The Ever-Expanding Role of AI and AR in Food Logistics

Cerasis

The food supply chain is unlike any other. While electronics, automotive, and consumer goods’ supply chains promote their products, the food supply chain represents a basic human necessity–food. Automation Logistics Technology AI and AR in Food Logistics

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Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation

Talking Logistics

and Pamela Johnston , vice president, legal and risk at Transplace (a Talking Logistics sponsor), on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and its impact on the supply chain. A 3PL or warehouseman may be considered a shipper, which is defined as “a person who initiates a shipment of food by motor vehicle or rail vehicle.” The post Impact of Food Safety Modernization Act on Transportation appeared first on Talking Logistics with Adrian Gonzalez.

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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. The right software, such as DELMIA Quintiq, can empower retailers to adjust to a new set of constraints and requirements in real time such as: New pick-up locations Sudden changes in volume New or additional modes of transport Changes in network of stores Traffic congestion.

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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. Blog Food and Beverage Supply Chain TMS kuebix tms Manufacturing Shipping Transportation Industry transportation management system

The Main Challenges of Food and Beverage Shipping

PLS Logistics

Working in the food industry is incredibly exciting and diverse, however, it can be a very complex sector. Food supply chains involve an endless number of processes, and unraveling them is quite a challenge. Especially, food and beverage shipping. The food and beverage sector is tightly connected with logistics and transportation. Blog food and beverage food shipping logistics challenges

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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The Food Safety Modernization Act and the Supply Chain, Explained

Loftware

Manufacturing and transportation of food are more closely monitored than before. Supply Chain FDA Regulatory Labeling Food & Beverage

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Transportation Management Systems (TMS) in the Food Supply Chain

Talking Logistics

JP Wiggins, Co-Founder & Vice President of Logistics at 3Gtms addresses the following questions and more in this timely and informative episode: What are some key factors or trends that are making transportation management systems (TMS) more important than ever today for companies in the food industry? Why are many food companies still not using a TMS? Which TMS capabilities are becoming more important for food companies today?

Food and Grocery Transportation Trends: What to Know in 2020

MercuryGate

The post Food and Grocery Transportation Trends: What to Know in 2020 appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Food and Beverage TMS Supply Chain Trends Blog Posts

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Rising Consumer Expectations are Prompting Change in Food Supply Chains

Kuebix

The food industry is no stranger to steadily rising consumer expectations and standards. It’s becoming increasingly normal for consumers to shop for food in a variety of ways. The post Rising Consumer Expectations are Prompting Change in Food Supply Chains appeared first on Kuebix. Blog Customer Experience Food and Beverage Trends consumer expectations Delivery Food kuebix Supply Chain transportation

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Improving the Transportation Solve: Jointly Optimizing across Inventory and Transportation

Logistics Viewpoints

They can buy and implement a transportation management system (TMS). Or they can outsource transportation planning and execution to a 3PL that provides managed transportation services (MTS). Food & Beverage Industry Inventory Management Logistics Outsourcing Supply Chain Optimization Transportation Management Systems inventory Mananged Transportation optimization TMS

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

Cerasis

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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Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays?

Talking Logistics

Since produce and fresh ingredients are typically key for holiday meals, safely transporting these temperature-sensitive items, delivering them on time and in full, and keeping them freshly stocked on store shelves is vitally important for food retailers. Read more Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays? The post Is Your Food & Beverage Supply Chain Ready for the Holidays?

National Food Group Selects BluJay’s Transportation Management for Improved Logistics Execution and Customer Experience

BluJay Solutions

National wholesale food distributor will leverage TMS to scale for growth. Holland, MI – June 24, 2020 – BluJay Solutions , a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announces that National Food Group has deployed BluJay’s Transportation Management platform for improved execution and customer service. National Food Group is excited to upgrade our transportation and logistics execution with BluJay’s platform,” says Heather Adam, VP of Operations at NFG.

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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Five Reasons Why Food Shippers are Eating Up TMS Solutions

Talking Logistics

Transportation Management Systems (TMS) is fast becoming a go-to tool for supply chain management professionals across every industry. However, for one industry in particular – food producers/shippers – TMS is becoming indispensable. Here are five reasons why TMS for transportation automation and optimization is a must-have for food shippers. Reason #3 – Capacity issues weigh more heavily on food shippers.

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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. If you’re a food shipper — or a 3PL, carrier, or technology company serving the industry – this is a “must attend” event.

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.

Omnichannel Takes on Food Industry, Gains Consumer Support

PLS Logistics

Although the food supply chain infrastructure is efficient, consumers are seeking home delivery and click-and-collect options, and grocery stores have to adjust, overhauling their fulfillment system to serve the omnichannel market. Transportation Omni-ChannelThere is a shift in how consumers are approaching grocery shopping, using more channels than ever before. Grocery is an $800 billion market – online grocery sales are expected to grow, becoming a $24 billion industry in 2017.

Tips for Safely Transporting Pharmaceuticals

Cerasis

Transporting pharmaceuticals is arguably more important than manufacturing them, because it enables these lifesaving medications to make it to where they are needed most. When transporting pharmaceuticals, how can logistics workers do it safely , and what precautions are necessary for things like temperature control and to guard against theft? Guarding Against Cargo Theft Cargo theft is one of the largest risks associated with pharmaceutical manufacture and transport.

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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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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Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Logistics of Logistics

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is detailed and complicated. What Is The Food Safety Modernization Act? The Food Safety Modernization Act is the biggest overhaul of food safety oversight in the history of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The goal is to make food safer from farm to fork. The law also covers imported food, which now accounts for about 15% of the food consumed in the United States. Create a food safety plan.

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6 Applications and Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management

Cerasis

Let’s talk about Blockchain technology in transportation management. Blockchain technology in transportation management improves effectiveness because of the technology’s capability and chronological elements. 3 Applications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management. The blockchain isn’t wildly popular in transportation management yet. Food Safety. 3 Implications of Blockchain Technology in Transportation Management.

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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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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A TMS Tale of Two Food Shippers – Which Describes Your Evolutionary State?

Supply Chain Collaborator

The Summer 2020 issue of Food Shippers of America Magazine has dropped. Specifically, the issue published two articles addressing the use and utilization of TMS platforms by food shipping organizations. So, this tale is for a food shipper with no prior TMS exposure.

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Why Quintiq employees are donating their time to the World Food Programme

DELMIA Quintiq

As CEO of Quintiq, it’s a great honor to partner with the World Food Programme (WFP). It’s about bringing food—the most basic of needs—to those who need it most. million metric tons of WFP food assistance every year. Why instead are Quintiq employees donating their precious time to the World Food Programme? Supply Chain Planning & Optimization Transport & Logistics

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Stronger Together: The Americold Operating System

Americold

It’s a familiar key deliverable for food producers and food retailers that builds a strong foundation for brand loyalty. Food Safety Warehouse Safety Transportation Environment Energy Internet of Things Visibility in Supply Chain Frozen produce Automation IoT Sustainablity Continuous improvement cold storage Temperature-controlled infrastructure food security food supply chain temperature-controlled supply chain AOSConsistency.

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.

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. Do you ever wonder how all of these foods and products got here,” I ask them. Why doesn’t the ice cream melt when it gets transported from the factory?

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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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Food and Grocery TMS: How Food Distributors Utilize a TMS to Stay Compliant & Reduce Costs

MercuryGate

For food supply chains, disruptions amplify supply chain problems. After all, food is a necessity, and regardless of unforeseen circumstances, it will remain in demand. Fortunately, the use of a transportation management system (TMS) can […]. The post Food and Grocery TMS: How Food Distributors Utilize a TMS to Stay Compliant & Reduce Costs appeared first on MercuryGate International.

Farm-to-Table: How to Safely Transport Food so it Stays Fresh

Freight Center

billion tons of food is wasted every year globally, which equates to $1 trillion wasted US dollars. How you safely transport your perishable, temperature controlled items is vital so that it stays fresh. As the harvest season ramps up, those in the food industry face several challenges in keeping food safe. The key to packaging food is insulation and refrigeration — keeping heat and moisture out and cool temperatures in. A Standout in Food Logistics.

Food Safety Modernization Act in a Nutshell

The Logistics of Logistics

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is detailed and complicated. What Is The Food Safety Modernization Act? The Food Safety Modernization Act is the biggest overhaul of food safety oversight in the history of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The goal is to make food safer from farm to fork. The law also covers imported food, which now accounts for about 15% of the food consumed in the United States. Create a food safety plan.

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