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FRUIT LOGISTICA's 2019 Trends Report: Surprises in the Store

Every year since 1993, FRUIT LOGISTICA has hosted a global trade show serving the international fresh produce market. The show covers every sector of the fresh...

Written by Garret Weigel | August 14, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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FRUIT LOGISTICA’s 2019 Trends Report: Adding Value to the Global Produce Market

FRUIT LOGISTICA, a global trade show serving the international fresh produce market, covers all facets of the business of foodservice in order to provide a comprehensive view of the innovations, products, and services along the international supply chain. The company also presents a trends report at the tradeshow, in addition to making it available to anyone via free download. The FRUIT LOGISTICA report provides...

Written by Garret Weigel | August 6, 2019 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

The Potential of Robotics Process Automation for Shipping Perishable Goods

In part 1, we introduced robotics process automation (RPA) and how it can provide value to industries such as banking, financial services, human resources, and transportation. In this post, we’ll speak more specifically to how RPA can improve the supply chain.

Written by Garret Weigel | July 31, 2019 | Supply Chain

How Good Distribution Practices Help Ensure Pharmaceutical Quality

As the FDA increases regulations to ensure consumer protections, expectations for pharmaceutical quality are playing a greater role for all stakeholders in the supply chain, from manufacturers and suppliers to pharmacies and clinics. Patients in need of medications rightfully expect that their prescriptions will be safe and effective, since consumers are unable to detect contamination in drugs as they might, say in...

Written by Garret Weigel | July 23, 2019 | Pharmacy Safety, Supply Chain

Largest Wholesale Grocery Supplier Recalls Meat and Poultry Products

Every year, the USDA manages over 100 recalls (sometimes as many as 150) across the United States. These recalls are made for a wide range of issues, from something as simple as an undeclared allergen to issues as dangerous as Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC). Recently, a wholesale grocer recalled pre-cooked and raw meat and poultry products due to a temperature excursion along the supply chain. This in and of...

Written by Garret Weigel | July 17, 2019 | Food Safety, HACCP, FSMA, Supply Chain

Understanding Robotics Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) uses software and artificial intelligence to automate rules-based, repetitive tasks and processes. Instead of an accountant manually reconciling two or more sets of data and investing time to understand the differences, RPA can automate the reconciliation tasks. This frees up time for workers to invest their time, intellect, and duties elsewhere.

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

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