Software & Tech
E-Commerce Pushes Changes in CPG Packaging
In the past, food was never thought of as something to buy online. But now, everything is different which means packaging needs to adapt.
June 27, 2022
How to Ensure Operations Follow FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety
June 24, 2022
How Strong Traceability Programs Reduce Risks of Food Recalls
June 22, 2022
How Standardized Track and Trace Mitigates Risk in Food Transportation
June 15, 2022
Reusable Transport Item Solution for Farm-to-Store Supply Chains
June 9, 2022
SaaS App Provides First-Mile Traceability
June 8, 2022
Federal Gas Tax Holiday vs. the Highway Trust Fund. What’s Next?
President Biden is calling on Congress to make sure that the gas tax holiday has no negative effect on the Highway Trust Fund. But, critics feel otherwise. Let's discuss.
June 27, 2022
The Great Reshuffling Puts Frontline Jobs First
The supply chain is now considered to be the pandemic's must-have college degree. Here’s why.
June 1, 2022
Moving the Needle in Continued Supply Chain Education
Since The Great Reshuffling pushed many frontline jobs to the forefront, post-pandemic, supply chain jobs are here to stay.
June 20, 2022
Safety & Security
Disruption as the New Normal?
With disruption quickly becoming the New Normal, how can food businesses strengthen these weaknesses, creating more resilient supply chains that are able to scale and flex in-line with ever-shifting demands and challenges?
June 2, 2022
Biden-Harris Executive Order to Strengthen Food Supply Chains
The Executive Order will also promote fair and competitive agricultural markets, prevent abuse of farmers by poultry processors and make prices fairer for farmers and American consumers.
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
June 1, 2022
Food Shortages in Wake of Russia-Ukraine War
The food logistics industry is facing shortages stemming from many challenges. But with a pivot to better software, many of these problems can be mitigated moving forward.
May 31, 2022
How Enterprise Labeling Can Fix Food and Beverage Industry’s Food Safety Problems
Cloud-based labeling software can integrate directly with critical applications, like warehouse management systems (WMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) or product lifecycle management (PLM).
May 23, 2022
Food and Beverage Industry Experienced Most Frequent Cargo Theft
In North America, prevalence of port congestion and railhead delays are seen as crucial factor.
May 17, 2022
How Carbon Labeling Can Reduce Food Industry's Carbon Footprint
For CPGs, food manufacturers and logistics teams looking to get involved in sustainability but unsure where to start, carbon labeling is a great first step.
May 10, 2022
How IoT Helps Food Retailers Deliver Descriptive Insights, Prescriptive Analytics
Advances in IoT are making it more accessible to incorporate digital and physical workflows in a way that enables operators to increase brand loyalty and profit potential.
SmartSense by Digi
April 26, 2022
Sustainable Ag Needs a Broader, More Inclusive Definition
Sustainable agricultural practices cannot be summed up by a label on a piece of fruit in the grocery story. They must be measured by their environmental, economic and societal impact.
April 19, 2022
9 Best Practices for Ensuring Food Safety and Quality
Adopt best practices that enable them to maintain strict temperature adherence for fresh and frozen products at every step of the food supply chain.
April 18, 2022
Why Product Traceability Matters: Lessons from FSMA
Blockchain use isn’t nascent in the food industry, but a giant nudge from its leading regulating agency to freshen up the way it tracks products from farm-to-fork will accelerate adoption in food and elsewhere.
April 13, 2022
Enhancing Plant-Based Food Manufacturing with Machine Learning
As more brands roll out plant-based meat alternatives, we’ll see a growing number of manufacturers leverage smart technologies, like AI and ML, to work faster and smarter.
April 12, 2022
Blockchain Takes Food Traceability to the Next Level
Preparing your systems first means taking the time to understand the technology. A good next step is looking at how a given blockchain will integrate with your existing systems, including IT and personnel training.
Farm to Plate, a division of Paramount Software Solutions
April 11, 2022
Supply Chain Visibility
Cold Chain Visibility Innovation Grows with Disposable Smart Tag
A new smart label from Muddy Boots by TELUS Agriculture helps reduce food waste through in-depth temperature monitoring. The solution uses a thin cold chain tag that monitors temperature and is disposable.
Muddy Boots by TELUS Agriculture
April 7, 2022
Solving Agri-Food Supply Chain Problems
Use cases include traditional staples such as inbound and outbound logistics, supply and demand planning and network optimization.
April 5, 2022
Shelf Life Monitoring Systems Achieves Quest for Fresher Produce
The mobile applications standardize inspection procedures, while detailed reports and dashboards allow retailers to benchmark performance, improve sourcing and reduce shrink.
April 3, 2022
The Current State of International Agricultural Trade
To secure a more competitive edge for U.S. agriculture in the global market, diversifying trade agreements should be prioritized.
April 2, 2022
Meeting Demanding Food Supply Chain Challenges
By investing in reliable, advanced and comprehensive reefer monitoring technology, temperature-controlled freight carriers can safely deliver cold foods to customers.
April 1, 2022
Grocers and Food Distributors Realize New Ways to Reduce Food Shrink Expenses
Grocers and food distributors should expand solutions beyond inventory control and re-think their truck fleet life cycle strategies to improve on-time deliveries and reduce other operating expenses that can add up to billions.
Fleet Advantage, LLC
March 24, 2022
Russia Ukraine War Presents Risk on Food Shortages, Price Hikes
The risk of civil unrest, food shortages and inflation-induced recessions cannot be discounted. Soaring food and fuel prices will affect the most vulnerable in developing countries.
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
March 18, 2022
Robots Ensure Food Safety as Labor and Supply Challenges Remain High
Investing in robots isn’t just a new way to clean. It’s a way to solve staffing and supply chain shortages.
March 11, 2022
Rock Stars of the Supply Chain: Disruptions Shed Tremendous Light on the Cold Chain
David Sours, SVP at CBRE, explains how there's been a groundswell of interest in the cold food chain and details how companies are making adjustments as a result.
March 9, 2022
The Produce Supply Chain Needs Custom Solutions
When operators examine existing procedures and develop customized solutions, everyone can benefit -- growers, processors, retailers, consumers and the planet.
March 2, 2022
The Role of Intelligent Packaging in Supply Chain Transparency
Intelligent packaging has great potential for improving supply chain effectiveness and efficiency. Here's how.
Future Market Insights
February 22, 2022
Streamlining the New Normal for Food and Beverage Sourcing with Supplier Relationship Management
Supply chain measurement, visibility, collaboration and risk management are more important than ever. How manufacturers take advantage of today’s tools indicates how well they can address the supply chain problems.
February 16, 2022
Keeping Supply Chain Threats at Bay: Not all Threats Originate from Logistics
Linda Mallers, CEO and president of MaetaData, details why not all threats originate from logistics and how technology delivers the analytics and insights needed to plan ahead.
MaetaData, formerly FarmLogix, LLC
February 15, 2022
Software & Technology
How Small Businesses Optimize Food Supply Chains with Technology
Technology can enable the creation of a high-functioning ecosystem where all parties can readily track the origin and destination of a product in real time and what happens at every location in between.
Zebra Technologies Corp.
February 11, 2022
2022 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain: How Bloomin’ Brands’ Lindy Miller Ensures Food Quality and Safety in Foodservice
Lindy Miller, senior director, quality assurance for Bloomin Brands, was named the overall winner of Food Logistics’ 2022 Rock Star of the Supply Chain award.
February 9, 2022
Supply Chain Visibility
How Blue Bell Creameries Achieves Increased Visibility, Inventory Efficiency and Ingredient Traceability
Blue Bell tapped RFgen to achieve an ERP upgrade, operate multiple systems, enhance logistics and scale its solutions.
February 9, 2022
L.I.N.K. Live: 2022 Rock Stars of the Supply Chain: Turning an Unfortunate Situation into an Opportunity
Not many people can say that having a foodborne illness is what propelled their career in food. Find out how Lindy Miller, senior director, quality assurance of Bloomin’ Brands, leads the charge in food safety and quality in the foodservice space.
February 9, 2022
Traceability and Transparency: The Next Wave of Change Coming to Foodservice and Supply Chains in 2022
Challenges ahead necessitate foodservice brands invest in technology-driven supply chain quality management, monitoring and compliance programs to implement requirements.
ComplianceMetrix, LLC (CMX)
January 27, 2022