Poka-Yoke for Reducing Risk

In previous blog posts this month, I discussed using FMEA (Failure Modes and Effect Analysis) to create awareness of the risks that you may face and how to deal with them. Last week, I began diving into how do you begin addressing a known problem and determining the root cause of the problem. The question […]

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Agricultural Information Management

ApRecs wants to advocate the use of technology and more specifically cloud technology to the Tree Fruit Industry. We believe the evolution of cloud technology may be the most single important factor in whether a grower survives in the next decade. Market Awareness is not an industry fad rather an industry mandate. In the very […]

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Risk Management – Identifying Root Causes

In previous blog posts this month I have been discussing using the FMEA (Failure Modes and Effect Analysis) worksheet to create awareness of the risks that you may face and how to deal with them. When we start addressing the discoveries of the associated risks, one of the first applications we begin is addressing a […]

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The Simplification of Record Keeping

In this ApRecs interview, Nate discusses record keeping from a Field Services Director viewpoint. An excerpt from the interview:: We go back and try to track something for up to seven years on what we placed on fruit. If there was a problem with something we have to go back and literally page by page go through and […]

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Food Safety Auditing with Marchant

Ben Marchant is VP of Marketing with NCSI (now BSI) assisting develop and promote 3rd party standards. 4 years ago, Ben moved to Seattle, WA, to help start the satellite business in the US, with a special focus on food safety. In this time, the market had grown strongly, seeing almost exponential growth as organizations […]

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Food Safety Starts with Risk Management – RPN Numbers

In previous blog posts, Food Safety Starts with Risk Management and Food Safety Starts with Risk Management – FMEA Worksheet, I discussed the use of FMEA to create an awareness of the risks that you may face and how you to choose to deal with them. This particular blog post will discuss how you arrive […]

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How Most Tree Fruit Growers Feel

In this ApRecs interview, Dan expresses what we believe is not that uncommon. A short introduction to the interview: We keep up on giving it all we got. We want the best product out there that can be… put out there. I’m a grower and I just wanna grow that’s all I want to do Thanks Dan […]

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