Food Sustainability, Food Supply Chain, and Food Shipping News and Information Food Sustainability, Food Supply Chain, and Food Shipping News and Information

SUSTAINABILITY CASE STUDIES

  • How Laser And Optical Sorting Can Maximize Quality And Throughput
    How Laser And Optical Sorting Can Maximize Quality And Throughput

    Linden, CA-based Morada Nut is a grower and processor of walnuts and various other agriculture items. As a third-generation family farm, one of the company’s biggest concerns was providing its customers with the highest quality products possible. This case study shows how the implementation of optical and laser sorting technology helped Morada Nut boost the quality of its product while simultaneously increasing efficiency and maximizing throughput.

  • Automated Sorting Technology Promotes Growth And Sustainability For A Farming Co-Op
    Automated Sorting Technology Promotes Growth And Sustainability For A Farming Co-Op

    For over 50 years, the Nedato cooperative of 500 farmers has been producing quality potatoes to customers across the world. The cooperative has grown into a sustainable, customer-focused, innovative and cooperative potato organization worldwide. This case study tells the story of how the Nedato cooperative implemented automated sorting technology to boost the quality of its product and foster growth.

  • Stolle Machinery Unites Multiple Divisions With IFS Applications™
    Stolle Machinery Unites Multiple Divisions With IFS Applications™

    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®.

  • Implementing A Modern IT System Improves Order-To-Delivery And Profits
    Implementing A Modern IT System Improves Order-To-Delivery And Profits

    A family-owned company with Depression-era roots brought its IT system into the 21st century by investing in an integrated business system. The company achieved a variety of efficiencies, including dramatic reductions in both finished goods inventory and lead times on customer orders.

  • Butchers Pet Care Masters Demand Driven Manufacturing
    Butchers Pet Care Masters Demand Driven Manufacturing

    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.

  • Drink Manufacturer Eliminates Hundreds Of Thousands Of Spreadsheets With ERP Software Integration
    Drink Manufacturer Eliminates Hundreds Of Thousands Of Spreadsheets With ERP Software Integration

    Intercontinental Brands (ICB) produces 20 million bottles every year at its Middlesbrough plant.. Shipping to countries worldwide, the company’s first aim was to establish a single version of the truth by ripping out and replacing a number of disparate, aging systems. Its investment in software applications has given it room to grow, and dispensing its spreadsheets and filing cabinets for good.

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SUSTAINABILITY WHITE PAPERS & ARTICLES

  • 2017’s Top Refrigerated Food & Beverage Trends
    2017’s Top Refrigerated Food & Beverage Trends

    To understand why food and flavor trends are born, or step into the spotlight in any given year, it is important to understand their surrounding couriers and influencers. A courier acts to shuttle a trend in from a neighboring focus, while an influencer can be seen as an ally to a trend. For the coming year, I have examined food and beverage drivers for patterns.

  • Facing Food Waste Head On
    Facing Food Waste Head On

    The food manufacturing and processing industry has changed since I began my career 35 years ago, but the persistent problem of food waste has remained a constant challenge. The statistics are quite staggering. According to the USDA, an estimated 12.7 billion pounds of meat, poultry and fish are thrown out by consumers each year. Even before food can reach consumers, an estimated 2.7 billion pounds of meat, poultry and fish — valued at $8.8 billion, or about 5 percent of all such inventory — are thrown out by retailers each year. Food waste is an intimidating challenge and one that processors, retailers, and consumers all play a part in tackling.

  • IFS ERP Mobility Survey
    IFS ERP Mobility Survey

    In mid-2011, a study was conducted among manufacturing executives and professionals of middle market to large manufacturers to better understand their interest in and demand for mobile device access to enterprise applications.

  • What Happens When Enterprise Software Is Too Hard to Use?
    What Happens When Enterprise Software Is Too Hard to Use?

    In mid-2011, a study was conducted to understand how usability challenges may cause individuals to work outside the system of record. This causes the manufacturer to lose value as employees use other systems. When faced with usability challenges, respondents indicated they may also use a number of free or low-cost online tools including Google Docs and Dropbox. In this primary research report, we see that when ERP is too hard to use, people rely on spreadsheets instead.

  • Using ERP For Process Manufacturing Quality Management
    Using ERP For Process Manufacturing Quality Management

    Research suggests that, as manufacturers implement sustainability programs, the primary motivation for this is not regulation, but requirements from customers that push their own environmental and quality/traceability requirements onto their suppliers. This white paper will explore how batch process manufacturers can select and use enterprise software with embedded quality management functionality to overcome their biggest challenges.

  • 5 Tips For Managing Food And Beverage Supply Chain
    5 Tips For Managing Food And Beverage Supply Chain

    The high-volume, transaction-intensive nature of food and beverage supply chain logistics presents significant challenges. When raw materials, ingredients and manufactured products have a limited shelf life, managing supply chain becomes increasingly difficult. By following these five strategies, you can take the challenges out of your food and beverage supply chain.

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SUSTAINABILITY PRODUCTS

Intelleflex Launches On-Demand, Product-Level Monitoring For The Perishable Food And Pharmaceutical Cold Supply Chain Intelleflex Launches On-Demand, Product-Level Monitoring For The Perishable Food And Pharmaceutical Cold Supply Chain

Intelleflex, a leading provider of on-demand data visibility solutions, today introduced two new additions to its product family. The new HMR-9090 Handheld Reader and FMR-6000 Fixed Reader work with Intelleflex tags to enable wireless, on-demand, product-level monitoring by providing the ability to read at distances up to 100 meters or through RF-challenging environments that include metals, liquids and inside packages and containers

VeriPac 425/LP Automatic Online Inspection System VeriPac 425/LP Automatic Online Inspection System

The VeriPac 425/LP is an automatic online inspection system for dry-filled pre-made and FFS pouches, stick packs, sachets and flexible packaging.

DeltaTRAK Announces New Loggers, Thermometers And pH Meter For Food Safety DeltaTRAK Announces New Loggers, Thermometers And pH Meter For Food Safety

DeltaTRAK, a leading innovator of cold chain management solutions and bacteria detection technologies recently announced the expansion of its food safety product line with multiple new food safety instruments including new loggers, thermometers and pH meters.

Agglutinating Sera - Salmonella And Other Food-Borne Micro-Organisms Agglutinating Sera - Salmonella And Other Food-Borne Micro-Organisms

The Remel range of ready-to-use Agglutinating Sera for the presumptive identification of cultured bacteria is now available from Oxoid Limited. These simple tests rapidly detect specific bacterial antigens for the identification, grouping and/or typing of Salmonella and other food-borne micro-organisms

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SUSTAINABILITY MULTIMEDIA

  • What Is Influencing Packaging In Food And Dairy Applications?
    What Is Influencing Packaging In Food And Dairy Applications?

    In this podcast, Nick Merriwether of IMA Dairy and Food, discusses with Food Online Voices some of the recent innovations within thermoformed containers and how those innovations are benefitting food manufacturers. Further, Merriwether explores what he believes to be the latest trends in packaging for food manufacturers and dairy processors. Finally, Merriwether addresses consumers’ demand for food products with extended shelf life and how active sterilization and packaging methods are helping meet that demand.

  • What Microbial Detection Advancements Are Improving Food Safety?
    What Microbial Detection Advancements Are Improving Food Safety?

    In this podcast, Dr. Gregory Siragusa, Sr. Principal Scientist of Microbiology at DuPont Nutrition and Health, discusses with Food Online Voices of the dangers that consumers face today in spite of all the efforts to improve food safety, as well as some of the advances in detection technology that are enabling food technologists to better protect consumers. Further, Dr. Siragusa acknowledges that there is no single solution to address every microbial threat to food safety, but addresses the need to address and eliminate a wide variety of threats. Finally, Dr. Siragusa discusses DuPont’s Detect and Protect services and how it helps address microbial issues in food production, such as spoilage and food waste.

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