Supply chain transparency

Importance of Supply Chain Transparency

It is no secret that consumers have become more socially conscious in recent years. More than ever, companies are being encouraged to share every detail of their sourcing, manufacturing, and supply chain processes with consumers. And for good reason — customers feel better about purchasing products from a company they know they can trust.  Supply…

supply chain resilience

The Importance of Supply Chain Resilience

Supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic continue to make headlines across the nation. Over the last year and a half, consumers have experienced empty grocery shelves, long shipping times, and shortages of basic goods such as toilet paper, proving that the pre-COVID supply chain was not equipped to withstand pandemic-related hardships. To prevent…

Transparency and Traceability in Logistics Management

Global supply chains have been making headlines—in some cases for the all the wrong reasons—since the COVID pandemic upended the world economy. A shortage of microchips, semi-conductors, and other crucial components has made logistics management challenging in many industries. Shipping products has becoming increasingly expensive as supply chain capacities are stretched to the limit. The recent spectacle of a skyscraper-sized…

Drugs being manufactured in the pharma supply chain

RFID in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Offers Transparency in a Complex Industry

Though the commercial usage of Radio Frequency Identification or RFID technology was started in the 1990s, its implementation in the pharmaceutical supply chain has been relatively new. Several pharma companies still rely on barcoding as the more widely accepted form of electronic identification. A barcode on a pharmaceutical product package acts as a stock-keeping unit…

Transporting creates of produce

Food Traceability Technology: The Tech Making It Easier to Track Food in the Supply Chain

In recent years, the issue of food traceability has received increasing attention from both producers and consumers. For manufacturers and producers, tracking food in the supply chain makes it easier to comply with FSMA food safety rules and prepare for potential emergencies such as foodborne illnesses. The recent example of Salmonella infections linked to onions…