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Guest Contributors provide their insights on the food supply, transportation and logistics industries.

  • Increase Supply Chain Efficiency with the Latest Docking Equipment

    - Wednesday January 15, 2014
    The relationship between man and machine in supply chain management can be measured by efficiency. The latest docking equipment available today allows for workers to collaborate with machinery in a time-sensitive and quantity productive manner. Docking design and equipment can show positive influence on production flow. Efficiency doesn’t only refer to supply results, however, it can refer to...
  • Look to Improve Process to Increase Margins

    By Richard Feldt - Wednesday November 13, 2013
    While rising healthcare, production and fuel costs continue to put downward pressure on profits, food producers and distributors need to look carefully at internal efficiencies and cost savings to boost margins. At the same time, competition from foreign producers is on the rise, creating additional pricing pressure from customers. U.S. consumer spending on food is expected to grow annually...
  • Improving Food Logistics with Mobile Technology

    - Tuesday October 29, 2013
    Customer service is priority for food companies; it’s the make or break of any good, thriving business. In general, they understand the need to go the extra mile to provide their clients and their clients’ customers with the best service possible. Thankfully, advancements in IT are helping these companies meet expectations of a demanding market. With the ubiquitous internet, for example...
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Lara Sowinski

Food Logistics Editor-In-Chief Lara Sowinski provides her insights on the food supply, transportation and logistics industries.

  • Food Recalls Don’t Shake Americans’ Concerns

    By Lara Sowinski - Friday October 19, 2012
    Americans are a resilient bunch—for better or worse. It seems despite increased food recalls and outbreaks of contamination, consumers in the U.S. are not any more concerned over the safety of the food supply. Research firm NPD’s latest Food Safety Monitor report shows that for the period of January through August of this year, on average, 60 percent of U.S. consumers were somewhat or slightly...
  • ILA Talks Take a Turn for the Worse

    By Lara Sowinski - Wednesday August 29, 2012
    by Lara L. Sowinski Negotiations between the International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) and the United States Maritime Alliance (USMX) broke down last week, despite what appeared to be genuine progress over the past few months. ILA President Harold Daggett said the development means a strike is likely when the current contract expires on September 30. Bad timing, of course, for...
  • Advanced Food Production Technologies To Thank for Keeping the Drought of 2012 at Bay

    By Maurice Hladik - Wednesday August 29, 2012
    by Maurice Hladik, author of Demystifying Food from Farm to Fork If today’s farmers were forced to rely on technologies from 1956 or 1988, when there were two previous droughts comparable to this year, the results would have been devastating. Much has been said about the amount of corn we will or will not have next year, so let’s use that crop as an example. The USDA projects a drop in...
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