Leading in ‘A New Era of Smarter Food Safety’

On October 21, 2019, the FDA held a public meeting with a broad cross-section of industry stakeholders to build a shared vision around A New Era of Smarter Food Safety, a campaign intended to strengthen the agency’s protection of the food supply.   Accelerating change “There will be significant innovation…Read More

CAT Squared first MES provider to become IBM Food Trust(TM) onboarding partner

CAT Squared is the first manufacturing execution system (MES) provider in the food industry to become an onboarding partner for IBM Food TrustTM, a blockchain-enabled global network of food chain participants that securely connects supply chain data across the ecosystem with trust and transparency. “In 2018, Walmart mandated all its…Read More

CAT Squared is #MakingBlockchainEasy for food manufacturers

CAT Squared is excited to kick off our 25th anniversary at the International Production and Processing Expo in Atlanta – January 28-30, 2020. Visit Booth B5311 to see how we’re #MakingBlockchainEasy for food manufacturers.   #MakingBlockchainEasy for Food Manufacturers This year’s booth will include an interactive display where visitors can…Read More

Using Multi-Site Benchmarking to Improve Performance

In the following article, Jesús Membreño (poultry group MES lead at Cargill) shares his knowledge gained during a multi-site implementation of the CAT2 MES (Manufacturing Execution System) for Cargill Central America. The implementation included integration into plant-floor hardware as well as the company’s ERP system (Enterprise Resource Planning) to maximize…Read More

CAT2 Customer Focus

CAT Squared is excited to welcome Sr. Support Manager Joseph Ganann to our team. Over the coming months, our customers will get to know Joseph well during our customer focus calls. Below is a message from Joseph explaining his overall philosophy to customer care: “Customer service should take a human-centric…Read More

CAT2 Team Trained in FSPCA Preventative Controls for Human Food

Recently, three members of the CAT Squared team completed a three-day training in Preventative Controls for Human Food, a course offered by the Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA). The team included Continuous Improvement Specialist Kevin Martin, Implementation Specialist Will (Mingyang) Yu, and Technical Writer Tanner Sullivan. “We believe it’s…Read More

CAT2 Software Suite 2.5 Now Available

CAT2 Software Suite 2.5 is now available to all CAT Squared customers using our .Net applications (Executive Dashboards, DSD, LIMS). The Software Suite aggregates a number of CAT Squared applications into a single multi-function user interface. The application modules that are included in the first release of the Software Suite include…Read More

A Part of Blockchain History

CAT Squared was honored to be a small part of blockchain history as Governor Hutchinson signed Arkansas’ first blockchain legislation embedding in law digital smart contracts. This milestone was a collaborative effort from early supporters of Blockchain for Arkansas, an initiative to coordinate and align safety and distribution efforts among…Read More

Blockchain Conference Yields Example of Benefits beyond Traceability and Freshness

On March 29, members of the CAT Squared team attended the 2019 Blockchain Conference hosted by the Center for Blockchain Excellence at the University of Arkansas Sam M. Walton College of Business. The conference included several keynote speakers including Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and FDA Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy…Read More

CAT Squared to Develop Blockchain App

For nearly 25 years, CAT Squared has developed manufacturing execution systems (MES) to manage plant-floor processes for food processing facilities. CAT Squared’s MES delivers end-to-end traceability from receiving of ingredients and dry goods through shipping of final product. By combining our MES with blockchain and other IIoT technologies, CAT Squared…Read More

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