Deal Adds Lab Information Management, Traceability to Dairy.com Solutions
FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Web-based dairy supply chain solutions and market intelligence leader Dairy.com
today announced the acquisition of QA
Studio, a quality assurance and food traceability software provider
to the dairy industry.
Since 1988, QA Studio has helped processing plants manage and monitor
quality throughout the manufacturing process. The addition of Lab
Information Management Systems (LIMS) to its family of software products
greatly enhances the Dairy.com technology footprint.
“We are thrilled to add QA Studio and its team to our company,” said Dairy.com
CEO Scott Sexton. “Today, nearly 50 dairy plants across the industry
use QA Studio from the point of raw milk intake through creation of
finished goods. At these plants, QA Studio gives quality assurance, food
safety, and other industry professionals real-time laboratory and plant
floor information. Adding QA Studio’s capabilities builds on an already
strong set of Dairy.com solutions that improve customer operations,
efficiency and, ultimately, profitability.”
The acquisition reinforces the dairy industry’s focus on gaining greater
insight into food quality and safety. Craig Nelson, a respected
regulatory consultant and contributor to the dairy food industry’s
voluntary traceability guidelines (published by the Innovation Center
for U.S. Dairy), acknowledged QA Studio’s ability to provide alignment
with current food safety initiatives.
“Out of the box, QA Studio handles the traceability best practices
outlined in the ‘Guidance for Dairy Product Enhanced Traceability’
standard,” said Nelson of Food Automation, LLC. “As we’ve seen, plant
shutdowns can cost millions of dollars. The best way for plants to avoid
a shutdown—not to mention a recall—is to have the right technology and
the right processes in place.”
With more than 25 years of industry experience, QA Studio President Paul
Jonson will join the Dairy.com team and continue developing and
supporting the product. Jonson has seen first-hand how technology can
help improve daily plant operations and product quality, as well as
“QA Studio helps plant managers track what’s coming in and follows
products as they move through production to finished goods,” said
Jonson. “Because it equips plant managers with information that’s
immediate and actionable, QA Studio makes it possible to improve
operations, quickly identify quality issues, and be ready to mitigate
risks as they arise.”
For more information on this acquisition or to learn more about QA
Studio’s new spot in the Dairy.com suite of products, visit http://www.dairy.com/technology/qa-studio/.
Dairy.com helps the dairy industry manage, trade, and move bulk dairy
commodities through its Internet-based business solutions and services.
As the industry’s premier Software as a Service (SaaS) provider,
Dairy.com delivers bulk commodity trading, raw milk management, and
transportation solutions for cooperatives, processors, manufacturers and
haulers. The industry also looks to Dairy.com for market intelligence
through publications, consulting, risk management, and more. Dairy.com
has delivered cost-effective supply chain solutions and services to the
dairy industry since 2000, and customers represent a majority of annual
U.S. dairy sales.
Copyright © 2014 Dairy, LLC. All rights reserved. Dairy.com and the
Dairy.com Logo are registered trademarks of Dairy, LLC dba Dairy.com.
Any and all other trademarks used herein are the property of their
respective companies or owners.
Paul Neale, 214-360-0061 ext. 238