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

A New Era of Smarter Food Safety

Smarter Food Safety is about more than just technology. It’s about leadership and creativity. It’s also about simpler, more effective, and modern approaches and processes: Tech-Enabled Traceability and Foodborne Outbreak Response: Looking at technologies, data streams, and processes that will greatly reduce the time it takes to track and trace the origin of a contaminated … Continued

Why is HACCP Recordkeeping Important?

Recordkeeping is one of the 7 Principles of HACCP and its proper implementation is required to acquire HACCP certification. Accurate record keeping can help line managers and business owners keep track of the historical record of their food production processes and corrective actions implemented. Record keeping can also help provide proof of consistent HACCP compliance. … Continued

Improve Your Inbound Shipping Operations

PIMM™ Supplier Delivery System is the first software platform that elevates the traditional “temperature logger” to integrated cold chain solution allowing the driver to guarantee a quality delivery. The PIMM™ Continuous Temp Monitoring (PIMM™ CTM) program is the first monitoring program of its kind that allows distributors to share specific temperature performance data with their … 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

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

Interrupted Temperature and Climate Control

A top issue in cold chain logistics is temperature variances, which can affect the quality and safety of produce. There are times when a driver is loading product that has come directly out of the field on a warm day, or when they must make 5 deliveries on the same truck which means continually opening … Continued

What is a Transportation Management System (TMS)?

A transportation management system, or “TMS,” is a platform that’s designed to streamline the shipping process. It is a subset of supply chain management concerning transportation solutions. A TMS allows shippers to automate the processes they have in place and receive valuable insights to save time and reduce spend on future shipments. Distribution companies, e-commerce … Continued

eld – eLECTRONIC LOGGING DEVICE

The electronic logging device mandate, effective on Dec. 18, requires most carriers and drivers to convert from using paper logs or logging software to a registered ELD if they do not have an automatic on-board recording device in use. And those using AOBRDs prior to the mandate’s effective date will only be able to keep … Continued