What Are Recent Renovations In Chemical Supply Chain Safety?

Your senses of smell, taste, hearing, touch, and sight serve a greater purpose. They’re not just for breathing in freshly baked bread, swishing a glass of pinot noir, listening to Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, squeezing the Charmin, and laying eyes on the love of your life. All wonderful pursuits of course, but the most vital task of the ...
BLOG Oct 06

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

What Is Supply Chain Managment?

In recent times, the general public has gained a heightened awareness of quite a few new topics that no one would have ever anticipated. Certainly, politics have taken a prominent place in many people’s lives in recent years, regardless of your party affiliation. There can be no doubt that far more people understand the nuts and bolts of ...
BLOG Mar 03

How To Reduce Warranty Reserve Balances In Manufacturing

Warranty Reserve is a fund maintained by a manufacturing companies to meet warranty expenses. The warranty reserve balance is the balance left after deductions of claim expenses for the year. The accrual rate is usually a fixed percentage of sales and is managed by the finance department of the company. But it does not need to be that way because ...
BLOG Feb 24

Becoming A Food Loss, Waste Reduction Champion

Food waste prevention isn’t just best practice in the supply chain, it’s of growing concern on a national and global level. To wit, Hellmann’s mayonnaise (or Best Foods as it’s known west of the Rockies, and that of Unilever) threw its hat into the prestigious Super Bowl ad ring this year for the first time behind the comedy of actress Amy Schumer ...
BLOG Feb 10

Why Intelligent Farm-To-Fork Material Flow Visibility Is Essential

Remember when we used to buy all our computer software from brick-and-mortar stores? You might have driven to the mall and strolled into an Egghead Software or Software Etc to buy the latest Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, or MacPaint. Of course, that sounds absolutely barbaric by today’s standards. As bandwidth took off in the 2000s, ...
BLOG Feb 01

New Food Safety Modernization Act Requirements And How To Reduce Risk As A Manufacturer

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the most sweeping reform of our food safety laws in more than 70 years, was signed into law by President Obama on January 4, 2011. FSMA aims to ensure the U.S. food supply is safe by shifting the focus from responding to contamination of the food supply to preventing it. The law applies to human food as ...
BLOG Jan 27

Material Traceability Vs. Equipment Based Tracking

A long time ago, in what feels like a world far, far away, pizza restaurants promised to deliver their pies to customers within 30 minutes or they were on the house. By the 28th, 29th minute, the suspense was unbearable. Will they show up on time, or am is dinner free tonight? In 1994, FedEx launched the first online package tracking. Now ...
BLOG Jan 20

How Manufacturers Prevent Recalls

Statistics show that recalls are a real threat to doing business. A food recall is when a food producer takes a product off the market because there is reason to believe that it may cause consumers to become ill. In 2019, the USDA recalled over 20 Million pounds of food and beverage product that was potentially dangerous to the public.
BLOG Jan 18

The New Data Frontier In Food Manufacturing

Big data is revolutionizing industries from healthcare to finance, and food manufacturing is no exception. In fact, the food and beverage industry might be one to gain the most, thanks to the arrival of material flow analytics, an advancement that creates a new level of supply chain visibility. A recent survey found that 82% of manufacturers ...
BLOG Jan 13

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