“Through InformationLeader we’ve got instant reporting – that means compliance is happy…”
– Stu Brown, Technical Manager, Alliance Meat Processors
What was the situation?
Alliance had been previously utilising a Scottish based QA system with limited user access per site, but it was not equipped to analyse and report on the data contained within the application.
With the demonstration of InformationLeader to the site decision makers the analysis and reporting capability of the application became clear and their ability to enhance the processes at Alliance were obvious.
Why is this a significant change?
“Because the system is now electronically based you have to react to it straight away. Because of the date, time and identity stamp feature of the application along with the real time reporting, if a fault is not dealt with by the assigned person straight away the system will flag it” said Stu.
Another benefit of the application for Alliance was the ability to monitor recurring faults.
“For example the application reports on our fat tests and that gives us a great deal of flexibility to be able to drill down and look at specific areas by writing specific reports into the database. Through InformationLeader we’ve got instant reporting – that means compliance is happy. We are able to provide information quickly and it looks presentable too – even the graphing feature has saved us an enormous amount of time, ” said Stu.
Even more time was saved when InformationLeader gave the lab the ability to send the report directly to the printer housed in the QA office on site.
What does the future now look like?
Looking towards the future Stu can see the benefit in linking the health and safety to the program also and further developing the ability to manage resources through InformationLeader’s reporting mechanisms.
From Stu’s point of view he couldn’t be happier with the improvements the applications has made to both his job role and the benefits it has given the site as a whole.