Following a successful career in retail management, Alan has spent more than 25 years introducing IT solutions to the food manufacturing and retail supply chain sectors.
With a goal for Vision For Food to be adopted as the industry standard for paperless control of the food factory (production & material yield, traceability, QC, compliance etc) as well as the office (alerts, reports, analysis, NPD and specification management), Alan's priority is to ensure that all solutions and services add value and maintain the highest possible standards.
Alan says: "last year has been a very significant year for us in terms of product development. In partnership with 2 major customers Vision For Food has really come of age. The benefits are so clear cut and once you view the system in action it is difficult to see why anyone wouldn't want to put it in"
Alan has worked within Information Technology for almost 40 years, 20 of those at senior levels in Manufacturing and Food Retail and more latterly 10 years as Group I.T. Director of two major multi-site UK food manufacturers.
During his career in the IT industry Alan has gained a thorough knowledge of all aspects including both hands on and management of Software Development, Technical Support and Infrastructure Management, and how they all can be utilised to provide a real service to the business.
For a significant period he was chair or vice-chair of a major ERP provider’s Food Special Interest Group and he remains very customer service focussed & sees the delivery of such as the key to the success of any venture.
The management team would like to acknowledge the important contribution made by Ed (sadly now deceased) throughout the development of the Vision For Food system.
As a former Production Director and Technical Director at various major food production businesses Ed's knowledge and experience was invaluable in ensuring that our software development always considers how the intended operators are to use the applications and reflect the operational environment where they are to be deployed.