Food Traceability White Papers & Articles

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

    Yield analysis is complicated and an unlikely place to find a competitive advantage. However, an evidence-based approach to analyzing and optimizing yield can have a big impact on bottom lines.

  2. 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.

  3. PdM Software: Unlock The Power Of Your Data To Drive Uptime
    1/18/2018

    Are you using the power of your manufacturing data to reduce downtime? Predictive maintenance software is a low-risk, but impactful, way to start improving your processing efficiency.

  4. ERP: A Vital Tool For F&B Manufacturers To Establish Compliance Procedures
    1/16/2018

    Non-compliance penalties are severe — one mistake can harm consumers, reputation, profits, and can lead to a shutdown in operations. This column explains how ERP can help keep you compliant.

  5. 5 Tips For Food And Beverage Supply Chain
    1/16/2018

    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.

  6. New Product Development: The Challenges Of Decoding The Consumer Voice
    1/8/2018

    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.

  7. Why Food Manufacturing Needs An Unorthodox Approach
    12/19/2017

    Food manufacturing is not a typical manufacturing operation; it faces unique dilemmas compared to conventional manufacturing. Because of this, the mindset of food manufacturers must also be unique. This article relates conventional manufacturing operations with food manufacturing, shows why the food industry needs a different mindset, and provides approaches to change the mentality of the industry.

  8. 5 Food Safety Focus Areas For 2018
    12/14/2017

    2017 was an incredible year for food safety filled with challenges in identifying key issues having a pivotal impacton the F&B industry. That said, I believe these five food safety topics brought revolutionary changes to the way the food industry tackled food safety issues and will alter how we approach food safety and how we do business in 2018 and beyond.

  9. Third-Party Audits: Trials, Tribulations, And How To Exceed Requirements
    12/6/2017

    GFSI schemes are used as the base requirement for many supply chain verification and supplier approval programs, but are customers using them independently? In many incidences, I've noted customers are taking only the GFSI certificate as a verification step without fully understanding the challenges the schemes are having. Here, I review those challenges.

  10. Tackling Food Fraud: Inside The EU-China-Safe Partnership
    11/28/2017

    Over the past decade, scandals related to adulterated and fake food have made international headlines and generated waves of consumer backlash. This column will explore a new partnership between China and The EU that aims to take down food fraud.