As the saying goes, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” Ironically, the industry’s response to the recent crises of E. coli contamination of romaine lettuce may delay rather than speed up implementation of traceability across produce supply chains.
Traceability / Track & Trace
Product traceability and track & trace applications, technologies, processes, implementation, and strategies.
Blockchain’s Role in the Produce Supply Chain: Part One – Traceability and Blockchain
We discuss blockchain and three other approaches to achieving traceability, as the foundation for providing provenance assurance and improved recall capabilities. This includes a discussion of the impact of FSMA, industry standards, and networked SaaS systems.
Measuring Produce Freshness: Part One – Ensuring Delivered Freshness
Freshness ‘blindness’ causes a lot of waste in produce supply chains. Here we explain the role of the Condition-based Expiration Date–a critical element to solving this problem. We look at what it takes to create a reliable and accurate algorithm that models deterioration of different varieties of produce exposed to different temperature histories.
Pallet-level Monitoring for the Fresh Food Supply Chain
Freshness of produce is a key competitive battleground for grocers. The common practice is to monitor the temperature of the field, cooler, trailer, and warehouse. By instead monitoring the temperature within each pallet–from the moment it is picked in the field until the end delivery at the retailer–smarter decisions can be made, based on that information, and losses can be cut in half for both the grower and the grocer.
NetSuite’s Manufacturing Capabilities Boosted by IQity Acquisition
The recent acquisition of IQity is a major addition that adds a strong pillar to NetSuite’s manufacturing solution offerings.
The Coming Wave of Pharma Supply Chain Regulations: Insights from TraceLink NEXUS ’15
New regulations across the globe are coming into effect, requiring pharmaceutical manufacturers, distributors, dispensers, and others up and down the chain to build serialization, verification, and traceability into the supply chain. At TraceLink’s NEXUS ’15 conference, we learned a lot about the impact of these new requirements, how companies are responding, and whether there is an ROI beyond compliance.
Looking Forward: The Challenge of the Decade–Cyber Security
New types of challenges confront technology users. These challenges call for new and effective technologies to identify, authenticate, and protect people, assets and information.
A Hot Summer
The hot market for Mergers and Acquisitions continues; and these deals are pretty big, overall.
Last month we showcased several M&As. But that seems to be just the beginning of the story…
Customer Experience Is Not a Technology – Updates on SYSPRO
SYSPRO executives discuss company strategy at Grape Escape.
Can Supply Chain Big Data Solutions Be Leveraged in Healthcare?
The tidal wave of healthcare data is upon us and will only continue to grow rapidly. What can be learned from how Big Data is done in supply chains to get real value?
Healthcare Big Data:Connected Healthcare’s Mountains of Data
The tsunamis of data generated by connected care will be nearly useless to caregivers without systems that help digest it all. Can the systems and methods already developed to manage big data in supply chain be useful for healthcare?