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


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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Land Use in Food Supply Chains

SCM Research

New research published in Science ( Poore & Nemecek, 2018 ) analyzes land use in food supply chains. These findings demonstrate that we need to shift from “company thinking” to “supply chain thinking” if we want to see the full picture.

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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. Blockchain Foodservice Restaurants Risk Supply Chain Management The Network Effect E. Coli food safety food service supply chain

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Food Safety Belongs in the Supply Chain


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

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Investing in More Organic, Sustainable and Ethical Food Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has featured numerous prior commentaries regarding the difficult challenges and structural business challenges facing large consumer packaged goods producers and their associated supply chain ecosystems. Yet while the industry continues to respond with severe cost cutting and a sense of crisis, the industry may well be overlooking the more important strategic need […].

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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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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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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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Supply Chain 2030: Forge a New Path

Supply Chain Shaman

The Supply Chain Insights Global Summit is over, but we hope the energy to define Supply Chain 2030 is just beginning. As companies prepare for Supply Chain 2030, we think that it is time to rethink the basics. Seven Predictions for Supply Chain 2030.

Food Supply Chains Must Be Ready to Change


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

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Ugliness of Big Food and CPG Industry Supply Chains Far More Visible and Apparent

Supply Chain Matters

Not only does this report indicate that change is already already underway for Kraft, it provides more sobering indicators of expected erosion in other associated industry business and supply chain capabilities in the […]. This week’s edition of Bloomberg BusinessWeek features a timely but sober update indicating that: Things Are About to Get Ugly at Kraft.

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Supply Chain Matters Top Ten Most Popular Blogs in 2018

Supply Chain Matters

This Editor had the opportunity to review our Supply Chain Matters blog readership analytics for all of 2018 and can now sh are our ten most popular blog commentaries during the year. Supply Chain Matters Coverage of Oracle OpenWorld 2018- Summary Impressions , October 26, 2018.

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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Breaking News: H.J. Heinz and Kraft Foods Mega-Merger Portend Additional Tremors Across CPG Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Heinz will merge with Kraft Foods Group in a combined public company that will be named Kraft Heinz Company. It would create what is expected to be the world’s fifth largest food and beverage company featuring many well-known consumer brands. From the lens of this blog, this development reinforces a clear message to other traditional consumer product goods supply chains that business-as-usual is no longer acceptable, and that further industry changes and developments are inevitable.

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New Dining In Trend Strains Restaurant and Food Supply Chains

The Network Effect

Ordering in trend has raised the stakes in the food supply chain The dining in trend is hot and expected. The post New Dining In Trend Strains Restaurant and Food Supply Chains appeared first on The Network Effect.

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Blockchain Gains Traction in the Food Supply Chain

Logistics Viewpoints

12 of the world’s biggest companies, including Walmart and Nestlé, are building a blockchain to remake how the industry tracks food worldwide. The group is focused on solving the traceability problem is known as Food Trust. The post Blockchain Gains Traction in the Food Supply Chain appeared first on Logistics Viewpoints. Food & Beverage Industry Track and Trace blockchain supply chain traceability

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Technology Responds to Consumer Demands for Specific Knowledge of Food Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

Intesource’s customers generally reside within various tiers of food and beverage supply chains either as retailers, wholesalers or restaurant services providers. Besides addressing significant converging industry, IT and people skill megatrends impacting supply chains, I also addressed the needs for greater levels of multi-tiered visibility and transparency across food supply chains.

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


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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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 chain

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Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains


Supply chains are messy. Blockchain in Supply Chain Can Help. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018. The inefficiencies that plague supply chains have seemingly been around forever. Provenance ensures transparency in supply chains, with the aim of encouraging brands to source materials and labor in an ethical and fair trade manner. Supply Chain

The Best Supply Chain Conferences of 2019


Supply chain conferences are an excellent way to connect with industry professionals, learn about new technologies, and refine your operation through the experience of others. WHITE PAPER] The Top Supply Chain Trends that Will Impact Supply Chain Management in 2018.

Overcoming the Crisis of CPG Big Food Industry Supply Chain Disruption

Supply Chain Matters

Included in our Supply Chain Matters Predictions for Industry and Global Supply Chains (available for no-cost complimentary downloading in our Research Center) are what we predicted would be certain extraordinary industry-specific challenges. The packaged consumer product goods and food industry, specifically large, global branded firms and their supply chains, has been included in our list […].

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Keeping It Fresh: How to Improve Operational Effectiveness and Reduce Total Landed Costs in the Fresh Food Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

Todd Bernitt, Vice President of Managed Services at Robinson Fresh addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: Who are the key participants in the fresh food supply chain and what are some of the key processes or challenges involved?

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Terrorism and Supply Chain: A Growing Threat of Supply Chain Terrorism


Terrorism is a reality that, unfortunately, requires our growing attention in the supply chain world. The British Standards Institution Supply Chain Services and Solutions publishes an annual report that analyzes global trouble spots for supply chain operations.

2017 Industry Specific Prediction- Consumer Packaged Food and Beverage Supply Chains

Supply Chain Matters

In our recently unveiled 2017 Predictions for Industry Supply Chains (Available for complimentary downloading in our Research Center), we elected to include Consumer Packaged Food (CPG) and Beverage supply chains in our industry-specific predictions.

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


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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What are supply chain professionals using to make network decisions? 


We recently created a quiz to help supply chain professionals answer this question. Our goal was to help you identify potential improvement opportunities by answering a few questions and get a temperature check on the current landscape of network design solutions.

Some Positive Supply Chain Food Safety Efforts at Chipotle Mexican Grill

Supply Chain Matters

Supply Chain Matters has featured several streaming commentaries focused on Chipotle Mexican Grill, and in our latest update, we are willing to add some praise to ongoing food safety efforts across the supply chain. Food and Beverage supply chain Procurement and Sourcing blog in supply chain management Chipotle Mexican Grill Chipotle Mexican Grill supply chain Supply chain Matters blog

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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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Supply Chains to Admire: 2016 Results

Supply Chain Shaman

This morning, we announced the Supply Chains to Admire Winners and Finalists for 2016. Selfishly, we need standard for our research, but we also want to help supply chain leaders gain new insights from a deep data-driven analysis. Five months of analysis.

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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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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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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Wal-Mart, IBM and Tsinghua University Announce Joint Collaboration on Food Safety Tracking Technology

Supply Chain Matters

This week, global retailer Wal-Mart along with IBM and Tsinghua University announced a joint effort to improve the tracking and movement of food products across China in an effort to improve overall food safety. The government of China has identified food authentication and supply chain tracking as a critical concern to quickly find and eliminate […].

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