The Five Ts of the Global Food Supply Chain

The Network Effect

by Sean Crossey The global food supply chain brings us exotic fresh foods from around the world. The post The Five Ts of the Global Food Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Foodservice The Network Effect food restaurant supply chainBut the challenges.

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The Mind-Boggling Complexities of Food Distribution (Why Optimization is Critical)

Talking Logistics

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz and discussion about Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, everything from the impact to competing grocery retailers and prices to the accelerated evolution of omni-channel distribution.

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Special Report: Food Safety and the Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

If the new Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) can be summarized in a single phrase, it will transform the food supply chain from reactive to proactive – preventing food safety problems rather than reacting to them after they occur.

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The Changing Food Landscape

Enterra Insights

“We are obsessed with food,” states a report from Acosta. The post The Changing Food Landscape appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Agriculture Food and Drink Supply Chain“We research how ingredients are grown; we share photos of … Continued.

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The Next Time You Order a Fruit Cup (The Complexities of the Fresh Food Supply Chain)

Talking Logistics

Not all supply chains are created equal and that’s certainly true when it comes to the fresh food supply chain. There are a lot of unique considerations in the overall procurement-to-delivery process, everything from temperature control to ensuring food safety. So, what does it take to improve operational effectiveness and reduce total landed costs in the fresh food supply chain? Robinson fresh food supply chain Robinson Fresh

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Food Security and Science

Enterra Insights

The post Food Security and Science appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Agriculture Food and Drink Globalization Risk Management Supply Chain Technology

Keys to a Successful Food and Beverage Supply Chain

Ryder Exchange

If you’re a logistics professional managing a food and beverage supply chain, you have a lot on your plate. Given all the complex food safety challenges facing the industry, the safety component of this equation may be the toughest to manage.

Food Giant Tells Its Supply Chain To Reduce GHG

Ryder Exchange

General Mills is one of the world’s leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. As consumers, we can make a difference by reducing food waste, recycling packaging, using less water and energy and by choosing more energy efficient appliances.

Crossroads 2016: New Ideas on Securing Food Supply Chains

Supply Chain @ MIT

The global food industry is caught in a dilemma that many supply chain practitioners can relate to: how to improve the transparency of their supply chains at a time when risk mitigation resources are often inadequate.

2015 Predictions: Food and Flavors

Enterra Insights

Although the end-of-the-year prediction season generally involves prognostications about things like emerging technologies, the economy, political events, and the like, … Continued The post 2015 Predictions: Food and Flavors appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

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Natural Gas Innovation: One Food and Beverage Truck, And Now, One Alternative Fuel

Ryder Exchange

Where most food and beverage natural gas reefer trucks need a separate CNG tank for the engine and diesel tank for the reefer unit, a new vehicle on the market uses only CNG. A: Calling most food and beverage delivery trucks CNG vehicles can be an oxymoron.

Amazon Acquiring Whole Foods: A Wakeup Call for the Grocery Industry?

Talking Logistics

There’s certainly been a lot of buzz and discussions since Amazon announced its planed acquisition of Whole Foods. Will the Amazon-Whole Foods deal change the way we shop for groceries and have it delivered?

Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation

Talking Logistics

and Pamela Johnston , vice president, legal and risk at Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor), on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and its impact on the supply chain. A 3PL or warehouseman may be considered a shipper, which is defined as “a person who initiates a shipment of food by motor vehicle or rail vehicle.” The post Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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2017 Industry Specific Prediction- Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In our recently unveiled 2017 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center), we elected to include Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) and Beverage supply chains in our industry-specific predictions.

Ugliness of Big Food and CPG Industry Supply Chains Far More Visible and Apparent

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Product Lifecycle Management Supply Chain Strategy Supply Chain Talent Management Heinz Kraft merger impacts for supply chain management Heinz supply chain HJ Heinz supply chain Kraft Foods supply chain supply chain management challenges in consumer product goods Supply chain Matters blog

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Using Logistics to Cut Food Waste in Colombia

Supply Chain @ MIT

There is widespread poverty in Colombia yet the country discards 10 million tons of food a year according to estimates released by the government this March.

Whole Foods is Cutting Prices — And it’s Hitting Trader Joe’s Hard

Supply Chain Nation

This week: Whole Foods is cutting prices and it’s hitting Trader Joe’s hard, Whole Foods has already sold approximately $1.6 Whole Foods is Cutting Prices — And it’s Hitting Trader Joe’s Hard. Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods is rocking the grocery industry. billion acquisition of Whole Foods formally went through in August, the changes began, from cutting costs to internal restructuring. Whole Foods’ Sales Soar on Amazon.

Food Security: A Growing Global Concern

Enterra Insights

Those of us residing in the United States consider ourselves blessed to be living in a land of plenty — … Continued The post Food Security: A Growing Global Concern appeared first on Enterra Solutions.

Five Food Packaging Mistakes to Avoid

Ryder Exchange

Improve efficiency by considering the top five food packaging mistakes that food and beverage manufacturers make and learn how to avoid them: Mistake #1: You did not line up enough capacity. Mistake #3: You’re not safeguarding food safety and quality.

Four Ways Amazon’s Changes to Whole Foods will Impact Retailers

Supply Chain Nation

Amazon has released some of the details on changes to Whole Foods and how they’re going to integrate their e-commerce business with this new physical asset. And if retailers were disturbed by the initial news of Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, they should be in scramble mode now, with the details that are coming out and the possibility of more. Changes to Expect at Whole Foods. Retail Supply Chain Amazon grocery retail Whole Foods

Crossroads 2016: The Food Industry’s Visibility Challenge

Supply Chain @ MIT

How does a leading food company such as General Mills improve the visibility of its supply chain? Featured Resilience Security Transportation Crossroads 2016 conference food poisoning solutions food supply chains General Mills GMO MIT CTL risk mitigationJoel LaFrance, Supply Chain Visibility Lead, General Mills, will explain at the Crossroads 2016 conference, March 23, 2016, at the MIT campus, Cambridge, MA.

Wal-Mart Tackles Food Safety with Trial of Blockchain

Material Handling & Logistics

With the blockchain, Wal-Mart will be able to obtain crucial data from a single receipt, including suppliers, details on how and where food was grown and who inspected it. Bloomberg.

Packaging Changes Can Improve Food Assistance Delivery, Study Finds

Supply Chain @ MIT

A study carried out by a team from the Comprehensive Initiative on Technology Evaluation (CITE) program, found that changing the type of packaging used in food assistance programs can reduce spoilage, cut costs, and improve the delivery of life-saving shipments.

Report highlights looming urban food logistics crisis

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

A major new study offers valuable insights into the current issues and potential strategic solutions to the current and future challenges facing food and drink supply chains in London and other major population centres across the UK

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Investing in More Organic, Sustainable and Ethical Food Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Controlling Supply Chain Costs Food and Beverage supply chain Green Supply Chain Procurement and Sourcing Sustainability in Supply Chain Chipotle Mexican Foods supply chain consumer products goods industry supply chain management challenges independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Pacific Foods supply chain Supply chain Matters blog supply chain segmentation strategy transparent food supply chain

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UltraShipTMS Makes 2016 Food Logistics’ FL100

Supply Chain Collaborator

December 15, 2016 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Extending the series of wins in 2016 both in terms of new business and industry recognition, UltraShipTMS is once again to be included in Food Logistics magazine’s list of top software and technology companies.

New and More Controversial Food Labeling Requirements About to Go Into Effect in the United States

Supply Chain Matters

Last week, the United States Congress passed new federal legislation related to the labeling of food ingredients, specifically food products made from genetically modified organisms (GMO’s). Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing Sustainability in Supply Chain challenges surrounding food and grocery industry supply chains changing food labeling requirements Supply chain Matters blog

GS1 Registry: Achieving Food Security with Sustainable Farming Standards

Appterra

The leading global organization that develops and maintains the most widely-used standards system in the world helps address the issues concerning food security by sharing its own standards. The summit focuses on food security and sustainable agriculture to empower farmers.

Chipotle Feels the Financial Impact of its Ongoing Food Safety Crisis

Supply Chain Matters

This is a Supply Chain Matters update commentary regarding Chipotle Mexican Grill, specifically efforts to address its ongoing food-safety challenge that not only threatens the restaurant chain’s value to its brand and to its investors, but on perceived quality risks in its farm to fork supply chain.

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Wal-Mart Tackles Food Safety with Trial of Blockchain

Material Handling & Logistics

With the blockchain, Wal-Mart will be able to obtain crucial data from a single receipt, including suppliers, details on how and where food was grown and who inspected it. Bloomberg.

How a frozen food brand tamed their deliciously complex supply chain

Quintiq

In the heart of America is a global frozen food brand with a mission: To make the most delicious food using the best quality ingredients. Our goal is to make the most delicious food with the best quality ingredients, and this brings complexity into our supply chain.”.

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Chipotle’s Food Safety Woes Present a Unique Supply Chain Problem

The 21st Century Supply Chain

As you might have read over the past few weeks, one of the leading companies of the fast-casual food revolution is in turmoil following an emergence of food safety issues. But in a series of developments that have sent the chain’s stock price tumbling, the diversity of supplier base and Supply Chain complexity that these commitments require has opened it to food safety risks – and various restaurant locations have been linked in recent weeks to outbreaks of E.

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Keeping it Fresh: Supply Chain of Livestock and Fresh Food

Elementum

Complexity is a major issue faced by most production-based supply chains because of the interconnected nature across global operations; and when it comes to livestock and fresh food, their perishable and voluminous nature create unique challenges that make matters significantly worse. Compared to many other product supply chains, time and distance are the major challenges for fresh food suppliers.

Omnichannel Takes on Food Industry, Gains Consumer Support

PLS Logistics

Although the food supply chain infrastructure is efficient, consumers are seeking home delivery and click-and-collect options, and grocery stores have to adjust, overhauling their fulfillment system to serve the omnichannel market.

Laying the Foundation for Advanced Supply Chain Planning Capabilities in the Food and Beverage Industry

Logility

As a former Director of Supply Chain Management for a large multi-channel food manufacturer I experienced first-hand the variety of challenging problems faced by supply chain planners in the unforgiving F&B industry.

Food Security: Overcoming Risks in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The post Food Security: Overcoming Risks in the Food Supply Chain appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Agriculture Food and Drink Globalization Risk Management Supply Chain Artificial Intelligence

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7 Things to Know: Sanitary Transportation of Food Final Rule

Transportfolio

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released text for the final rule for the Sanitary Transportation of Food as required by the 2010 Food Safety Modernization Act. Remember that packaged, shelf-stable food is exempt. The U.S.

An Unexpected Senior Leadership Change at Kraft Foods

Supply Chain Matters

Last week provided yet more evidence of this trend with the sudden unexpected announcement of the retirement of Kraft Foods CEO Tony Vernon. Consumer Goods Focused Supply Chain Controlling Supply Chain Costs Food and Beverage supply chain independent blog analysis and insights on supply chain management Kraft Foods supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

Chinese Puzzle: Reducing the Risk of Food Contamination

Supply Chain @ MIT

China is the third-largest source of food imported into the U.S., but is responsible for the highest number of imported food safety alerts received by the U.S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA).

Food Safety Modernization Act: Safe Travels

Inbound Logistics

Smart shippers are already preparing and making changes to their supply chain operations to ensure they will be in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act from day one

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