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  • Food Waste is Just Plain Ugly

    By Kevin Payne - Friday February 1, 2013
    by Kevin Payne 2,000,000,000 is a big number and when applied to tons of food waste it’s a massive problem.  A recent report , published by The Institute of Mechanical Engineers ,  a U.K.-based engineering society and think tank, states that of...
  • FDA Announces FSMA Rules: The Industry Responds

    By Mike Rozembajgier - Friday February 1, 2013
    by Mike Rozembajgier Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed two food safety rules mandated under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) – exactly two years to the date that President Barack Obama signed this...
  • Recalls Highlight the Importance of Ensuring Food Safety Throughout the Supply Chain

    By Mike Rozembajgier - Wednesday January 2, 2013
    By Mike Rozembajgier In the coming year, millions of Americans will gather with their families around the table to share meals. Most won’t remember the number of food recall notices of 2012, but this remains top of mind for retailers. Any given...
  • Four Easy Ways To Save Money When Shipping Truckload

    By Kellie Morgan - Wednesday December 12, 2012
    By Kellie Morgan By and large, truckload is the standard mode of domestic transportation for the food and grocery supply chain industry. For many suppliers and manufacturers, the costs of shipping truckload make up a large portion of their...
  • FDA Exercises New FSMA Authority – What’s Next?

    By Mike Rozembajgier - Monday December 3, 2012
    By Mike Rozembajgier For the first time since the passage of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently exercised its authority and shut down operations at a peanut processing plant suspected of...
  • The Invisible System: Moving To A Cloud-Based WMS

    By Chuck Fuerst - Tuesday November 6, 2012
    By Chuck Fuerst Moving from an on-premise to cloud-based warehouse management system (WMS) is a giant undertaking, but with significant benefits: A cloud-based WMS will help you focus entirely on business operations rather than back-office systems. This...
  • Recall?! Quick - Check Your ERP And CRM Systems

    By Heather Angus-Lee - Monday October 22, 2012
    By Heather Angus-Lee The word “recall” strikes terror in the heart of food manufacturers and distributors; ask any company that has participated in a recall, and they’ll tell you they wish they’d had more efficient traceability and recall...
  • 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...
  • Time Running out for CARB Compliance on Trailer Aerodynamics

    - Thursday October 11, 2012
    As New York’s famous Times Square Ball drops at midnight, a global audience of more than 1 billion will watch New Yorkers ring in the New Year. For truckers and fleets across the United States, Canada and Mexico, New Year’s will also christen in...
  • Is Our Food Supply Chain Still As Vulnerable As Before 9/11?

    By John Renison - Tuesday October 9, 2012
    By John Renison Enough money has been invested in border security to prevent another terrorist attack. We have seen an increase in human resources, hi-tech equipment and international agreements. Airports have implemented strong security measures and...

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