Proving sustainably-sourced ingredients in health and wellness foods


Food brands have always recognised the importance of sourcing the right ingredients. Nowhere is this truer than in health and wellness foods – a category where claims such as ‘free-from’ and ‘natural’ have become part of packaging language and lifestyles.

Food Industry Delivery Trends!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! It’s never been easier for food companies to reach their customers. Trend: Tech Giants Moving in on Food Delivery. Trends in Food Delivery Subscription. lastmiledelivery #food #logisticsmanagement.

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


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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7 Ways to Improve Quality Control in Food Manufacturing!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! When you’re a food and beverage manufacturer, there’s no business more serious than quality control. You’re working with the food that people put on their tables and feed to their families.

Suppliers are Friends, not Food!

Supply Chain Game Changer

“Fish are friends, not food.”. Now… Is there something to be learned from this quote in Finding Nemo, that we can apply to procurement and sourcing? A gang of procurement and sourcing professionals with our backs up against the wall, and the fight is at our front door.

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Walmart China Introduces Food Blockchain Platform as Parent Fights Internally

Logistics Trends and Insights

However, two food contamination scandals, pork mislabeling and tainted donkey meat set the company back. To assure Chinese customers that its food products were safe, Walmart announced it would invest at minimum $25 million in food safety research.

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How's Your Food Recall Readiness?


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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Reducing Food Waste


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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Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part. That’s where Strategic Sourcing comes into play. Are you getting the most out of your current sourcing vendor relationships? An important lever for modern organizations.

Supply Chain is Tackling Food Waste Like Never Before!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! One Supply Chain Sustainability topic that’s been getting a lot of attention lately is the issue of food waste. Fast Facts About Food Waste in the Article. $1 68% of discarded food is still edible.

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Reducing Food Waste


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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Amazon's Whole Foods Takeover: One Year Later


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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QAD Named to Food Logistics Magazine Top 100 Providers


Food and beverage manufacturing can be complex and challenging. One such resource is a publication called Food Logistics. Food Logistics , published by AC Business Media, is an online resource as well as a hard copy print magazine dedicated to the food and beverage industry.

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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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GS1 Registry: Achieving Food Security with Sustainable Farming Standards


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.

Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken! (Videos)

Supply Chain Game Changer

But the single most important Supply Chain is the Food Supply Chain! Our very survival depends on there even being a Food Supply Chain. On one hand there is a horrendously large amount of Food Waste. The Food Supply Chain, the most important Supply Chain in the World, is BROKEN!

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Fresh food logistics: A better approach with optimization

DELMIA Quintiq

According to online sources, a total of seven regions in France are supplying 6,500 tonnes of oysters per year to the whole of Europe. With this in mind, time is certainly money when it comes to the delivery of oysters – and all fresh food logistics, basically.

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Locally Sourced and Organic…”*Where You Can!”


I had an interesting discussion with an expert in the food industry, and we discussed some of the emerging trends going on in food packaging and local sourcing for food. It turns out that consumers are now getting very picky about where and how their food was grown, and what they are ingesting into their bodies. The food expert I spoke with noted that many of the food packaging companies are beginning to add the term Locally Sourced and Organic.

The Key to Ensuring Food Safety – Blockchain


The difficulty in doing this arises from the near impossibility of fully tracing back a food product to its source. The main problem with recalls, especially relating to food, is the poor visibility throughout the chain. In the fall of 2018, there were a multitude of E.Coli outbreaks in the US, affecting mostly lettuce and ground beef. Due to the disastrous effects of the bacteria, keeping it away from customers is of the utmost priority.

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How a frozen food brand tamed their deliciously complex supply chain

DELMIA 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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Before You Eat That, Do You Have Any Idea Where It’s Been? Food Supply Chains on Blockchain


How often do you think about the actual processes and activities that go on behind the scenes in food supply chains? Dairy foods are processed. 2017 and 2018 were some of the worst years for food-borne illness outbreak in history, making it abundantly clear to us that yes, it is important to know and we want to know. Benefits of Blockchain in the Food Chain. Farm-to-table and foraged foods trends are forcing food supply chains to evolve.

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Five Capabilities to Take the Food and Beverage Supply Chain to the Next Level


Food and beverage supply chains face mounting pressure to reduce costs, add more value and do more with fewer resources. Food and beverage companies run on razor-thin margins. White Paper: Food & Drink Customer Centricity.

Challenges Facing Local Foods in North Carolina

Supply Chain View from the Field

As we noted in my prior blog, one of the biggest challenges for local food producers is the ability to discover and develop market channels to get their produce, fish, meat, poultry, or dairy products to the market. For some reason, people are loath to spend money on food. There is a reason why so much fast food is bad for you – the alternatives in terms of finding flavorful food for many people are few.

Not all food is created equal. Who should set the standards?


Our food supply chains are full of social injustice that must be stopped. The process needs to be more efficient — and technology can help by connecting the different data sources to make this a much smoother process for the businesses and certifiers. .

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What role can technology play in transforming the food and drink industry for the better?: transparency roundup


“For every $1 spent on food, society pays $2 in health, environmental, and economic costs” (Source: Ellen MacArthur Foundation ). Inefficient food consumption with the equivalent of six rubbish trucks of edible food lost or wasted every second.

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Go Digital: How Technology Improves the Food Service Supply Chain


In recent years, there's been a strong movement to eat more locally grown foods. People want to support local farmers and they want to know where their food comes from. It seems as though there's a new food recall every day.

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McDonald’s Risky Commitment to a Cage Free Eggs Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

Food & Beverage Industry Procurement/Sourcing Sustainability McDonald's sourcingMcDonald’s announced a 10-year plan to produce cage free eggs. The Fortune article is mainly a turnaround story. But this turnaround depends upon a supply chain transformation.

Eliminating Food Waste in the Agricultural Supply Chain


There’s nothing worse than when the food in your refrigerator goes bad. 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.

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Seasoned Leadership in Action™ – An Interview with Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods!

Supply Chain Game Changer

This interview is with Kristie Syndikus, VP of Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods. It was very easy to see early on that Kristie had a great aptitude for Procurement and Sourcing. Kristie Syndikus, VP Procurement at Maple Leaf Foods. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

How Big Food and Beverage Could Revolutionize the Natural Movement


The fast food giant uses around two billion eggs each year, prompting many to ask the same question: are there enough cage-free eggs to make that many Egg McMuffins? Since McDonald’s isn’t the only food provider opting for cage-free eggs, there’s a risk of undersupply.



US Foods Utilizes Chainalytics Transportation Sourcing Methodology to Enhance Carrier Network and Lower Cost When you’re one of the largest foodservice distributors in the country, maintaining your transportation budget and network proves no easy task.

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Expediting Recalls in the Food and Beverage Industry


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. Food travels a lot.

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).

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Q: Food vs Fuel? A: Wrong question…We need more efficient markets!

Supply Chain View from the Field

I have been working with Jay Golden at Duke University on the biobased forecasting project for the USDA, seeking to understand the current scope of the biobased product market ( focused on non-fuel, non-food products). He has been working in the industry for over 25 years, and we had an opportunity to share thoughts on the “food vs. fuel” debate. There is hunger in the market, but it is not caused by a shortage of food.

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Six Must Have Supply Chain Capabilities for Success in the Food and Beverage Industry


Last week we shared five capabilities to help take the Food & Beverage supply chain to the next level. The food & beverage industry faces a lengthy list of unique challenges from long raw material lead-times and volatile commodity pricing to safety and quality requirements combined with high demand uncertainty, frequent new product introductions, perishability and complex manufacturing constraints. Much has changed in the Food & Beverage Industry over the last 20 years.

Blockchain: The New Kid on the Food and Grocery Block

C3 Solutions

Blockchain is the flavor of the month in the food business these days. It's getting a lot of attention thanks to new mandates by Walmart and others - including big players like Unilever, Nestle, Tyson and Dole - to require blockchain tracking of food from source to store.

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The Local Food Movement is right around the corner


Ask yourself, when shopping for fresh food, do you seek out and buy from local suppliers? – If your tendency is to choose local products over national brands and local producers over far off producers, you’re a part of an important market segment within fresh food. Local food is often perceived to come from trusted suppliers, travels less food miles and pumps dollars back into the local economy. But all food simply cannot be sourced locally.