AGx Conference: Collision of Agriculture and Data

The AGx Conference was a sponsored ApRecs event held in conjunction with the Washington State Horticultural Association Annual Meeting. Below is a transcription of Drew Zabrocki presentation on the impending “data collision” of the consumer and producer and shed light into how the industry must take a leadership role in this inevitable evolution.  Drew Zabrocki […]

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ApRecs Workflow Coming Soon

ApRecs was created as a compliance tool to create food safety records, and that’s how things have developed. Policies were created. Better Way to make Forms. Easy transition of the Forms. Easier transition of the DATA. When we started looking at all this data, we thought it’s really a shame that it’s all been minimized […]

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100 Days to Success using Training Within Industry

During WWII the United States shipped our skilled workforce overseas to fight the war. The government hired industry experts to create a training program (TWI) to support a workforce of “Rosie the Riveters.”  After the war the U.S. occupied Japan introducing TWI which became the became the foundation of the Toyota Production System or Lean […]

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Building Blocks of the Field Data Scorecard

A Field Data Scorecard creates a foundation for building a joint continuous improvement effort. The key to this collaborative effort is the development of standardized processes that get developed and improved. Without standards there can be no improvement. Standards go beyond documented procedures to shared knowledge of the right way to do things. A process can normalize and structure […]

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Field Data Scorecard Training

At last year’s Northwest Food Processors Association Expo (ApRecs is in the Special Interest Pavilion at Booth #107), 72% attendees said food safety was a prime concern. A reason stated was that a single food safety incident can cause damage to your brand and to your bottom line. Do you think attendees would say they are making […]

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