Food Traceability White Papers & Articles

  1. GTINs, Barcodes, and Blockchain: What’s The Future of Food Traceability?

    Two recent news stories involving recalls — one stirring controversy over romaine lettuce and one claiming that recalls move too slowly — have led to a renewed sense of urgency for food manufacturers to fully implement food traceability programs and improve recall readiness in the U.S

  2. The Secret To An Effective Trade Spend Program

    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.

  3. Managing Change And Preparing The Organization For An ERP Solution

    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.

  4. The Food CFO's Guide To Replacing Small Business Accounting Software

    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.

  5. Master Yield Management - 10 Steps To A Competitive Advantage

    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.

  6. E-Labels And Smart Packaging To Transform Food Manufacturing Industry In 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.

  7. PdM Software: Unlock The Power Of Your Data To Drive Uptime

    Are you using the power of your manufacturing data to reduce downtime? Predictive maintenance software, powered by IoT technology, is a low risk but impactful way to start. Read here about how it works and how to get started.

  8. ERP Becomes A Vital Tool In Helping Food And Beverage Manufacturers Define And Establish Compliance Procedures

    The penalty for non-compliance in the food and beverage industry is severe—one slip through the net in food and beverage can seriously harm consumers, reputation, profits and can ultimately lead to a shutdown in operations. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers report states that in the food and beverage market this decade, there have already been hundreds of large-scale recalls, typically costing $10 million to $30 million.

  9. 5 Tips For Food And Beverage Supply Chain

    Read this white paper for five simple strategies that can make the management of a high-volume, transaction-intensive food and beverage supply chain much more manageable.

  10. New Product Development: The Challenges Of Decoding The Consumer Voice

    In the food industry, the consumer’s voice is extremely important to keep in mind as new products and quality improvements are devised every day. We all strive for customer satisfaction, but the customer’s voice, documented through consumer surveys, complaint tracking, and social media, isn’t always satisfaction per se. To interpret the feedback and translate it into formulation changes and flavor concepts can be a skill in and of itself.