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. What is your Strategy?

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Making Food & Beverage Supply Chains Pay


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. It’s Time to Start Managing Food & Beverage Supply Chains For the Future, Not The Past.

Walmart China Introduces Food Blockchain Platform as Parent Fights Internally

Logistics Trends and Insights

Late to the e-commerce game and then with a few misfires along the way, Walmart seems to have mostly figured out its e-commerce strategy which enjoyed a 40% revenue growth last year. However, two food contamination scandals, pork mislabeling and tainted donkey meat set the company back.

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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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Suppliers are Friends, not Food!

Supply Chain Game Changer

“Fish are friends, not food.”. Suppliers are our friends, not food! Data is your friend, and it will show you which of your suppliers are your friends; not food! Suppliers are friends, not food. Supplier Collaboration is a Win-Win Strategy! Subscribe Here!

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Protect Your Bottom Line With a Smart Supply Chain Design Strategy

Talking Logistics

A recent piece in the Wall Street Journal Logistics Report highlighted how rising logistics costs are squeezing the food and beverage industry. You can also ask questions and test strategies within the safe confines of your own data-backed model, before real-world implementation.

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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Executing Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategies

Supply Chain Shaman

About twice a month, companies ask me to review their strategy documents. Frequently, I see the goal of “build a customer-centric strategy” or define an “end-to-end vision to deliver on the customer promise.” The Customer-Centric Supply Chain Strategy needs both.).

Why Companies Need a Supplier Relationship Management Strategy


A vigorous supplier relationship management (SRM) strategy can assist organizations in maximizing partnership value, minimize risk, and manage costs through the entire supplier relationship lifecycle.

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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Takeaways from Food Shippers of America 60th Annual Conference

Talking Logistics

“A Changing Environment Demands Changing Strategies” – that was theme of the Food Shippers of America 60 th Annual Conference held earlier this month in San Antonio, where more than 950 attendees (including food shippers, consignees, carriers, 3PLs, and technology companies) gathered to discuss emerging trends and leading practices in the industry. Talk about a sudden change in environment and the need to change strategy!

Cleanroom Manufacturing Strategies That Pay


Based on interviews with plastics manufacturers and the MAPP Survey, the following 5 strategies provide manufacturers guidance on how they can increase their revenues using a cleanroom-driven strategy. Proven Strategies For Improving Cleanroom Manufacturing.

Waste Not, Want Not: Thanksgiving and the Food Waste Conundrum


Grocery retailers always risk losing precious inventory, but never is it more critical to receive the right foods at the right time than during Thanksgiving week. While it ensures that Thanksgiving continues to be a celebration of plenty, concerns about food waste and changing consumer preferences are posing new challenges to this model. The statistic might be surprising, but the holiday isn’t the only time Americans are responsible for large-scale food waste.

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How Walmart Just Bested Amazon in the E-Commerce Channel Utilizing an Omnichannel Return Strategy


Amazon acquired Whole Foods and dropped the price of Prime Pantry through Prime Perks. Walmart has a different approach, and in several ways, Walmart is positioning itself to best Amazon in e-commerce through an innovative, omnichannel return strategy.

Gov’t Shutdown May Drive Consumers to More Transparent, Trustworthy Food Brands

Supply Chain @ MIT

One of the casualties of the longest federal government shutdown in US history is consumer trust, and especially trust in government to safeguard the nation’s food supplies. In such a climate, a company’s reputation as a custodian of food safety becomes even more important. As does the need for a key component of a food […]. Featured Security Strategy Federal government shutdown food safety MIT Sustainable Supply Chains Reputational risk Safeguarding food supply chain

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Advantages and Pitfalls of Push and Pull Strategies in Distribution Networks


The most common strategies for moving from upstream to downstream sites are push and pull strategies , or some mix of both. A pull strategy is when customer demand drives the entire production process. Let’s put the concepts of push and pull strategies into a real-world example.

Last Mile Delivery! What is your Strategy?

Supply Chain Game Changer

Check out 9 Key Considerations in an Effective Last Mile Delivery Strategy. Amazon Fresh is their grocery delivery option and with their Whole Foods acquisition they are obviously planning for rapid delivery. And what is your Strategy? What is your Last Mile Delivery Strategy?

How to Be a Preferred Shipping Customer: Strategies for the Coming Capacity Shortage

Talking Logistics

California-based Ventura Foods, which managed more than 127,000 inbound and outbound shipments last year, has a long history of building these kinds of strategic partnerships. How they are treated at shippers’ facilities was ranked #1 by more than 80% of drivers in a survey by Ventura Foods to determine the most critical factors in keeping drivers on the job. Business has been improving for the U.S. trucking industry. The economy is continuing to regain momentum.

Food giant Mondel?z outsources its e-commerce-operation

Supply Chain Movement

Food manufacturer Mondelēz International, famous for brands such as Liga, Milka and Prince, recently contracted ModusLink to manage its e-commerce-operation.

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The Food & Drink Supply Chain Conference – Boosting Efficiency & Collaboration Venue

Supply Chain Movement

The Food & Drink Supply Chain Conference – Boosting Efficiency & Collaboration Venue. Boosting Forecasting Accuracy, Service Levels & Stock Availability: Improving Efficiency & Collaboration Between Retailers & Suppliers For A Lean, Cost-Saving, End-To-End Food & Drink Supply Chain. A New Operational Strategy For The Complex Consumer Market: Enhance your planning and production processes to address the present and future multitude of challenges.

World Food Programme’s Humanitarian Supply Chains

SCM Research

A new report, recently published by the World Food Programme (WFP) , gives a good real-life overview of humanitarian logistics. WFP’s logistics strategy, “Driving the Supply Chain”, includes four priority areas: Emergency Preparedness and Response, Controls and Risk Reduction, External Service Provision, and Food Assistance Initiatives.

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Podcast: Amazon and Whole Foods: What’s Next?

Supply Chain Nation

Following Amazon’s acquisition of Whole Foods, prices have fallen and foot traffic is up at Whole Foods Market locations. What’s next for Amazon and Whole Foods? And will Amazon use Whole Foods to bring new technologies and staffing approaches to the retail world? For more information, be sure to read Jim’s blog – Four Ways Amazon’s Changes to Whole Foods will Impact Retailers. Retail Amazon grocery podcast Whole Foods

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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.

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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Shopping at Whole Foods Market? Click Amazon Prime

Supply Chain Insights

Amazon’s announcement of its acquisition of Whole Foods Market will be a landmark business move that has far reaching effects to the Consumer Chain and the way CPG suppliers go to market. billion (with a “B”) for our beloved Whole Foods Market.

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UltraShipTMS Makes Food Logistics’ FL100

Supply Chain Collaborator

December 17, 2015 – Fair Lawn, NJ – Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the global food and beverage supply chain, this week announced the twelfth annual FL100+ list in their November/December 2015 issue. Sowinski, editor-in-chief at Food Logistics.

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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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Who owns S&OP? by Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger


Naturally, the consultant in me drives a curiosity to understand what’s going on behind the scenes in kitchens with the team of individuals preparing my food. by Accenture Strategy Guest Blogger appeared first on The 21st Century Supply Chain. by Steven J.

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


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.

Picking the Right Supply Chain Design for a Growing Food Business

Supply Chain @ MIT

Featured Strategy Transportation delivering salads highly perishable food supply chain MIT Center Transportation & Logistics sandwich supply chain supply chain management master's program which food distribution model is the best

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FDA Reveals How it is Tackling Import Food Safety

Material Handling & Logistics

Agency outlines its strategy for dealing with a complex, globe-spanning supply chain

Chainalytics Improves Food Manufacturer’s Green Initiatives with Packaging Redesign Strategy


Manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to lower … The post Chainalytics Improves Food Manufacturer’s Green Initiatives with Packaging Redesign Strategy appeared first on Chainalytics.

Bit by Bit, Whole Foods Gets an Amazon Touch

Supply Chain Brain

It has been six months since Amazon took over Whole Foods, a $13.4bn deal that made the internet retailer a major player in the world of brick-and-mortar retailing. For the most part, the 470 stores are still the same upscale, expensive healthy food emporiums that they have always been. The company has said that Prime will eventually become the Whole Foods customer rewards program. Whole Foods has signs about the offer all over its checkout stands.

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The Supply Chain Carbon Footprint Reduction Strategy

Supply Chain Game Changer

Overall there are key overriding factors to be considered in defining and optimizing any end-to-end Supply Chain strategy from an environmental perspective: Reduce waste and improve efficiencies. The basic Supply Chain Carbon Footprint/Environmental Impact Reduction strategy must thus include: Executive Support. Do they have an energy and water consumption reduction strategy? Check out Food Waste and World Hunger – The Food Supply Chain is Broken!

Transportation Network Modeling: A Powerful Tool in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategy

Talking Logistics

Supply Chain Models Enable Companies to Compare and Test GHG Reduction Strategies. Companies need to be fully aware of global climate change conversations and how they will impact their supply chain in the near future.

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


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.