Over the past year, Melanie Nuce, SVP Corporate Development at GS1 US, has worked to raise awareness of blockchain for supply chain applications. In this Q&A, Melanie draws from more than 20 years of supply chain experience to talk about what blockchain can and can't do and what that means for the future of the food industry.
Almondina® Brand Cookies was rapidly outgrowing its legacy system and in need of an integrated ERP that would help streamline complex baking processes. The biscuit manufacturer chose JustFoodERP over Syspro and other competitors in part due to the ease and usability of JustFoodERP's Microsoft Dynamics interface.
In January 2004, when aluminum giant Alcoa divested from Centennial, Colorado-based Stolle Machinery, Stolle’s management had to make some fast decisions about its enterprise application platform. Stolle Machinery designs, manufactures, and distributes equipment for the metal container industry. This equipment is used by packaging giants like Rexam and Ball, and these Stolle customers supply beverage companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi as well as companies that can supply major food products, including SPAM®.
By investing in a modern, integrated business system, this company achieved a variety of efficiencies, including dramatic reductions in both finished goods inventory and lead times on customer orders.
Butcher’s Pet Care has implemented IFS Applications as its core ERP system. Delivered on-time and within budget, the investment provides a complete business management system with advanced forecasting and demand planning capabilities.Customer service support is also benefiting from increased visibility and seamless connectivity between sales, production and the warehouse. Read more about how Buther's Pet Care mastered the art of demand-driven manufacturing with IFS Applications.
For Intercontinental Brands (ICB), the days of manual recordkeeping are gone. Its investment in software applications has given it room to grow, and dispensing its spreadsheets and filing cabinets for good.
Using IFS Applications™, Globus has gone from a bespoke, manual legacy system to a sensitive automated planning tool. All business areas are now fully integrated, providing enhanced inventory control as well as service delivery capacity. The result is significant savings in time, resources and costs.
Advances in gene editing are disrupting agribusiness, but what are these advances? How are they regulated? And what’s to come for? In a regulatory landscape that is often overlapping and frequently subject to change, this article is designed to help navigate the complicated terrain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Beeze, Director of FCI Container Handling at Bevcorp, took some time out of his schedule at PACK EXPO 2014 to discuss some key issues in the beverage industry.