Geofencing: The New Strategic Perimeter

Geofencing isn't exactly new, but it is an important technological concept that's being utilized not only in the transportation sector, but in many other industries as well. It has many capabilities and allows an enterprise to utilize geolocation for better control and management of the supply chain.

Written by Garret Weigel | December 26, 2019 | Supply Chain

Food Safety in the Air

When we typically think food safety, what comes to mind is food in transit to stores, then available for purchase, and eventually makes it on to our kitchen tables. However, there's another category of food safety: food served by airlines during air travel.

Written by Garret Weigel | December 24, 2019 | Food Safety

On the Road Again: Delivering Christmas Trees

The tree at Rockefeller Center in the heart of the holiday hullabaloo, smack dab in the middle of New York City, is iconic, surrounded by skaters, chocolate shops, ornamental angels lit up and in formation, and plenty of tourists who swarm the area to see the Norway Spruce that's delivered to the site about three weeks before Thanksgiving.The Rockefeller Center tree may be iconic, but live trees are still popular....

Written by Garret Weigel | December 18, 2019 | Supply Chain

Meeting Demand: Shipping Holiday Gifts with Newfound Velocity

As consumers continue to begin their holiday spending rendezvous earlier, thanks to omnichannel options, they want reliable delivery that is fast and nimble. That's what Austin-based Convey found when they surveyed more than 2,500 US consumers identifies the trends and themes that will define the online shopping experience this holiday and beyond. Their report, Shoppers Have a Need for Speed – Not Just Free Shipping...

Written by Garret Weigel | December 12, 2019 | Supply Chain

Driving Grocery Store Optimization Through Perishables

Grocery stores offer a wide variety of foods, including many perishables that require tight temperature controls. Fridges, freezers, reach-ins, and bunkers that hold these sensitive foods must be checked throughout the day, taking time away from team members from ensuring good experience for their customers. Manual temperature checks, typically done with pen and paper, are error-prone, easily forgotten, increase...

Written by Garret Weigel | December 10, 2019 | Food Safety, HACCP

Is Our Food Any Safer Since the Passage of FSMA?

In just the last couple of months, we’ve been reading reports about one new food recall after another: Listeria in smoked salmon, E.coli in ground beef, and undeclared allergens in P.F. Chang’s frozen entrees – and that’s not an exhaustive list. These ongoing incidents have once more raised the question among health experts of just how safe our food is since passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in...

Written by Garret Weigel | December 5, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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