Technology Showcase

Web-based Enterprise Software

February 9, 2009

Lawson M3 Trace Engine

Talk about a product that’s right on time and right on trend. Enterprise software supplier Lawson Software, Minneapolis, offers the Lawson M3 Trace Engine 3.0, a stand-alone, web-based traceability system to help food and beverage companies better track ingredients and finished products through complex, global supply chains.

“Managing risk in today’s high-stakes food safety environment requires more than just an ability to track and trace ingredients worldwide,” says Vicki Griffith, marketing director, Food & Beverage, Lawson Software. “Our trace solution helps food and beverage companies gain a competitive advantage by delivering greater visibility into business processes so they can resolve quality issues before products reach consumers. Lawson is offering a traceability solution designed to meet the needs of a broad range of food and beverage companies worldwide.”

The Lawson M3 Trace Engine operates with Lawson’s M3 Enterprise Management System as well as many other non-Lawson enterprise resource planning, farming or food lab systems. It helps food and beverage companies manage risks and protect brands by allowing them to share trace data - such as product origin, transport data and other attributes - online with retailers and regulators.

Says Griffith, “This type of information not only helps build stakeholders’ confidence in a brand, but also helps companies validate their corporate social responsibility and sustainability initiatives in areas such as product safety, sustainable development and animal welfare.”

In addition to automating both internal and global track-and-trace processes, the new Lawson Trace Engine helps quality and food safety managers improve business processes. For example, the application enables users to visualize internal processes in real time, identify potential ingredient issues and respond to events or problems before a product leaves the production facility.

Lawson Trace Engine also helps simplify compliance with current U.S. and European Union food safety regulations, while it provides tools to help users adjust to future requirements. For example, the application can reduce the time needed to prepare for regulatory audits by providing tools to help automate product quality and traceability reporting. It also can help companies quickly provide evidence about product trace lines and history in the event of specific food safety events.en

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Refrigerated & Frozen Foods magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

Find out how this global food provider secured a new supply chain global trading platform, opened a new culinary innovation center and continues to keep food safety top of mind.

Read cover story here.
Read plant story here.


What are some challenges your facilities face when it comes to snow, flooding, tornadoes, high winds, fluctuating temperatures and more?
View Results Poll Archive


Refrigerated and Frozen Foods Magazine


2014 March

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods' March 2014 issue features the 17th annual Top 150 Frozen Foods Processors report.

Table Of Contents Subscribe

The Refrigerated and Frozen Food Store

July 2013 Cold Packaging Materials Guide
Cold Packaging Materials Guide

A guide to cold packaging containers and materials.

More Products

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods Delivers

RFF Infographic 133x133Click here to see a snapshot of the many different ways Refrigerated & Frozen Foods delivers business and technology solutions to cold chain professionals.

Buyer's Guide

Visit our Buyer's Guide!

Refrigerated & Frozen Foods offers a Cold Packaging Materials Guide, as well as a Cold Storage Warehouse Guide, the most comprehensive listing of cold storage warehouses.

Visit the Buyer's Guide page today!


facebook_2014 twitter_40px youtube_40pxlinkedin_40px