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  • The Food Service Supply Chain- A View from the Other Side

    By Pete Kontakos - Wednesday August 8, 2012
    As a former restaurant manager for over 20 years who’s family still currently owns and operates food service establishments, I feel uniquely qualified to help vendors help themselves when it comes to the efficiency involved with the actual unloading...
  • Label Me Agile

    By Michael Edgett - Monday July 2, 2012
    The latest labeling battle is coming out of California where voters will decide in November whether to require that retail products containing genetically modified ingredients be clearly labeled as such. If that happens, it will require food...
  • The Role of Information Technology in Logistics

    By Pete Kontakos - Tuesday June 26, 2012
    In recent years, the logistical landscape has become a rapidly evolving business environment, and as such, more and more enterprises are looking for that competitive edge to gain a larger market share. As in most industries, it is toward technology-led...
  • Food Safety Modernization Act And Your Supply Chain

    By Pete Kontakos - Thursday May 31, 2012
    The FSMA, or Food Safety Modernization Act , was signed into law by the President in January 2011, with the intent of granting the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) additional power to monitor and police food companies as a means of improving...
  • Allowing Drivers To Get Involved Can Greatly Improve Your Operation

    By Rob Shelton - Tuesday May 22, 2012
    I am often surprised by haulers in the UK who don’t engage drivers more in the day-to-day running of a fleet. I don’t mean inviting them to board meetings, or allowing them free-reign to do what they want – I mean asking for feedback on how routes...
  • "Graying" With Envy

    By Sean O'Farrell - Monday May 21, 2012
    I recently received a call from a major retailer, requesting a presentation addressing automation in the grocery industry.  Offering a strong background in grocery and automation, I welcomed the invitation but asked that we answer a few questions...
  • Intermodal Equipped With Opportunities

    By Tyler Wolfe - Tuesday May 1, 2012
    By: Tyler Wolfe As manufacturers begin inching toward recovery and truck tonnage climbs, capacity shortages remain among the top of shipper’s concerns. With CSA regulations looming; some experts fear as high as 15 percent of trucks could disappear...
  • The Sizzle Sells the Steak!

    By Neetin Datar and Paul Pretko - Monday March 12, 2012
    By: Neetin Datar and Paul Pretko Its evening time and you are sitting at a restaurant. You have already given some thought to what you going to eat for dinner. You are about to order when suddenly another waiter briskly walks by you with a sizzling...
  • Fuel: Making the Difference for Foodservice Fleets in 2012

    By Sean Evans and Ryan Mossman - Tuesday December 13, 2011
    By Sean Evans, Marketing Specialist – Fuel Center By Ryan Mossman, Vice President and General Manager – Fuel Center While 2011 has been a tremendously challenging year for foodservice fleets of all sizes, 2012 looks to bring more of the same...
  • Preparing for the NLRB's Proposed Changes To Union Election Rules

    By Robert T. Quackenboss - Monday November 21, 2011
    By: Robert T. Quackenboss On November 30, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will vote on sweeping proposed changes to the rules by which it conducts union representation elections.  The proposed changes fall broadly into three categories: (1...

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