Technical solutions in pan coating – the approach

Our approach

to solve your chocolate or sugar dragées production problems

Frédéric Menguy has acquired a large experience in dragées manufacturing but this experience is not always enough to find the cause of the problem immediately. To guarantee the result, he will use the following 4-phase approach :

  • 01 diagnosis

    Establish the diagnosis based on the 5 principles of Ishikawa. This method of analysis classifies the cause of the problems into 5 large categories: Equipment, Raw material, Method, environment and People. Whatever the cause it can be classified into one of the five categories.

  • 02 CAUSES

    Prioritize the causes according to their potential importance.

  • 03 recommendations

    Using experience, find recommendations linked to concerned parameters.

  • 04 action plan

    Elaborate an action plan. This action plan will be carried out by the company if possible or we can manage it for you.

Our solutions

Attached to management principles by quality, Frédéric Menguy offers solutions which respect your quality approach. To make sure that solutions proposed to solve your manufacturing problems last in time, he uses the following :

  • on continuing improvement approach
  • on active staff participation
  • on food safety and hygiene legislation

The means

Factory visit

Frédéric Menguy visit your factory.

physico-chemical measures

Realization of physico-chemical measures either, on site or in one of our partner laboratories :

  • Products : humidity level, water activity aw, texture, composition
  • Process : pans, air process (temperature, relative humidity, air flow)
  • Maturing phases : ageing phase (temp, Hr%, air flow), storage phase
ingredient and equipment supply

If necessary, use the ingredient and equipment supply network of FMDE, the company of Frédéric Menguy.

network of independent consultants

If the complexity of the problem requires it, he will use his network of independent consultants (see partner networks). In this case he will make sure to respect the confidentiality of your production.

pan coating advice

Receive pan coating advice which is in line with the quality approach of your company

Attached to management principles by quality, Frédéric Menguy offers solutions which respect your quality approach. To make sure that solutions proposed to solve your manufacturing problems last in time, he uses the following :

  • on continuing improvement approach
  • on active staff participation
  • on food safety and hygiene legislation

If the company has already obtained an ISO certification (especially ISO 22000), IFS or BRC certification, Frédéric Menguy will make sure that his advice complies with the demands of the quality standards.
If the company is not certified, he will follow the principles of HACCP method to elaborate an action plan to solve problems on the long term.

Do you have a production problem ?

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Today recognized as one of the best experts in pan coating, he guides industrial confectioners and artisan chocolatiers in their development in France as well as internationally.