Fixing the 5 Big Problems in the Food Supply Chain

The Network Effect

The food supply chain continues to grow rapidly, with consumers now expecting exotic foods, fresh on their plates, year round. The post Fixing the 5 Big Problems in the Food Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Food Logistics Tips for Making Sure Perishable Foods Are Safe During Transit

Cerasis

One of the most challenging tasks in the food and beverage industry involves making sure foods and supplies reach their destination in top form. Certain foods and items, for instance, can’t merely get tossed on a transport truck and left to chance.

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[PODCAST] The State of the Food & Grocery Supply Chain & The Impact of the “The Whole Foods” Effect

Cerasis

State of, Challenges, and Solutions in the Food & Grocery Supply Chain In this episode of “The Freight Project Podcast” we have Greg back on as C3 Solutions is launching an information campaign to highlight challenges and solutions for those supply chain professionals in the food & grocery industries as they deal with the encroachment of Amazon’s purchase of grocery retailer “Whole Foods” causing what we call the “Whole Foods Effect.”

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Food Safety Belongs in the Supply Chain

Loftware

The complex food supply chain benefits from easy data exchange. Supply Chain Labeling Track & Traceability Food & Beverage

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PINC is a Food Logistics’ FL100+ Top Software and Technology Provider

PINC YMS

Leader in digital yard management and inventory solutions recognized as critical for companies in the global food and beverage supply chain. food logistics fl100 digital yard management yard management system inventory robotics

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Land Use in Food Supply Chains

SCM Research

New research published in Science ( Poore & Nemecek, 2018 ) analyzes land use in food supply chains. The author also shows that animal products use about 83% of the world’s farmland and contribute about 57% of food’s different emissions, despite providing only 18% of our calories.

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The Food Safety Modernization Act and the Supply Chain, Explained

Loftware

Manufacturing and transportation of food are more closely monitored than before. Supply Chain FDA Regulatory Labeling Food & Beverage

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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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Transportation Management Systems (TMS) in the Food Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Why are many food companies still not using a TMS? Which TMS capabilities are becoming more important for food companies today? In other words, what capabilities should food shippers look for in a TMS to achieve the greatest cost and service benefits?

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An App for Food Transparency

EHS Sustainability Knowledge at Work

Changing how consumers engage and interact with the food and drink they consume is seen as a big part of the sustainable supply chain conundrum. The post An App for Food Transparency appeared first on Knowledge at Work. Supply Chain food producers internet of things.

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Safety and Freshness in the Food Supply Chain

The Network Effect

Recently, the CDC has reported an outbreak of 84 cases of E.coli across 19 states due to food safety issues. The post Safety and Freshness in the Food Supply Chain appeared first on The Network Effect. Coli food safety food service supply chainBlockchain Foodservice Restaurants Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect E.

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Food Supply Chains Must Be Ready to Change

Loftware

Food for overseas sales must meet ever-changing labeling requirements. Supply Chain Regulatory Labeling Food & Beverage

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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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Smithfield Foods Improves its Brand with a Robust Sustainability Program

Logistics Viewpoints

In 2015, Smithfield Foods, the largest pork producer in the world, got terrible publicity when a spy drone flew over farms operated by one of their subsidiaries and took pictures of lagoons filled with pig feces and urine. The post Smithfield Foods Improves its Brand with a Robust Sustainability Program appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints.

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A Fresh Approach to Combatting the Food Desert Scourge

Supply Chain @ MIT

Communities with limited access to sources of nutritional food – commonly called food deserts – represent a major health threat across the globe. Featured Strategy food deserts junk food issues MIT CTL MIT food supply chain research nanostores

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Reducing Food Waste

Elementum

Last weekend was one of the country's biggest BBQ blowouts, and you can bet that a lot of that food will go to waste. But it's not just national pig-outs that lead to large amounts of food eventually hitting the landfills. Food waste is a year-round problem.

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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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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

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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Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Logistics of Logistics

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is detailed and complicated. What Is The Food Safety Modernization Act? The Food Safety Modernization Act is the biggest overhaul of food safety oversight in the history of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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How's Your Food Recall Readiness?

Loftware

Unfortunately, even with best practices in place, there are times when Food & Beverage companies need to recall product due to contamination, expired freshness dates, or other health concerns.

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Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later

Elementum

When Amazon announced its takeover of Whole Foods last year, there was a lot of speculation about how the e-tail giant would overhaul the grocery chain’s operations. Since 2007 it faced its share of challenges, including losing out to Walmart as the biggest seller of organic food in the U.S.

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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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5 Reasons Why the Amazon-Whole Foods Merger Will Reshape the Supply Chain World

Arkieva

What does the Amazon-Whole Foods Merger mean for the Supply Chain world? Amazon, in a revolutionary move, has acquired Whole Foods Market and its 436 stores nationwide for a cool $13.7 The news has rocked the world of retail with several competitors such as Walmart, Target, and Costco losing shares by 4% - 9% in the aftermath 5 Reasons Why the Amazon-Whole Foods Merger Will Reshape the Supply Chain World was first posted on June 27, 2017 at 7:00 am. ©2017

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Additional Perspective on Amazon-Whole Foods Acquisition Implications

Supply Chain Matters

Regarding the announcement from Amazon on the online retailer’s intent to acquire Whole Foods, Supply Chain Matters committed to feature a number of follow-up opinion commentaries, both from this blog as well as external sources. We call attention to a report published by Supermarket News that does a great job of uncovering impacts to branded natural foods and organic suppliers that may or may not benefit from Amazon’s subsequent integration strategies.

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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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Optimizing the food industry: a conversation with UniSoma’s Luis Pinto

AIMMS

The food supply chain is complex and challenging. Changing consumer preferences, rising competition and new technologies are compelling food companies to rethink their approach to supply chain management. Companies are receptive to analytics, but the food business is very traditional.

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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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Reducing Food Waste

Elementum

One-third of edible food worldwide goes to waste, amounting to about 1.3 If food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases next to China and the U.S. Technology startups are also seeking to have a more substantial role in reducing food waste.

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Food Security and STEM Education

Enterra Insights

The World Food Prize believes “The Greatest Challenge in Human History” is answering the question: “Can We Sustainably Feed the … Continued The post Food Security and STEM Education appeared first on Enterra Solutions. Education Food and Drink Supply Chain

The Complexities and Challenges of a Fresh Food Supply Chain

All Things Supply Chain

Whether this move by the world’s… Procurement Management Supply Chain Management fast food food supply chainOn March 6th, McDonald’s announced the decision to start using fresh beef in the Quarter Pounder at all locations in the contiguous United States.

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The Building Realities of Transforming to More Organic and Sustainable Food Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In January, Supply Chain Matters called reader attention to Chipotle Mexican Grill’s bold adherence to staunch standards for high quality, ethically based food ingredients served at its various restaurants. Chipotle boldly suspended the use of pork sourced from an unnamed regionally based pork supplier evoking broad media headlines. According to Chipotle, a routine audit discovered […].

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Fresh Take on Age-Old Challenges in Food Labeling

Loftware

If you’re heading to the Food Safety Consortium ‘17 next week—or maybe you’re still on the fence about attending—there’s a special presentation you won’t want to miss. FDA Food & Beverage FSMA Barcode LabelingThat is, if you’re concerned about things like product recalls, supply chain delays and disruptions, and lost revenue.

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Report on Whole Foods Inventory Stockouts- Focus on the Implication vs. Symptoms

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters comments on a published Business Insider report indicating a crisis of on-shelf availability of food items among Whole Foods retail outlets. Inventory Management Procurement and Sourcing Retail Supply Chain Supply Chain Technology Supply chain wide visibility concept of Digitally-Enabled Response Networks Direct Store Delivery future retail supply chain management Supply chain Matters blog Whole Foods inventory management initiatives

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A Guest Viewpoint- Procurement Impact of the Amazon-Whole Foods Acquisition

Supply Chain Matters

BravoSolution CEO Jim Wetekamp provides a Supply Chain Matters guest commentary on the procurement and supply chain management impacts of the pending Amazon-Whole Foods acquisition.

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