17 October 2013 | News | By Bureau Report
QAD Inc, a global provider of enterprise software and services for global manufacturers, announced that Vitatech Nutritional Sciences Inc. has implemented the new quality capabilities within QAD Enterprise Applications. The enhanced QAD quality control framework allows Vitatech to track and report on ingredients used in different lots, batches and stages of their manufacturing processes.
The company’s release noted that using the enhanced capabilities of the QAD quality control framework, Vitatech can achieve its goals for continual process improvement to achieve the following: Simplify analytical test reporting, and ensure accuracy leveraging predefined parameter capabilities on a “field by field” basis for the testing of material attributes; Easily develop customized reports that match Vitatech’s requirements ; Accelerate inspection and shipment evaluation ; Automate in-bound material inspection ; Reduce paperwork and set the stage for a migration to a paperless process ; Easily retrieve information for analysis and Access detailed audit trails reporting for recording test results.
As part of its recent upgrade to QAD Enterprise Applications, Vitatech deployed the latest capabilities in QAD’s quality control framework to support quality control throughout its manufacturing processes. “The advancements in QAD’s quality framework support Vitatech’s strategy for delivering the highest quality products with cost-effective, continually enhanced process efficiency,” said Thomas T. Tierney, CEO of Vitatech. “Upgrading our QAD ERP system provides us with a robust foundation for meeting the evolving Life Science requirements for traceability, analytical reporting and regulations for international commerce.”
“From the start, the QAD team has worked closely with us to extract greater value from our ERP-- to match demand and supply while optimizing critical resources as we expand our global business,” said Toni Clubb, chief financial officer at Vitatech. “The latest evolution of QAD Enterprise Applications, shaped specifically for Life Sciences, allows us to put quality at the core of every business process, facilitate business with our partners and makes it easier for us to maintain global regulatory compliance.”
As Vitatech continues to expand its operations to support its growing global customer base, the company must also meet increasing regulatory requirements for controls and reporting. In recent years, Vitatech has made significant investments in enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions to help meet the unique requirements of their customers while delivering a competitive advantage.
Vitatech is a key global player in the nutritional supplement, formulation and manufacturing industry. Known by its global customers for its dedication to quality, Vitatech manufactures nutritional solutions in tablet, two-piece capsule and powder form in accordance with the United States Federal Drug Administration’s (FDA), current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs) for Dietary Supplements. The company’s international and domestic business is based on customers that demand unique combinations of products and services. The trusted manufacturer provides its products and formulas to private-label clients, including big-box retail franchises around the world. The well-known formulas from CinSulin and Mamalicious are among the leading brands from multi-national companies that make Vitatech their private label nutraceutical partner of choice.
Additionally as part of the upgrade, Vitatech has implemented QAD’s managed electronic data interchange (EDI) solution. QAD managed EDI simplifies collaboration and helps reduce costs with advanced capabilities that facilitate business with Vitatech’s global retail