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Heroes of Food Safety: Harvey Wiley, Pioneer and Activist

Continuing our celebration of Food Safety Education Month, we honor Harvey Wiley, an American chemist best known for his leadership in the passage of the...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 19, 2019 | Food Safety

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Digital Twins: Coming of Age for the Supply Chain

The next big movement in telematics for the supply chain and logistics industry could be a combination of hardwired sensors and remote monitoring platforms all together in what is now becoming a new phenomenon: a digital twin.

Written by Garret Weigel | September 17, 2019 | Supply Chain

Heroes of Food Safety: Upton Sinclair and the Meat Inspection Act of 1906

Continuing our celebration of Food Safety Education Month, in this post we honor Upton Sinclair (September 20, 1878 – November 25, 1968), the Pulitzer-prize winning author of more than 100 books. The novel that brought him the most fame, The Jungle, provided a fictionalized account of the horrific conditions at Chicago’s “Packingtown,” the center of the U.S. meatpacking industry at the turn of the 20th century. It...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 11, 2019 | Food Safety

What is the Difference Between Logistics and Supply Chain Management?

The thin line that separates logistics and supply chain management might be a little hazy, and most often these concepts are intertwined. Logistics, supply chain, transportation - are all descriptors, among many, of a new sector of global and emerging commerce that has moved to the forefront of global business in today’s worldwide economy. But what exactly is the difference between “logistics” and “supply chain...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 5, 2019 | Supply Chain

Heroes of Food Safety: Louis Pasteur and the Invention of Pasteurization

September is National Food Safety Education Month! In honor of all those who help keep our food safe along the entire supply chain, we’re posting a 3-part series profiling three heroes who made history with their enormous contributions to food safety. We begin with Louis Pasteur, the namesake of pasteurization. He discovered a process that we take for granted today, but saved untold lives since its introduction to...

Written by Garret Weigel | September 3, 2019 | Food Safety

Managing Cargo in the Age of Less-Than-Truckload

The less-than-truckload (LTL) industry has been experiencing very strong growth, driven in part by the manufacturing sector in addition to robust retail and e-commerce sectors. They need LTL carriers to transport smaller shipments for last-mile and middle-mile logistics to distribution centers. Last year, some experts touted economic conditions in the transportation marketplace as producing the strongest LTL market...

Written by Garret Weigel | August 28, 2019 | Connected Facility

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