Preventing Foodborne Illness Through Recalls

Recently, hundreds of pounds of salad from Whole Foods, Trader Joe's, and Walmart were recalled due to concerns about salmonella and listeria contamination....

Written by Garret Weigel | October 31, 2019 | Food Safety, FSMA, Supply Chain

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Building, Planning, and Implementing an Efficient Cold Chain

The cold chain refers to temperature-controlled logistics of perishable commodities that require a specific climate. More specifically, the cold chain refers to all of the equipment and resources that are utilized along the supply chain of transport from point-of-origin to the point of final delivery. It includes transportation assets such as refrigerated containers or railcars, as well as other transportation...

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

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

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

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

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

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