Why Food Safety and Traceability Is Imperative For The Food And Beverage Industry

Every great film series includes a few key elements. Usually, they’re grounded in a great first act: the original movie that got the audience hook, line, and sinker — think Star Wars: A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Back to the Future, The Godfather. We fall in love with compelling characters at first sight. Soon, a sequel is born to resume ...
BLOG Jul 14

What Is Food Traceability And What Role Does It Play In Supply Chain Management?

We live in an age of immense and often overwhelming information sharing. The internet, social media, and a cacophony of smart devices have democratized the flow of information so that everything from TikTok dances to lifehacks to the fringiest of conspiracy theories find a wide, enthusiastic audience. No matter your informational vice, it’s ...
BLOG Jul 07

What To Look For When Choosing Supply Chain Optimization Software

We live in a constantly changing world. Most people don’t buy groceries like they did just 10 years ago. We’re more aware of the consequences of the foods we choose to eat, so we shop healthier. We use apps to help us find deals and coupons on the fly. We even get our groceries differently, many opting for curbside pickup or delivery rather than ...
BLOG Jun 30

How Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Improves Mine-To-Metal Efficiency For Mineral Manufacturers

A revolution wouldn’t be a big deal if it didn’t have long, far-reaching effects. The American Revolution was not only the birth of a superpower, but it signaled the beginning of the downfall of the previous superpower, the British Empire. Revolutions in France, Russia, and China upended the balance of power and systems of government for ...
BLOG Jun 23

Six Ways To Optimize Supply Chain Management

Back when America Online CD-ROMs, Netscape Navigator, and the tumultuous buzzing noises of a modem connecting over dial-up were synonymous with the World Wide Web, we were told the promise of the internet would be a great free exchange of information at our fingertips. Coming from a world dominated by television, radio, and print, it was quite an ...
BLOG Jun 16

What Is Supply Chain Optimization?

At the end of the day, everyone is just trying to live his or her best life. Your best life might be different from someone else’s, which is why some people are driven to Steve Jobs-ian business success, while others are just as happy to play video games in their mom’s basement well into their 40s. No judgment here; choose whichever path feels ...
BLOG Jun 09

What The Food & Beverage Industry Is Doing To Revolutionize Data Technology In 2021

A lot of habits were changed in 2020. When you’re stuck at home, cut off from most human interaction, things start getting weird. It feels like a lifetime ago that we were all anxiously trying to figure out where our next roll of toilet paper would come from. It’s incredible to think a two-year-old video game console for kids was suddenly as ...
BLOG Jun 02

How To Contextualize Your Supply Chain Data And Expose Root-Level Problems With Smart Manufacturing

Not everything is what it appears to be on the surface. A sports car may have stunning lines and exotic accents, but you’re always going to want to check under the hood and make sure that make/model isn’t known to be parked at the shop all the time. Curb appeal is fine and good if you’re looking for a house, but what if that beaut is smack dab in ...
BLOG May 26

Is Your Supply Chain Secure? Finding The weak Points In Hardware And Software

When we think of wars in recent American history, the World Wars come to mind, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Gulf War. Each subsequent conflict resulted in fewer and fewer deaths. The logical conclusion must be that the human race is getting more peaceful and civil with time, right? If direct human casualties is your only measure, then yes, ...
BLOG May 19

Meeting The Requirements Of Tomorrow's Supply Chain With Smart Manufacturing

Though we tend to focus in on how much COVID has changed our world, the fact of the matter is, times were already changing. And thank goodness they were because as strenuous as the last year has been on the supply chain, it could have been far worse had the seeds of Industry 4.0 smart manufacturing not already been sewn. COVID simply accelerated ...
BLOG May 12

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