“I would recommend this without hesitation to anyone wanting to move their company into the 21st century…”
– Alistair Baker, QA Manager, WAMMCO International
What was the situation?
The Australian red meat industry is one of the most highly regulated in the country, requiring a large amount of paperwork in order to comply with numerous audits carried out by the regulatory authorities.
InformationLeader was introduced at WAMMCO to provide an electronic system to manage the Quality Assurance process of the site. Information recorded at the processing line would now be electronically recorded, sent to the QA office, and information there provides an instantaneous snap shot of any issues that were being encountered and also provides management with an accurate reporting tool.
Why is this a significant change?
“InformationLeader has cut down our paperwork by 75%. Instead of taking a full day to go through the day’s checks we are now only taking half an hour”, Alistair Baker said.
The application has also provided the site with an immediate benefit in auditing processes.
“All information entered into the QA system is done in real time and date stamped. It is also available at the touch of a fingertip – no more scrabbling through filing cabinets” Mr Baker said.
WAMMCO has also looked to InformationLeader as providing a central repository for information linked to on-site training. The forms within the program can be linked to work instructions and standard operating instructions with video and pictures.
“Our most non computer literate person on site has become the best person in terms of operating the application” said Alistair Baker.
What does the future now look like?
WAMMCO have seen the capability of the InformationLeader and are now developing 21st century options for the training and development of operational staff, environmental monitoring, and the maintenance of their HACCP program.