Food Traceability White Papers & Articles

  1. The Importance Of Training Your Frontline Restaurant Workers
    5/23/2018

    This report draws on newly published research from the Center for Research and Public Policy, and other sources, that reinforce the position that investing in frontline worker engagement and performance makes business sense. Just as importantly, this report presents ideas for maximizing the return on such an investment.

  2. Results From The 2017 Global Food Safety Training Survey
    5/23/2018

    The annual Global Food Safety Training Survey is an industry benchmarking tool for companies to assess their food safety training programs compared to their industry peers. Alchemy Systems and its research partners have conducted the survey for five consecutive years. This year, over 1,400 food safety professionals in 20 food industry sectors from across the globe responded to the survey.

  3. The Food Manufacturer - Retailer Collaboration Adding Supply Chain Flexibility
    5/22/2018

    Facing unprecedented pressures to keep up with e-commerce growth and demand, the retail grocery industry is focusing on accelerating the flexibility of supply chains. This column details one of the food industry's efforts to modernize the supply chain and eliminate outdated business processes that add unnecessary time and cost.

  4. How Artificial Intelligence And Big Data Are Bolstering Food Safety
    4/18/2018

    We're all familiar with China's past food safety issue with infant formula. But, past food safety events have taught many lessons for China, as well as the rest of the world. This article will detail some recent legislation that has led to advancements in food safety alerts, including liability insurance, and how artificial intelligence is helping shape the future of food safety.

  5. GTINs, Barcodes, And Blockchain: What’s The Future Of Food Traceability?
    2/9/2018

    Food manufacturers are working to improve traceability programs and minimize the impact of food recalls, driven in part by FSMA, cost savings, and brand protection. Boosted by the capabilities of today’s technology, such as Blockchain, the industry is moving closer than ever before to swift and precise recalls.

  6. The Secret To An Effective Trade Spend Program
    2/6/2018

    The impact on sales of an effective trade spending program can dwarf your other marketing efforts. The hard part is identifying what is effective and what isn’t, and quantifying that effectiveness so you can make good decisions about trade spending in the future. The right business software features can help.

  7. Managing Change And Preparing The Organization For An ERP Solution
    2/6/2018

    While most food business leaders understand that implementing new integrated business software is a significant technical challenge, many overlook the less tangible things that can stand in the way of success, like emotional resistance or cultural barriers to change.

  8. The Food CFO's Guide To Replacing Small Business Accounting Software
    2/6/2018

    At some point, every company outgrows small business accounting software. There are four options a CFO or controller can consider to solve this problem. In order to minimize long term costs and business disruptions, ideally, that upgrade would only happen once.

  9. Master Yield Management - 10 Steps To A Competitive Advantage
    2/6/2018

    Yield analysis and management is a complicated topic that most wouldn’t consider a potential source of competitive advantage. But there is some compelling research that suggests that a robust, evidence-based approach to analyzing and optimizing yield can have an enormous impact on a company’s bottom line.

  10. E-Labels And Smart Packaging To Transform Food Manufacturing Industry In 2018
    2/6/2018

    E-labeling, smart packaging and global partnerships offer new ways for companies to create more loyal customers and increase profitability. In 2018, these factors will be crucial to succeed in, for example, the food industry where customers’ demands on transparency are increasing. These are the 2018 process manufacturing predictions of Colin Elkins, Global Industry Director for Process Manufacturing at IFS.