX CENTRAL to support the labeling of its premium beef and pork products. A TEKLYNX case study outlines the success Tyson Fresh Meats has experienced including increased traceability and speed-to-market, a substantial reduction in manual labeling errors, and reduced shipping costs.

While food manufacturers and suppliers drive towards supply chain efficiency, security-related label concerns top their list because these issues can result in costly production downtime, shipping delays and revenue loss. Such concerns led Canada-based Oakrun Farm Bakery, a subsidiary of international specialty food business ARYZTA AG, to implement enterprise-level TEKLYNX CENTRAL for its labeling operations. The bakery needed a new labeling solution that could support a growing number of users, increase label security and the efficiency of its label printing process, while ensuring continued compliance with new and emerging international food labeling regulations. A TEKLYNX case study outlines Oakrun Farm Bakery’s success with TEKLYNX CENTRAL including the elimination of the company’s leading cause of downtime, labeling errors.  

Facing a growing number of industry regulations including the August 2016 enactment of the FSMA Preventive Controls for Human Food rule, food manufacturers often require a barcode labeling solution that seamlessly integrates with their existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, particularly when it comes to addressing food safety measures such as properly listing allergens and, when needed, executing a seamless food recall plan. Sartori Company, a world renowned, award-winning cheese manufacturer struggled to generate labels with a single solution that would seamlessly integrate with its JD Edwards ERP system. TEKLYNX CENTRAL was able to fully integrate with Sartori’s ERP system, significantly reducing errors and ensuring absolute label accuracy. A TEKLYNX case study outlines Sartori’s success including how full integration has also increased manufacturing productivity while significantly improving communication between quality control and warehousing teams who now share information through the system effectively.

For decades, TEKLYNX has helped food and beverage companies streamline labeling operations while staying ahead of current industry specific regulations such as the FSMA, the Produce Traceability Initiative (PTI), Food Information for Consumers (FIC), and emphasizing nutrition facts with TEKLYNX’ WYSIWYG (“what you see is what you get”) dynamic styling feature. Today, TEKLYNX is the only barcode labeling solution provider to offer subscription licensing – allowing food and beverage companies to start using TEKLYNX for a low cost of entry – while offering a portfolio of tiered solutions that meet the labeling needs of food and beverage companies of all sizes and is designed to grow with them over time.

To learn more about TEKLYNX CENTRAL and other TEKLYNX barcode labeling solutions, visit teklynx.com.

About TEKLYNX International

TEKLYNX International is the world’s leading barcode and RFID labeling software developer and solutions provider. An industry innovator for over 30 years, TEKLYNX helps companies operate smoothly and efficiently by implementing labeling solutions that streamline operations while staying ahead of industry-specific compliance and emerging regulations. TEKLYNX is world-renowned for its customer service; offering flexible purchase options, unparalleled service and support, and a comprehensive product offering that grows with companies over time. With operations in the United States, Europe, Japan, Latin America, China and Singapore, more than 630,000 companies in over 120 countries look to TEKLYNX integrated software solutions for their standard of success.

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