Unified QMS: Towards Predictive Quality

Leading Food & Beverage companies are modernizing Food Safety & Quality with solutions that allow them to evolve their approach from reactive, to preventative and ultimately a predictive approach. This presentation will review some of the enablers for such a vision. We will address unifying assurance & control to have end-to-end visibility on Quality information. Secondly, we’ll discuss the creation of a single source of truth of master data, such as material specifications, material transactions and suppliers within such a solution. Finally, we’ll illustrate how a roadmap to predictive Quality can be implemented using some examples.

  1. How cloud-based solutions can unify Quality Assurance and Quality Control
  2. How modern QMS can unify data from PLM and ERP systems
  3. How a Unified context for Quality data enables predictive Quality

Geert van Kempen
Head of Food & Beverage Strategy
Veeva Systems

After receiving his PhD in Applied Physics from Delft University of Technology, joined Unilever R&D in 1998. He has 20+ years of experience in Foods, R&D, innovation, Quality and Quality systems. Geert has spent most of his R&D career working for Unilever’s Spreads Division, developing expertise in oils & fats, and product & processing development. As a member of Unilever’s global Quality group, initially responsible for Spreads & Dressings, including the development of several Foods GMPs, and later responsible for Unilever’s supplier & manufacturing Quality systems, and led Unilever’s global digital Quality transformation project.