The Globalization of Fresh Produce

"In the freight industry, the year-round produce that we enjoy impacts the supply and demand for trucks, affects capacity, and freight rates as well," writes FreightWaves Market Expert Michael Crosby on their website. "Strawberries and lettuce from California, tomatoes and oranges from Florida or grapefruit and pecans from Texas definitely influence the freight markets, but there’s more than inland transportation...

Written by Garret Weigel | March 20, 2019 | Food Safety, Connected Facility, HACCP, Supply Chain

On the Road Again: Transporting the Baltimore Ravens

The National Football League has 32 teams. Each weekend during football season somebody is playing at home and somebody is playing away. This amounts to a significant logistical feat – or at least it is for one East Coast team.

Written by Garret Weigel | March 15, 2019 | Supply Chain

Global Positioning System (GPS): The Past, Present, and Future

“GPS” is a common term these days. The Global Positioning System, originally called Navstar GPS (a network of U.S. satellites that now provides positioning services globally), is an interstellar radio-navigation system. It incorporates a constellation of satellites and a network of ground stations for monitoring and control over positioning technology. Approximately 32 GPS satellites orbit the Earth at an...

Written by Garret Weigel | March 6, 2019 | Supply Chain

Blockchain Technology – In Plain English

When the Gartner Group conducted research among CIOs, 43% of respondents were interested in blockchain technology, but 34% had no interest. Remarkably, only a few had actually adopted blockchain: a mere 1% of respondents.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 27, 2019 | Connected Facility, Supply Chain

Real-World Applications of Advanced Analytics

Tackling food safety and maintaining medication efficacy is complicated, and requires close collaboration with foodservice and healthcare professionals to ensure success. In building our product line, we have worked hand-in-hand with customers to understand their needs and in turn, grow our analytics product offering.

Written by Garret Weigel | February 6, 2019 | Pharmacy Safety, Food Safety, Connected Facility, Supply Chain

Navigating Adverse Weather Conditions and Natural Disasters

Every year weather conditions make headlines, particularly events like fires, hurricanes, flooding, and more. In terms of extreme conditions, they have been devastating to people, their homes, and the supply chains they rely upon. The transportation environment has never been riper for a widespread adoption of technology to help forecast adverse weather conditions, reroute shipments, and provide real-time visibility...

Written by Garret Weigel | February 1, 2019 | Supply Chain

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