Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains

Kuebix

Food and beverage companies produce and distribute essential products every day. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in food shoppers buying supplies for a longer period of time (ex. The post Unique Challenges Facing Food & Beverage Supply Chains appeared first on Kuebix.

Food Trends That Could Have an Impact in 2021

Zipline Logistics

Since much of the previous year in business and elsewhere was defined by a global pandemic, we are left asking what will 2021 look like for food and beverage shippers. Food trends had an interesting 12 months as things changed quite a bit throughout the course of COVID-19.

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Is the Food Supply Chain Breaking?

Enterra Insights

Recently, John Tyson, Chairman of the Board at Tyson Foods, published a full-page ad in several newspapers asserting the food supply chain is breaking. He wrote, “Tyson Foods is facing a new set of challenges. This means one thing — the food supply chain is vulnerable. The meatpacking industry isn’t the only food supplier facing shutdowns. ”[3] Food Dive is tracking the status of operations of major manufacturers’ plants.

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The Pandemic Motivates Changes in the Food Supply Chain

Enterra Insights

The novel coronavirus outbreak piqued interest in supply chain operations, particularly in the food supply chain. ” In addition to personal safety instructions, this guidance stated: “ If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food supply, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule. ”. COVID-driven actions in the food supply chain.

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6 Reasons to Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets

Roambee

In the world of logistics and supply chains, chances are almost everything that’s moved is moved ON or IN shipping assets such as trays, pallets, crates, tubs, bins, or containers. Whether you eat it, wear it, sit on it, ride it, or live under it, most of the things around you have been carted on a shipping asset at some stage in its supply chain.

31 Motivations for Reshoring Manufacturing & Updated Reshoring Stats

Cerasis

Many off-shore manufacturers have returned to the U.S., Those changes, along with high costs of transporting materials and finished goods to and from overseas locations, make the value of reshoring likely to become a compelling financial reality for many manufacturers. manufacturers hurried to produce off-shore, believing significant cost reductions and huge profits would follow. 70% of manufacturers indicate that volatile energy costs are a major concern.

From Exports to Delivery: Simplifying PPE Shipping

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Policy 12 created a white and blacklist of manufacturers and suppliers. For a closer look at how China’s regulations impact PPE shipping, check out our recent PPE exporting video featuring our director of product development, Vincent Wong. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements to navigate. And due to the nature of the shipping industry, these regulations can change quickly—especially for medical grade equipment. FCL and LCL expedited ocean shipping.

How the Food Blockchain is Bringing Tech to the Table

Zipline Logistics

Though it may sound far off, companies in the food and beverage supply chain are rapidly adopting blockchain platforms as a means of creating visibility, traceability, and efficiency. There are many other uses for blockchain, including improving the cooperative efforts of the different parties in the food and beverage supply chain. IBM Food Trust. A significant driver of the blockchain in the food and beverage supply chain is IBM. Other Food Blockchain Applications.

How Blockchain Can Improve Manufacturing In 2019

IQMS

By 2023, 30% of manufacturing companies with more than $5B in revenue will have implemented Industry 4.0 Blockchain’s greatest potential to deliver business value is in manufacturing. Increasing visibility across every area of manufacturing starting with suppliers, strategic sourcing, procurement, and supplier quality to shop floor operations including machine-level monitoring and service, blockchain can enable entirely new manufacturing business models.

ERP Sustains Manufacturing during COVID-19

IQMS

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed manufacturers to rapidly shift gears, from addressing work-from-home policies to managing extreme swings in demand and uncertain supply chains. In the process, it has highlighted an aspect of manufacturing ERP that is not as visible in more normal times— business continuity. Never in the history of ERP have we seen it play a bigger role in the continuance of manufacturing operations around the world. All Posts Manufacturing Trends & News

Balancing Demand Planning & Same-Day Shipping

IQMS

Calibration Technologies balances increased demand for cold food, medical and pharmaceutical storage in response to the proliferation of COVID-19. Today, the Columbia, MO-based company is a leading manufacturer of gas detection equipment for industrial facilities. To help ensure the on-time delivery of its high-quality sensors—almost always with same-day shipping—CTI relies on its DELMIAworks manufacturing ERP system.

Manufacturing and Covid-19: 11 Major Reports Summarised

Unleashed

Track the impact of Covid-19 on manufacturing and wholesale businesses around the world. Granular review of the Covid-19 outbreak’s effects on every manufacturing and wholesale industry subdivision in Australia and New Zealand. Roy Morgan Special Report: Coronavirus hits Manufacturing, Wholesale and Recreation & Personal industries hard. Covid-19: Impacts on Australia’s food and agribusiness sector (KPMG). Food industry. All manufacturing & wholesale.

Why Shipping Lead Time Matters in a Tight Freight Market

Zipline Logistics

What Is Shipping Lead Time? When comparing shipping costs for a Zipline customer, having additional shipping lead time provided the shipper with substantial savings. The post Why Shipping Lead Time Matters in a Tight Freight Market appeared first on Zipline Logistics.

Vendor-managed inventory and distribution planning in the food and beverage industry – here’s something to chew on

Kinaxis

by Jeswin Philip The Food Packaging Trends and Advances report from PMMI forecasts that the US Food and Beverage industry will experience a 2.9 % CAGR through 2022. The report also mentions that the global growth rate is almost double that of the US food industry. Food for thought: Time for a different kind of supply chain. The vendor is usually the supplier, a manufacturer or a distributor.

Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

What Does that Mean for Your Retail Shipping Efforts? There are many moving parts in retail shipping. What Does the Demand for Perfection in Retail Shipping Equate to? See what’s at stake when trying to ship perfect retail orders and how to avoid the potential for expensive problems. Simple Truck Issue Equals Retail Shipping Headache for Snack Company. A manufacturer of health-conscious snack foods was shipping product to its retail customer in Chino, CA.

A Global Shift for Manufacturers: Industries with Increased Demand

USC Consulting Group

However, with manufacturers and supply chains across the world reeling with the ongoing problems the pandemic has presented, we are seeing a definite shift in the ways business is conducted. Manufacturing. As a result, manufacturers are shifting to domestic sources.

Is High Pallet Safety Stock Hurting Your Supply Chain?

Roambee

real-time shipment visibility Returnable Asset Tracking Iot Solution Track Reusable Packaging Reusable/Returnable Assets Automotive FMCG Retail Returnable Shipping Assets Management Real-time Inventory Management 3PLs & Logistics Pharma Industrial Manufacturing Food & Beverage ChemicalsAn optimized supply chain is supposed to do more with less.

Eliminating Food Waste in the Agricultural Supply Chain

AFFLINK

There’s nothing worse than when the food in your refrigerator goes bad. Now imagine that feeling, but with an entire shipping container full of post-harvest foodstuffs. For food and beverage manufacturers, spoilage during transit is a major source of revenue loss: 30% of all food loss occurs post-harvest, including during transit. Food loss is bad – bad for F&B manufacturers and farmers who lose revenue, and bad for hungry consumers.

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Quality Audits Are The Future Of Food & Beverage Manufacturing

IQMS

Bottom Line: Food & beverage manufacturing’s future is being defined by the over 60 customer quality audit requests a typical manufacturer receives every year, combined with the need to excel at FDA audits and compliance to stay competitive. Food and beverage manufacturers need to find new ways to scale auditing if they’re going to keep growing and attracting new customers. Quality Audits Need To Become Routine For Food & Beverage Manufacturers.

What to Look for in Food Logistics Companies

Kane is Able

If you manage distribution for a food manufacturer, distributor or retailer, you’re concerned not only with shipping accurate, on-time orders, but also with cold chain management, regulatory compliance, food safety, and other specialized logistics challenges.

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Bonus: Top 11 thru 20 Most Popular Manufacturing Blog Posts

Cerasis

However, with most of our customer base in the manufacturing field, with the remaining in distribution and other industries, we thought it was vital that we featured some of the other manufacturing blog posts that were also popular in 2014. We featured out of our 200 plus blog posts in 2014, over 50 blog posts in the manufacturing category. You might ask yourself, “Why does a third party logistics company create Manufacturing content?

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Successful entrepreneurs experiencing growing customer demand for an exciting new food product soon face the need to increase their production volume. In the food industry, excess operations and supply chain costs can be a major roadblock to profitability.

Expediting Recalls in the Food and Beverage Industry

AFFLINK

Throughout the food supply chain, food supplies come from many places, travel for long distances, and are handled by many people. As such, contamination – and subsequent food recalls – are a fact of life for many food and beverage (F&B) companies. Even so, the first half of 2018 has seen an abnormal spate of recalls from some of the world’s largest growers and manufacturers. Why is that, and how can F&B manufacturers speed up the process?

Three Reasons Food Shippers NEED to Automate Transportation Processes Now

Supply Chain Collaborator

Plenty of food shippers already have some form of solution in place to automate their transportation planning and management processes. If you’re a food or beverage shipper using any of the above defined solutions, now is a pivotal time to consider what you can do to improve your transportation management solutions. Here are three reasons why food shippers will rely more heavily than ever before on logistics IT and why it is imperative they don’t procrastinate.

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How to Track Your Ocean Container with IoT

Roambee

Shipping overseas often means no continuous visibility beyond the port. If you ship overseas often, you’re probably familiar with the difficulty of tracking ocean shipments. Your containers become harder to trace once they leave a port, and if one of them doesn’t reach its intended destination, you usually have little more than a vague idea or delayed updates about where it went, and how.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Successful entrepreneurs experiencing growing customer demand for an exciting new food product soon face the need to increase their production volume. Consider investing into order-to-cash software, using procurement platforms, investing into production equipment, or implementing online shipping tools. In the food industry, excess operations and supply chain costs can be a major roadblock to profitability. “Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Successful entrepreneurs experiencing growing customer demand for an exciting new food product soon face the need to increase their production volume. Consider investing into order-to-cash software, using procurement platforms, investing into production equipment, or implementing online shipping tools. In the food industry, excess operations and supply chain costs can be a major roadblock to profitability. “Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups.

Building a scalable supply chain for food startups

Logichain Solutions

Successful entrepreneurs experiencing growing customer demand for an exciting new food product soon face the need to increase their production volume. Consider investing into order-to-cash software, using procurement platforms, investing into production equipment, or implementing online shipping tools. In the food industry, excess operations and supply chain costs can be a major roadblock to profitability. “Scaling your supply chain” is a term often used by startups.

Challenging Economic Conditions for Manufacturing and Distribution

AIT SureShip

The exponential success of supply chain giants is causing distributors and manufacturers alike, to evolve their business models to accommodate mixed mode transactions. For example, a manufacturing organization would add services and/or distribution to their offering. Many enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are one step behind; they’re designed for one vertical (manufacturing vs. distribution vs. service).

How Supply Chain Efficiency Can Cut Costs for Food Ingredient Shippers

Zipline Logistics

Controlling costs in the supply chain is an excellent way for businesses in any sector to find increased profitability, but it is especially true for food ingredient shippers. An effective supply chain strategy that controls costs is crucial because margins for ingredient manufacturers are typically thin. How Food Ingredient Shippers Can Make Logistics Improvements . There are a few things that most food ingredient suppliers can do to increase supply chain performance.

Managing the Temperature-Controlled Supply Chain with Technology

PINC

New webinar discusses the current trends in the food supply chain space and the role that technology is playing in the modern-day cold chain. . Today, new governmental regulations, increased scrutiny of food safety, and new business opportunities are all putting more pressure on shippers and logistics providers that operate in this sector. . electrification, solar starting, and solar charging), and how these innovations will enable more efficient transport of food. “I

5 Signs a F&B Business is Not Prepared For a Product Safety Recall

Unleashed

Product safety recalls have cost billions over the last five years, spanning over many sectors, not only unique to the food and beverage industry. Industry reports show record spikes of food and product recalls, showing the problem is likely a result of poor training, poor controls, a lack of accountability, or worse — a subpar organisational safety culture. Below we list five major signs a business may struggle in a product safety recall in the food and beverage industry.

How Product Labelling Can Help Manufacturers Increase Efficiency and Accuracy

Unleashed

Manufacturers today are faced with a range of evolving requirements that complicate this process and leave many businesses merely accepting this process as the cost of doing business. Although not new, product labelling and barcodes do not reach their complete usefulness if not used in tandem with a manufacturer’s entire operations. Frequent mistakes could result in items having incorrect labels, being misplaced, lost or shipped out to the wrong customer.

Amazon Launches Free, 2-hour Whole Foods Deliveries in 4 U.S. Cities

BlueYonder

This week: Amazon brings select cities free 2-hour Prime deliveries from Whole Foods; Elon Musk expects a Tesla to drive coast-to-coast in 2018; CVS Health ups its starting hourly minimum wage; freight brokers are seeing a surge in profits; and companies are working to find ways to ensure AI technology helps their business instead of hurting it. Amazon Launches Free 2-Hour Delivery From Whole Foods. Freight Brokers See Profits Surge on Shipping Rush.

EDI: A Key IngrEDIent in the Food Supply Chain

BluJay Solutions

If you work in the food and beverage industry, it’s possible you’re not familiar with the wonders of electronic data interchange [EDI]. EDI is transfer of data between computer systems via standardized messaging formats for things such as purchase orders, invoices and shipping documents. Here are the top three reasons why supply chain managers in the food and beverage industry should consider an EDI solution.