Author: Garret Weigel

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On the Road Again: Transporting Horses

Each year the Kentucky Derby features a field of horses that compete with all eyes on them from viewers located all over the world. But how do all those horses get there?

Written by Garret Weigel | October 9, 2019 | Supply Chain

Young Consumers Put Their Money on Environment-Friendly Restaurants

21st century consumers care more about sustainable business practices than ever before – Millennials in particular. By 2025, this generation will represent 75% of the workforce and will have $2.75 trillion in spending power globally. A recent Nielsen global online study found that Millennials are most willing to pay extra for sustainable offerings – almost three-out-of-four respondents in the latest findings, up...

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

Heroes of Pharmacy Safety: Henry Banting and Insulin

October is American Pharmacists Month! In honor of all those who provide life-saving therapeutics to ensure the public health, we’re posting a 3-part series profiling heroes who made history with their enormous contributions to the pharmaceutical industry. We begin with Henry Banting, a Canadian medical scientist, physician, and Nobel laureate who developed the extraction of insulin into a practical treatment for...

Written by Garret Weigel | October 1, 2019 | Pharmacy Safety

Optimizing Store Operations at Scale with SmartSense

There was once a large grocery chain with over 1,000 retail locations who wanted to improve its business. Competition was growing, labor costs were increasing, and they needed to operate more intelligently than they had previously. Leadership was frustrated with the limited visibility they had into store operations. Management was frustrated with the time employees spent on routine, non-customer facing activities....

Written by Garret Weigel | September 25, 2019 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, Connected Facility, Supply Chain

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 landmark Pure Food and Drug Act of 1906. He was also the first commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration, and the pioneer food safety champion who paved the way for today’s leading consumer advocates.

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

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

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