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STARLIMS Solution Helps Cott Beverages to Improve Product Quality

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October 28, 2011

Abbott Informatics STARLIMS Solution Helps Cott Beverages to Improve Product Quality

Cott's Challenges STARLIMS Impact Cott's Result
Software running at full capacity and unsupported Web-based solution based on .NET and fully supported

Scalable platform

Reliable infrastructure

Standard Microsoft technologies

Manual processes for logging samples, managing data, and generating reports

Remote login

Automate data entry via instrument interfacing

Fewer input errors

Increase in productivity

Email communication for product quality issues Real time access to data and notification configurations More effective and timely communication
Report generation and trending analysis - resource intensive and cumbersome

Multiple query and reporting tools utilizing wizards

Management dashboards

Better management decision making
Audit trails difficult to maintain Digital record to changes made, date, time, reviewer

Enhanced audit compliance

Streamlined and Optimized Processes
  • Eliminated 5 steps of multiple entries and checking of data.
  • Reduced sample life cycle process time by over 50 percent.
  • Increased productivity and reporting by 10-15% requiring no additional headcount.
  • Decreased work and waiting times by days by providing worldwide production facilities web access to remotely login samples, print labels, and track the progress of the samples and testing at the Corporate labs.


Better Communication and Decision Making
  • Generated and communicated important results in 1 to 2 days instead of three to four weeks. Results were actionable. 
  • Dashboards displayed key performance metrics for quick decision making and issue identification.


Safeguarding Safety
  • Avoided missed quality checks which can result in a 10-fold increase in cost. Ensured costly production lot mistakes are avoided.

Abbott Informatics STARLIMS Solution Helps Cott Beverages to Improve Product Quality

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What Customers Say

"A mistake in a production lot can result in the loss of millions of dollars. With STARLIMS, there are checks and balances that help safeguard against mistakes—assuring safety and product quality."

Sam Khoury
Director, Corporate Quality

"The data collection and reporting efficiencies of STARLIMS help us meet our customer needs. From the customer perspective the STARLIMS system adds a level of professionalism to the lab. STARLIMS helps us deal with the pace of our business and allows us to be efficient."

Toby Polhamus
Senior Director, Manufacturing

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