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Brand Owners Require a Single, Industry-Wide View of Supply-Chain Data Blog 23 May 2017 Brand Owners Require a Single, Industry-Wide View of Supply-Chain Data As consumers select fresh, prepared, and packaged groceries, some of the world’s most familiar brands are giving way to a growing preference for items that shoppers know to be from trusted sources, regardless of brand equity. Customers expect brand owners to not only know what is in each item; they expect the brand owner to […]
Brand Owners Require a Single, Industry-Wide View of Supply-Chain Data Blog 23 May 2017 Brand Owners Require a Single, Industry-Wide View of Supply-Chain Data   As consumers select fresh, prepared, and packaged groceries, some of the world’s most familiar brands are giving way to a growing preference for items that shoppers know to be from trusted sources, regardless of brand equity. Customers expect brand owners to not only know what is in each item; they expect the brand owner […]
Efficient supply chain management results in competitive advantage Blog 15 Feb 2016 Efficient supply chain management results in competitive advantage A food supply chain can involve a network of more than 100 organizations. If something goes wrong in one link, it can impact the quality, safety and sustainability of the end product. Managing the supply chain and assuring stakeholders of safety and sustainability is essential. A food supply chain can involve a network of more […]
Importance of Managing Risk in Food Supply Chains Blog 12 Apr 2019 Certification Importance of Managing Risk in Food Supply Chains The annual GFSI Conference was this year held at the Nice Acropolis Convention Center in France. The event was hailed as a success, attracting over 1,000 delegates from around the world. These included representatives from governments, the food industry and academia. I was privileged to be asked to moderate the SGS hosted special session entitled, […]
5 Steps to Supply Chain Transparency Blog 07 Mar 2019 GFSI Conference 5 Steps to Supply Chain Transparency   The business case for transparency is compelling: a 2018 study found that 74% of consumers would switch from their usual brand to another brand that provides more in-depth product information, beyond what is on the physical label. Immediate benefits of transparency include regulatory compliance, safer and more ethical products, and more efficient, cost-effective procurement. […]
Building Resilience in the Supply Chain | SGS @ GFSC 2015 Blog 01 Sep 2014 Building Resilience in the Supply Chain | SGS @ GFSC 2015 In a recently published industry consultation report, the need for the development and implementation of the appropriate systems to assure supply chain integrity and therefore supply chain resilience, throughout manufacturing, distribution and sale was listed amongst the key industry priorities. Such systems would involve analytical, horizon scanning and intelligence gathering tools able to identify, assess […]
Supply Chain Risk Management: Understanding the Value of Traceability in the Supply Chain Blog 01 Sep 2014 Supply Chain Risk Management: Understanding the Value of Traceability in the Supply Chain Supply chain management and risk control is a process that combines elements of prevention, mitigation and recovery. Different models have been developed to achieve and deliver this process. However, they are all based on the three basic principles/steps of risk management…
Defending the Food Supply Chain Blog 23 Jan 2018 Defending the Food Supply Chain   Crime and terrorism – not the first words to spring to mind when one thinks about the food supply chain, but the concept of food defence, to protect against malicious acts, is becoming increasingly important. Food defence has gone through various cycles and has now reached beyond basic awareness into implementation. Regulations and standards […]
Managing Global Supply Chains under FSMA – Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies Blog 14 Feb 2017 Managing Global Supply Chains under FSMA – Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies After long anticipation, the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is finally here. The most sweeping reform of the US food safety system coincides with the fourth industrial revolution, or Industry 4.0, with innovative automation technologies. The current trend is therefore shaping a food industry with less human intervention, regulated by compliance policies. After long anticipation, […]
Great (Consumer) Expectations: Proactively Managing Your Supply Chain Risk Blog 16 Feb 2017 Great (Consumer) Expectations: Proactively Managing Your Supply Chain Risk Preventing recalls before they happen is the ideal scenario. However, given the diversity and complexity of the modern supply chain the reality is retailers need a proactive supply chain risk mitigation strategy to maintain consumer trust. Preventing recalls before they happen is the ideal scenario. However, given the diversity and complexity of the modern supply […]
Meet the Special Sessions Speakers at GFSC 2018 News Update 08 Feb 2018 Meet the Special Sessions Speakers at GFSC 2018 Join us for breakfast and great conversation with leading industry experts at the Global Food Safety Conference. We have an action packed week with all sorts of opportunities for delegates at this year’s conference in Tokyo. Outside the auditorium, there will also be a range of Special Sessions featuring industry experts discussing the hottest topics in food […]
Optimising Supply Chain Visibility Blog 30 Oct 2019 Certification Optimising Supply Chain Visibility   In a world of ever-changing technology and consumer behaviour, industry is learning how three little words — identify, capture, and share – are critical catalysts for boosting supply chain visibility.   One of my favourite movies to watch in the 80’s was Back to the Future. In the film, an eccentric scientist and a […]
Supply Chain Management and an Evolving Food Industry Blog 28 Jan 2019 Supply Chain Management and an Evolving Food Industry The food industry is a constantly evolving industry that faces challenges posed by increasing globalisation, regulation and competition. Supply chain management is an integral part of most businesses, essential to their success and customer satisfaction. It is the efficient management of end-to-end process from a design of the product or service to the time when […]
Does Your Supply Chain Deliver Innovation, Integrity and Insight? Blog 15 Feb 2016 Does Your Supply Chain Deliver Innovation, Integrity and Insight? Consumers demand a higher level of food safety, transparency and product and supplier integrity. Part of improving these standards requires that we take an end-to-end view of the supply chain and consider the elements vital to supply chain management. Consumers demand a higher level of food safety, transparency and product and supplier integrity. Part of […]
Achieving Supply Chain Transparency Blog 15 Feb 2016 Achieving Supply Chain Transparency Increased consumer demand for a larger, more diverse set of products has resulted in a complex and globally dispersed supply chain. The result is a rise in issues of product safety, product fraud, and social responsibility. Increased consumer demand for a larger, more diverse set of products has resulted in a complex and globally dispersed […]
Carrots vs. Sticks A Blockchain Platform Ecosystem Blog 04 Apr 2018 Carrots vs. Sticks A Blockchain Platform Ecosystem On behalf of Mitch Chait, CEO of greenfence, thanks to all who joined our session or spoke with us at the GFSI Conference 2018 in Tokyo! Responding to your requests, this blog post builds on the challenges and potential for blockchain in the food industry. The global food supply-chain continues to buzz about blockchain – […]
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