Toledo, OH -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/30/2006 -- According to Rebecca Gill, vice-president of Technology Group International (TGI Ltd. www.tgiltd.com) makers of Enterprise 21 ERP (enterprise resource planning) software, "There are key lot traceability functions that are essential to comply with the Bioterrorism Act and plenty of ERP vendors claiming market segmentation competency that cannot meet these requirements."
Manufacturing journalist Thomas R. Cutler profiled the significant ERP marketing opportunities due to government regulations and customer compliance issues at IndustrialLeaders.com. The feature article appears in the current issues and can be read in its entirety at http://www.industrialleaders.com/articles06/03news07.html.
According to Cutler’s article, the Public Health Security and Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Act of 2002 (the Bioterrorism Act) directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue final regulations that establish requirements regarding the establishment and maintenance, for not longer than two years, of records by persons (excluding farms, restaurants and certain others) who manufacture, process, pack, transport, distribute, receive, hold, or import food. The records that must be kept by these regulations are those that are needed by the Secretary for inspection to allow the Secretary to identify the immediate previous sources and immediate subsequent recipients of food, including its packaging, in order to address credible threats of serious adverse health consequences or death to humans or animals. This regulation implements the recordkeeping authority in the Bioterrorism Act.
About Technology Group International, Ltd.
Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Toledo, Ohio, Technology Group International is a proven technology leader delivering Tier 1 application software functionality at a price performance level that can be readily accepted by organizations of all sizes. Specializing in software solutions for small and mid-market manufacturing and distribution companies, TGI’s integrated Enterprise Series software suite is a complete business process management solution. The product offering includes Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP), Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP), Supply Chain Management (SCM), Warehouse Management System (WMS), Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS), Decision Support System (DSS), Business Intelligence (BI), Manufacturing Execution System (MES), and eCommerce. TGI implements, maintains, enhances, and supports its packaged distribution and manufacturing software solutions directly and via its channel partners.
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