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Why Food Traceability Matters in Marketing: PART 1

There is a growing movement of consumers demanding information on how their food is produced, including affluent American consumers, millennials, and the European market. I recently returned from a trip to Austria where traceability was a hot topic because locals wanted to support local farmers and wanted labeling identifying which region…Read More

ABC Costing Case Study

To maximize profitability, companies must have a firm grasp of what it costs to manufacture and process each product. This becomes increasingly challenging for large companies with thousands of employees and long supply chains or multiple manufacturing plants. This study demonstrates a return on investment of less than just a…Read More

10 Most Common Labeling Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

Industrial-scale food producers manage potentially hundreds of individual labels per each product code, item code, SKU, or material items, which creates a headache for version control and maintenance. The complexity of managing so many labels leads to data errors and human errors. According to the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection…Read More

CAT Squared Under Construction

As many of our customers know, CAT Squared is undergoing a period of tremendous growth, and we want to tell you how we are putting our customers first. Over the coming months, we will tell you about our expansion, new processes, and how we are improving our services to you….Read More

5 Benefits of Installing Executive Dashboards

What is an Executive Dashboard? An Executive Dashboard is a visual representation of a company’s key performance indicators, giving executives a quick overview of their company’s performance in real time. How do Executive Dashboards Work? Executive Dashboards connect with ERPs, CRMs, and other notification systems pulling all of a company’s…Read More

Turkey Demand Project to Boost Consumption

One of the hot topics at February’s annual meeting of the National Turkey Federation (NTF) was the Turkey Demand Project. In 2015, U.S. consumption of turkey was 16.0 pounds per person. NTF’s goal is to increase per-person turkey consumption to 20 pounds by 2020. “We bring turkey top of mind…Read More

MES Product Survey Discusses Importance of Industry Fit When Selecting Technology Solution

CGI has released their annual MES Product Survey. This is the 17th year the organization has published this report tracking trends in manufacturing execution systems (MES). This year, the report included feedback from MES suppliers from around the world who submitted data on 74 MES products, their services, technologies, quality,…Read More

CAT Squared recognized for excellence in global trade

On Tuesday, May 24, CAT Squared was recognized with the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas District Export Council (ArDEC). The 7th annual awards luncheon recognized exporting excellence among Arkansas’s manufacturers and service providers. CAT Squared develops manufacturing software for the…Read More

CAT Squared Making LIMS Relevant to Food Processing Today

(Reprinted with permission from Food Engineering Magazine)   LIMS (laboratory information management systems) software is often a generalized, “one-size-fits-all” approach, not fine-tuned for the food and beverage industry. Your company makes food products. So, why would you use information systems designed for metals, plastics or chemical products? They were developed…Read More

CAT Squared Identified as Unique MES Fit for Food Industry by MESA

In October 2015, Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) International released their annual MES Product Survey. This is the 16th year MESA has published this report tracking trends in manufacturing execution systems (MES). This year, the report included feedback from MES suppliers from around the world who submitted data on 71 MES…Read More

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