Unique Product Profile

The successful retail marketing of frozen foods began over a half century ago, and the rapid growth of sales since that time reflects consumer satisfaction in the high quality of products, year-round availability, and general convenience in product use. Because of consumer appreciation of product values, more frozen foods are sold each year and new … Continued

Reliability, Availability & Serviceability

The future of PIMM™ AI being applied more and more to “Predictive Management” solutions. Building Management Systems is a great example of where AI can significantly enhance the operational efficiency of systems like HVAC; Lighting; Energy Mgmt.; Security; Power Systems; Gears, Sub-Feeds; 24-hr Standby; etc. The critical factor is the inclusion of “Meantime to Failure” … Continued

Real-Time Data in Cold Chain Management

Intelligent assets are helping retailers and suppliers ensure the quality of fresh foods in transit by making it easier to maintain unbroken temperature control. For instance, a growing number of refrigerated cargo containers can be remotely monitored and controlled using IoT devices and cloud-based software applications. Beyond standard refrigeration equipment, smart reefer containers can use … Continued

Shelf Life – Projected Product Temperature

The shelf life of food products is an important feature for both manufacturers and consumers. The most important factor for shelf life evaluation of food safety, followed by quality including physical, chemical, and sensorial properties. Nowdays, consumers are increasingly demanding high food quality, and they have corresponding expectations that the quality of their food will … Continued

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

The benefits of end-to-end supply chain visibility extend far beyond location tracking. They can truly revolutionize the way businesses operate. For example, if warehouses can pinpoint when a truck will arrive, they can manage their dock schedule with greater accuracy, better manage their labor and more efficiently sequence their operations. On the inbound side, it … Continued

TMS – Logistics and Supply Chain

Companies that are still using a mix of spreadsheets, phone calls, and email to manage their logistics and supply chain are costing themselves significant money on an annual basis. The reason is there is no way to compile the great amount of details and perform big data analysis to move their strategic direction forward. Data … Continued

Freezing Food For Optimum Quality

Freezing can preserve the taste, texture and nutritional value of foods better than most other preservation methods. However, such qualities depend upon the careful choice of food materials, use of appropriate pre-treatments, the choice of freezer and frozen storage options and the use of appropriate packaging. The major considerations for optimum quality of frozen foods … Continued

7 principles of HACCP

HACCP is an important element in the control of safety and quality in food production. When properly applied, it provides a management tool aimed at complete commitment to product quality and safety. HACCP is useful in identifying problems in food production and works well for simple products and processes. The inevitable drawback for the SME … Continued

Farm-to-Fork Traceability

Everyone in the food supply chain should have tools to trace products back to the point of origin. It’s the law, and it’s good for business. The FDA website has a long list of food recalls, most often for salmonella contamination.The recalls, implemented by grocers, food manufacturers, food-service distributors, and others in the food chain, … Continued