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4 Practical Ideas for Better Fleet Management

There are numerous factors involved in effective and efficient fleet management, including investing in the right technology and utilizing it to protect your...

Written by Garret Weigel | March 5, 2020 | Supply Chain

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Improving Traceability in Food Chains

How do we improve traceability in food value chains? A recent report by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with McKinsey & Company outlines in great detail new strategies that stakeholders can take advantage of. They explore ways within complex and extended supply chains that those responsible for marketing perishable goods can take to improve the traceability of food shipments within their value chains as...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 26, 2020 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

Carefully Moving the Cold Chain: Best Practices With Managing Refrigerated Cargo

Refrigerated and temperature-controlled cargo is becoming more popular as more commodities require specific climate conditions for transport. More and more goods are traveling around the globe, and often these commodities have a higher value because of their perishable characteristics. This includes produce and other food perishables as well as pharmaceuticals and medicinal products that must be kept in a...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 20, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, FSMA, Supply Chain

Monitoring Perishables and Medications During a Power Outage

California has experienced unusual weather throughout its 169 year history, but more recently the most populous U.S. state has seen widespread droughts and severe wind. This has caused utility companies to take proactive measures to prevent wildfires - another issue this state is no stranger to. Drought and wind contribute to starting wildfires, leading to the difficult decision of cutting off power for customers.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 18, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, Connected Facility, Supply Chain

The Pharmaceutical Cold Chain: A Lifeline

How do you get insulin to remote countries like Eritrea, Tajikistan, and Pakistan? Or how about delivering life-saving blood-clotting hemophilia treatments to places to the barrios of Puerto Rico, El Salvador, and Jamaica? Or cancer-fighting drugs to places like Malawi, Belarus, and Syria?

Written by Garret Weigel | February 12, 2020 | Pharmacy Safety, Supply Chain

Field to Market: Grape Logistics

Delano, California is grape country. The northern California town is located about 30 miles from Bakersfield, and is the home of grape growers. It's also the site of the 1965 Delano grape strike led by then activist Cesar Chavez of the National Farm Workers Association (NFWA). At the time he led the workers seeking improvements in farm workers wages and working conditions.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 6, 2020 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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