Applying Intelligent Data Management to Quality Control in Production
Name: Tommy Bøgeskov Gjerding
Title: IT Application Specialist – ERP Solutions
Company: Chr. Hansen, Denmark
Originally trained as a chemical engineer and laboratory technician, Tommy gained a wealth of experience in a variety of labs. His early experience in a contract laboratory provided him with an understanding of multiple analytical techniques, which enabled him to move on to work in food and pharmaceutical labs and focus on the IT requirements of such laboratories. His work involved managing the LIMS and other laboratory software used to streamline workflows and facilitate data processing. Tommy has worked at Chr. Hansen since 2008, and now holds the position of LIMS System Manager and Developer.
In order to maintain a market-leading position, at Chr. Hansen, we are constantly striving to streamline and automate our processes, while also ensuring data integrity.
This presentation outlines the data critical to driving our business and how systems are applied to efficiently and effectively collect, process and share that data.
Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We have been around since 1874 and have more than 3,000 dedicated employees in more than 32 countries. As a company we aim to deliver innovative natural solutions that advance food, health and productivity for the benefit of us all. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements and even animal feed and plant protection.
One of the world’s largest bacteria collections
All solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments and close customer relationships. We are the owner of one of the world’s largest commercial collections of bacteria, numbering almost 30,000 strains. We like to refer to them as ‘good bacteria’. From this collection bacteria are screened, selected and improved to meet specific requirements in food, dietary supplement, animal feed and plant protection.
We do also develop and produce natural colors for the food industry. Our colors originate from natural sources like berries, roots and seeds, and we are global front runners in encapsulation and stabilization techniques.
Millions can’t be wrong
More than 1 billion people around the world consume our natural ingredients every day. There’s a good chance that you had a bite of Chr. Hansen this morning. Perhaps you enjoyed deliciously creamy yogurt, mouth-watering Italian style salami or a cheese with a distinct bite?