Traceability in the food industry is especially important for perishable fresh food

5 Ways to Increase Traceability in the Food Industry

Food producers, grocery stores, and restaurants are increasingly concerned about traceability in the food industry for two big reasons: they want to be able to assure customers that products are safe if an outbreak of foodborne illness or contamination occurs, and they need to be able to quickly remove unsafe food from their shelves and…

Supply chain management for the circular economy demonstrated via graphic

Supply Chain Management for the Circular Economy: Reducing Waste and Lowering Costs

Supply chain management in the circular economy focuses on eliminating waste to improve operational efficiency and cut costs. Finding opportunities to create and support a circular supply chain requires that businesses audit their processes, labor pools, and the tools that support them. By reviewing these elements with a critical eye, most supply chain managers will…

How can you improve the warehouse shipping process?

How to Improve the Warehouse Shipping Process

On its surface, the warehouse shipping process is simple. The customer places an order, the warehouse management system (WMS) generates a pick order, and a warehouseman follows the pick order, pulls the items needed from inventory, and brings them all to packing. The packing department boxes everything up, palletizes the load, and it all ships…

Reducing food waste in the supply chain can keep food out of landfills

Reducing Food Waste in the Supply Chain

Food waste is a growing problem. It’s estimated that by 2030, total annual losses due to food waste could reach $1.5 trillion globally. Misuse of resources is one part of this problem, as when manufacturers overproduce or overstock items that go bad before sale. However, much of this food waste takes place before products ever…