Supply Chain Logistics: The Backbone of Global Trade and an Optimal Standard of Living

While the world may feel like it’s becoming smaller due to the advances in technology and communications, there is still a great disparity between the resources some countries have over others. This disparity can be partly explained by the lack of a substantial supply chain with supporting technology in developing or underdeveloped nations; it substantially affects their ability to move the same level of supplies...

Written by Garret Weigel | January 2, 2019 | Supply Chain

The Holiday Supply Chain: New Expectations from Ecommerce

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. And with robust retail sales, retailers know that the success of holiday sales depends on satisfied customers and an agile supply chain to support them. The National Retail Federation (NRF) estimates holiday sales to rise between 4.3 and 4.8 percent above 2017 levels, with expenditure predictions at $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion.

Written by Garret Weigel | December 21, 2018 | Supply Chain

Supply Chain Visibility for Operational Excellence

Monitoring the supply chain is essential for ensuring that perishable foods maintain their quality, and medications maintain their efficacy. In order to do so effectively, logistics managers need a solution that provides proof of inventory temperature throughout the cold chain. Real-time monitoring would not be possible without the help of IoT connected sensors and on-demand reporting.

Written by Garret Weigel | December 19, 2018 | FSMA, Supply Chain

Improving Food Safety in Canadian and U.S. Supply Chains

In late October 2018, food manufacturers recalled 4 million pounds of goods shipped nationwide to grocers and food distributors due to a Canadian shipper's recall of vegetables used in the affected products. Earlier in the year, a seed snack mix produced in the United States and shipped to Canada was recalled first in Canada and later in the U.S. for fear of contamination from Listeria, a harmful bacterial...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 27, 2018 | Supply Chain, FSMA, Food Safety

The Thanksgiving Supply Chain: Let’s Be Thankful for No Foodborne Illness

Thanksgiving is just around the corner – do you have your turkey and all the fixings for your Thanksgiving dinner ready to go? Better yet, do you know what your turkey has been through to make it to your dinner table!? Retailers and distributors sure do. They understand the high-demands of the holiday season better than anyone else. It's becoming increasingly important to respond to these demands with technology...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 20, 2018 | Supply Chain, Food Safety, HACCP

From Farm to Fork: The Dairy Supply Chain

Milk and dairy products have been associated with foodborne illness for centuries. So it’s no surprise that they’re probably the most highly regulated foods. In fact, the milk industry was the first sector of the food industry to implement its own regulations to improve food safety. To get a little perspective – in 1924, when the first Pasteurized Milk Ordinance was passed, milk products accounted for 25% of all...

Written by Garret Weigel | November 14, 2018 | Food Safety, Supply Chain

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