Real-Time Shipment Tracking & Rating

Despite the immediate benefits to the supply chain, there is still a lack of knowledge about the competitive advantages of real-time freight visibility. As the supply chain becomes exponentially more complicated, the importance of freight visibility increases due to its ability to provide real-time insight into the location and status of freight. There are four … Continued

The right quality management tool

By investing in a supplier quality management tool, importers will have direct access to critical compliance and quality data, such as continuous temperature monitoring, shipment registration, compliance, traceability & visibility, product profiles, and much more. Additionally, with the right tool, importers will be able to update data in real-time and require their suppliers to do … Continued

Temeperature Monitoring for Cold Chain Logistics

A cold chain is a supply chain of perishable items, which protects a wide variety of food, pharma and chemical products from degradation, improper exposure to temperature, humidity, light or particular contaminants to keep them frozen, chilled and fresh state. The integrity of the cold chain must be preserved from the point of production or … Continued

REAL-TIME WITH TELEMATICS

In the distribution of food products, temperature control is an essential factor; it affects product quality by influencing the level of quality degradation, and affects product safety by influencing the growth of potentially harmful bacteria. Transportation planning concerns the short term planning of the distribution operations and mostly deals with the planning of deliveries to … Continued

The supply chain technology trends for 2020

Supply chain technology always evolves, changes to meet the needs of the global supply chain, and offers huge benefits. With the new year, we take a moment to reflect on the state of the industry and the trends shaping it for the remainder of the year. The supply chain technology trends 2020 has to offer … Continued

Fighting the clock on shelf life

One of the most important aspects of the food supply chain is maximizing shelf life. Companies need to get products to store quickly to widen the purchasing window and ensure product freshness for consumers. From the moment a product is harvested or produced, the clock is ticking. In some cases, products may spend the majority … Continued

FARM-TO-FORK TRACEABILITY

In early 2020, the FDA will unveil a “blueprint” outlining plans to modernize its approach to regulating food safety under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). These plans will include the use of technology-enabled traceability tools such as PIMM Supplier Delivery System, new predictive analytic measures to assess risk, and data analytics to improve root … Continued

End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility

Line of sight is the biggest challenge for all aspects of the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the wholesaler, distributor and the reseller, and even to the end consumer. This lack of visibility and resulting lack of control results in a number of issues, from stock losses to pricing inflation, uncertain availability, and increased … Continued

Farm-to-Fork – new approach to Food Safety

The FDA has developed rules for the sanitary transportation of foods, as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), to keep foods safe from contamination during transportation by motor or rail vehicles. One of the goals is to require that foods are properly refrigerated during transport. This is done by specifying that the equipment … Continued

Cold Chain Food Logistics

Getting temperature-sensitive product from one location to another requires diligent work on the part of the shipper, 3PL, and carrier to meet modern transporting food regulations set forth by the FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act. This comprehensive legislation defines the conditions supply chain partners need to meet to ensure their compliance. There has been a … Continued