Pedro Villagran, Partner and VP
Consumer expectations in the food and beverage industry have evolved. Food manufacturers and processors are strengthening their quality and safety strategies to continuously achieve ever-changing customer satisfaction. Today, they are subject to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and environmental, social and governance (ESG) requirements, two challenging obligations for any industry to implement.
Most food and beverage industries rely heavily on manual processes to collect workflow data and store it in various locations including spreadsheets, databases, and paper records. To comb through this information is quite taxing. An effective quality management system should provide the organization with the most relevant and efficient workflows.
BlueKanGo Canada addresses precisely this issue with its cloud-based software, which is designed to help food and beverage companies handle safety, quality, environmental, and risk management tasks in a unified portal. Its digitalized quality management platform facilitates quick and seamless data collection, access, and processing. The platform includes a flowchart workshop, which enables organizations to draw, modify, and link custom workflows using process maps and provide data access to authorized users. It improves decision-making using action plans and indicators that ensure the facility’s workflows adhere to relevant food quality and safety policies.
“We have designed our platform to easily integrate into the specialized processes clients already have in place. Food safety standards and requirements can be easily incorporated and represented, so the insights derived from the data are entirely usable,” states Pedro Villagran, partner and VP of BlueKanGo Canada.
The turnkey cloud-based No-Code software helps food, health, aviation, construction, and many other companies better manage safety, environmental, quality, and risk management operations.
Users can define custom workflows, modify and link them, and provide access to data through the platform’s flowchart workshop.
The platform collects all the data, tasks, documents, and permits in a centralized database. Financial and production information from other systems, like CEMs, are integrated. Mobile devices can also capture critical information at the source and incorporate it into the central database.
All this data is organized into dashboards that help clients understand their company’s quality standards and performance in real-time. These insights can be shared digitally. The software can also automate administrative tasks like providing alerts and notifications, following up on assigned tasks, triggering corrective or preventive action, and generating reports.
This enables clients to devote their time to more valuable endeavors and make informed decisions based on trends and performance with built-in intelligence. Managers can access business intelligence (BI) reports in BlueKanGo to track user activity, active applications, on-site teams, and more. Many third-party applications can also be integrated with the application via APIs for the import and export of data, access management, and single sign-on (SSO).
We have designed our platform to easily integrate into the specialized processes clients already have in place. Food safety norms and requirements can be easily incorporated and represented, so the insights derived from the data are entirely usable
The most significant impact BlueKanGo brings is the integration of various regulations in its quality management platform. Clients can incorporate regulations or standards into their day-to-day practices and be more responsible regarding environmental issues like HACCP, FSSC 22000, and others. This way, organizations can invariably maintain food supply safety and provide products and services that meet statutory and regulatory requirements.
BlueKanGo’s extensive capabilities were highlighted when an agribusiness client approached it to optimize their hazard assessment process. They stored HACCP plans in excel files corresponding to the number of business segments, and product sheets were associated with manufacturing diagrams and CCP/PRPO decision trees. They were also experiencing difficulties with their hazard-analysis document validation process. Collaborating with them, BlueKanGo developed applications dedicated to the hazard analysis process, making it possible to filter data for the agribusiness. The client could access the product sheets, the manufacturing diagram associated with the food industry, the hazard analysis relative to the sector, and the decision tree without hassle.
Enhanced by similar exemplary use cases in various sectors, BlueKanGo’s recognition has surged among its peers. It was inducted into the Top 10 finalist companies celebrated by the Quebec Technology Association (AQT). It also won the Innovative Healthcare Facility Award and the Montreal Heart Institute. Following its success, the digitalization project is in the deployment phase for the Montreal Heart Institute nursing to implement a digital solution for orderlies’ support, who are bidding farewell to their papers and probation books.
Businesses and industries, due to their increasing complexity, must maintain a firm grip on their overall business direction while taking care of regulations and the tasks assigned. BlueKanGo is a valiant partner for these businesses to ensure seamless workflows.