MILLBURY, Mass., Aug. 25, 2011 - BellHawk Systems announces the availability of a quality assurance (QA) module for its BellHawk® web-mobile materials tracking and traceability software.
BellHawk enables manufacturers, food processors and other industrial organizations to track inventory and work-in-process in real-time without drowning in paperwork. It provides an affordable way of replacing the use of paper forms and manual keyboard data entry with the use of Barcode, RFID, and web-mobile data collection technologies.
BellHawk QA enables these organizations to track the quality control status of their inventory and work-in-process and to prevent the use of defective or contaminated material. BellHawk QA also enables organizations to prove that they complied with their Quality Assurance Plan.
BellHawk builds an electronic materials-traceability database in real-time as materials are tracked from receiving, through production processing, to picking and shipping to customers. BellHawk QA enables the use of this database to track back from finished product lot or container numbers to the source of possible defects or contamination. It also enables users to trace forward to all the finished goods produced using the defective materials, and the customers to which they were shipped.
BellHawk QA enables manufacturers to comply with quality assurance and materials traceability mandates from their customers. This includes compliance with process-based standards, such as ISO 9001.
BellHawk QA enables food processors to comply with the QA and materials tracking traceability requirements of the new Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). It also enables compliance with the QA and traceability requirements of the Safe Quality Foods Institute certification. This SQFI certification is now being required by Wal-Mart and other big-box retailers from its vendors as a way of ensuring their compliance with the FSMA as well as other FDA, USDA and HACCP regulations.
BellHawk QA enables organizations to rapidly respond to defects and contamination and to minimize the cost and scope of the resultant recalls, which have driven a number of established companies into bankruptcy.
BellHawk was developed to be compliant with 21CFR Part 11 and provides an affordable way for smaller Pharmaceutical manufacturers to replace their paper-based records with electronic record keeping.
BellHawk works with a wide range of legacy and cloud-based ERP and accounting systems. It can also collect test and process control data and automatically integrate this into certificates of quality assurance compliance.
For more information, please see http://www.BellHawk.com, or contact Peter Green, President of BellHawk Systems, at [email protected] or call 1-508-865-8070 extension 301.