Planning Food Logistics Efficiently in Times of Disruption

DELMIA Quintiq

This global health crisis has uncovered vulnerabilities in our food supply chains, affecting the capacity of food retailers to ensure its continuity. Planning and optimization software, powered by mathematical optimization, can perform calculations based on all available data sources to generate optimal plans It will help your planners manage existing resources and constraints to meet your business goals.

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Proving sustainably-sourced ingredients in health and wellness foods

Provenance

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. A category that in 2018 was valued at 446 billion USD , growing faster than overall packaged food goods, and has become an important influence on North American and Western European markets.

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Sourcing Tips: How to Find the Right Food Service Supplies

AFFLINK

It's important for any business to begin with the right suppliers — but it's even more important for those in the food services industry. Food service companies need to be able to procure supplies quickly in order to operate, and the cost of their supplies directly impacts their bottom line. In the food service industry, you'll need equipment, furnishings, non-perishable supplies, and food supplies. Food: Baked Goods, Food, and Beverage Distribution.

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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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. Restaurant delivery has grown 20% in the last five years; while estimates differ, online food delivery sales are estimated to grow as high as $220 billion by 2023 – 40% of total restaurant sales. Trend: Tech Giants Moving in on Food Delivery. Trends in Food Delivery Subscription. The post Food Industry Delivery Trends!

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Sugar Beet Shortages Could Impact Food and Beverage Manufacturing

QAD

How Do Beet Sugar Shortages Affect Food and Beverage Manufacturers? A great deal of beet sugar is used in food and beverage manufacturing. And this decline is impacting food and beverage manufacturing. When a consumer purchases a food or beverage product and checks the nutrition label for information on sugar content, rarely is the distinction made on the type of sugar used. What Can Food Manufacturers Do During an Ingredient Shortage?

Returning Food and Beverage Manufacturing to a New Normal

QAD

The food and beverage industry is no exception as manufacturers have been impacted in a number of areas. Some food and beverage companies are experiencing a variety of shutdown issues, while others are experiencing a need to run 24/7 due to surging demand. As the food and beverage industry continues to deal with the crisis and moves toward recovery, one thing is certain; a plan needs to be put in place to begin the process.

Responsible sourcing and palm oil – a #ProvenanceLive recap

Provenance

We wanted to get a better understanding of where it comes from, how it’s farmed and what options are available to the cosmetics and food industries to have a more positive impact. Aim to source 100% certified RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil).

How Blockchain Could Mitigate Your Food Recall Losses

OneSCM

Identify the source of the problem. This hasn’t been the best year for lettuce. Coli outbreaks have led to multiple recalls in the past few months, causing serious illness in more than 150 people nationwide since July.

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How Food Manufacturing Software Drives Profit [w Case Studies]

Unleashed

This is particularly true in the food manufacturing industry, which characteristically has a high volume of products stored, and an urgent need to fill existing client orders to match ongoing consumer demand. Cost reductions in food manufacturing can be achieved by using food manufacturing software that improves ordering processes and minimises overstocking of expensive raw ingredients. Why your food inventory management system is going stale. Working with fresh food.

How Sourcing has Reemerged in a Covid-19 World

Jaggaer

For the first three months after Covid-19 hit, virtually every sourcing project , in every sector , was put on hold while companies tried to assess the situation and how best to deal with the epidemic. Only a few, notably grocery stores, food chains, essential retail ers , and healthcare, were in a position to push forward. Get the white paper on Sourcing Strategies: Why One Size Does Not Fit All , written by Michael Lamoureux of Spend Matters. COVID-19 Sourcing

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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Making Food & Beverage Supply Chains Pay

IQMS

Bottom Line: High performance, integrated food & beverage supply chains are the lifeblood of successful manufacturers in the industry, enabling them to flex in response to customer demand. By using supply chain systems to unify inventory and warehouse management, more food & beverage manufacturers can deliver real-time responses to their customers, through any channel, anytime. It’s Time to Start Managing Food & Beverage Supply Chains For the Future, Not The Past.

10 Signs A Food & Beverage WMS Needs Help

IQMS

Bottom Line: Food and beverage supply chains are the fuel that drives the growth of every food & beverage manufacturer today. Keeping A Food & Beverage WMS Current Is a Continual Challenge. The most common reason a food & beverage WMS will be replaced is that it’s built for a different business model and series of products in the past. 10 Signs It’s Time To Replace A Food & Beverage Warehouse Management System.

Food and Beverage Industry Reevaluating Strategies to Combat Coronavirus

USC Consulting Group

This includes food and beverage suppliers, packers, and manufacturers. Indeed, the pandemic and resulting economic downturn have impacted several major organizations, and as a result, led to a domino effect resulting in back orders and food shortages. “The food and beverage industry is ramping up efforts to adjust and adapt.” In one form or another, from restaurants to processors and grocers, no food-related organization has been unaffected.

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. Authorized users can rely on the system to search and source label data and create customized reports to help pinpoint the location of product—in transit, at the distributor warehouse, on the retailer’s shelves, wherever—for faster recovery.

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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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The Pros and Cons: International and Domestic Sourcing

Unleashed

It’s easy to oversimplify the differences between sourcing for parts locally or internationally. When considering where to purchase from, the prevailing idea seems to be that domestic sourcing allows for better control and shorter lead time, but international sourcing is more cost-effective.

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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SupplyPike Provides Food to Local Hospital

SupplyPike

Each lunch will be individually wrapped and served according to the hospital’s food safety regulations. See the original news coverage by local news source KNWA Fox24. The post SupplyPike Provides Food to Local Hospital appeared first on SupplyPike - Supply Chain Simplified.

QAD Named to Food Logistics Magazine Top 100 Providers

QAD

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. It has been serving as a food industry guide for all areas of logistics, manufacturing, supply chain and project management for years. Sowinski, editorial director for Food Logistics.

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How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

QAD

There is a developing trend that has been gaining steam in recent years that has the potential to seriously impact and “disrupt” food and beverage manufacturing. It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”.

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. million square miles or nearly 30% of agricultural land used for producing food that never gets eaten. Food waste happens at all levels of the supply chain, from farming and storage to processing, distribution, and consumption, but losses vary depending on where you are in the world.

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Understanding The Challenges Facing Modern Food And Beverage Producers (eBook)

USC Consulting Group

If there’s one certain thing about the food and beverage industry, it’s the fact that nothing is certain – not when it comes to trends, anyway. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the all-protein diet from lean meat sources was popular.

Understanding the Importance of Strategic Sourcing

USC Consulting Group

Sourcing is a key component of your Supply Chain – perhaps the most important part. As companies are navigating an increasingly turbulent yet robust economic climate, businesses in manufacturing, mining and metals, food and beverage, and other industries are looking for ways to reduce raw material procurement spending and offset rising material costs. That’s where Strategic Sourcing comes into play. An important lever for modern organizations.

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. Shoppers will be able to use smartphones scan produce on the shelves via QR codes to track it back to the source and region, trace shipping, and obtain product inspection reports, among other information.

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Planting the Seeds for Blockchain in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain

Logility

So, what is holding companies back from embracing blockchain and, in particular, what needs to be done to grow the adoption of blockchain in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain? There is no doubt that adopting blockchain capabilities can improve the ability to track and trace food and beverage products from field to fork. Leading companies participating in IBM’s Food Trust Blockchain like Walmart, Carrefour, and others are already reaping the benefits of blockchain capabilities.

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 1 trillion dollars worth of food is wasted annually, with edible food ending up in landfills. This amounts to approximately 1/3 rd of global food production, or 1.4 68% of discarded food is still edible.

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What You Should Know About Food Distributors

Zipline Logistics

Food distributors are often a necessary part of taking your brand to the next level. With seemingly hundreds of established and independent food distributors with varying connections, how do you choose when to use who? However, this is a prerequisite for determining which food distributor to use. What is a Food Distributor? Food distributors assist brands in getting more of their products on store shelves, big and small. Overview of Large Food Distributors.

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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? Procurement and sourcing teams know just as well as I do that they can leverage their supplier base as a source of driving product/service innovation, CSR initiatives, quality assurance, sustainability development, and overall performance. Suppliers are our friends, not food! Source: Nestlé Global. “To

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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. Consumer safety and quality control go hand-in-hand for the food industry in a way that most other industries don’t have to deal with. You’re working with the food that people put on their tables and feed to their families. Don’t Overlook Food Defense. Subscribe Here! Email Address.

Potential Food Sector Ramifications of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Part 1

Enterra Insights

Jim Dippold, Senior Vice President for Category Management Strategy at Enterra Solutions ®, put together a list of potential impacts the pandemic could have on the food sector in fourteen different areas. His insights, drawn from numerous sources, deserve a broader audience. Food is likely to play an important role in people’s lives during isolation. In addition to convenience, on-the-go food offerings minimize social contacts in dining settings. food retailers.

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

NC State SCRC

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.

10 Tips: Sourcing Refrigerated LTL for Food and Confectionery Distribution

West Coast and California Logistics

If your company produces food and/or confectionery products, chances are you’re already familiar with refrigerated LTL services such as those provided by third-party logistics (3PL) companies. Transportation Strategies 3PL Outsourcing Cold Chain Managment Refrigerated Trucking Food Logistics Confectionery Logistics logistics in California

Potential Food Sector Ramifications of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Part 2

Enterra Insights

”[1] This three-part article examines just how differently consumer behavior is changing the food sector. In part one , I examined five of fourteen food sector areas being affected by the Covid-19 pandemic as identified from numerous sources by Jim Dippold, Senior Vice President for Category Management Strategy at Enterra Solutions ®. Radio is ‘Comfort Food’ as media consumption rises amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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