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Choosing an EDI vendor - especially one that integrates its EDI solution with your ERP system - is not simply a matter of choosing a commodity product on the basis of initial cost and perhaps feature sets, in order to meet a retailer's EDI mandate.Haitham Ghadiry

Food Supply Chain Management

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Warehouse Automation, WMS Improve Food & Beverage Logistics

Our own Chuck Fuerst and Dan Radunz contributed commentary on supply chain management to this month’s Food Logistics magazine. In the cover story about warehouse automation, Fuerst is quoted on the success of HighJump’s App Station. In the article “Six Ways WMS Can Improve Operations,” Radunz...
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Improving the Supply Chain for the Baking & Snack Industry

In its latest issue, Snack Food and Wholesale Bakery magazine discusses how supply chain management software is helping bakery and snack companies overcome logistical challenges. HighJump's Chris Nelson, director of product strategy, is quoted on his recommendations for the best software...
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Sweat the Small Stuff: It Adds Up

A recent SupplyChainBrain article reported on a study by Procurian which found that tighter handling of indirect spending in areas such as IT, supply chain management, marketing and energy could save big businesses millions when managed with a continuous and holistic approach. According to...
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FDA Moves on FSMA Enforcement

  Food Logistics reports that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has used its power granted by the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) to shut down a peanut processing plant. This is the first time the FDA has exercised such authority since the passage of the FSMA on January 4, 2011. As...
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Food Allergens a Leading Cause of Recalls

Supermarket News reports that allergen-related food recalls are not only on the rise, but that undeclared allergens were the leading cause of recalls for eight straight quarters, ending in June 2012. In the last few months, the FDA posted five voluntary supermarket recalls on account of allergens,...
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HighJump Software Named to Food Logistics Top 100

Food Logistics, the only publication dedicated exclusively to the food and beverage supply chain, this week announced the ninth annual FL100 list, which will appear in the November/December 2012 issue. HighJump Software was again included on the list. HighJump has over 800 food and beverage...
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Logistics Management Asks: Will WMS Take Over the World?

There is an article by Logistics Management with a great discussion of the future growth of the warehouse management system (WMS) market. After a double-digit increase in sales in 2011, there is continued preference among logistics professionals shopping for new software. This jump in demand could...
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How Changing Demographics Will Affect the Supply Chain

It’s no secret that global demographic changes in lifespans and economic statuses are shifting the way people do distribution logistics. Supply Chain Brain recently examined three specific changes that will impact supply chain management in the coming decades: Different population growth rates:...
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Retail Distribution: Logistics in the Fast Lane

  Retail distribution logistics move at lightning speed and arguably has to respond faster to consumers than many other industries. A recent piece in Supermarket News discusses how some retailers – such as those in the food and beverage industry – collaborate with suppliers on product packaging and...
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FDA Issues its Own Progess Report on Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The FDA recently released a report detailing the progress made thus far in the implementation of its Food Safety Modernization Act, signed into law by President Obama in 2011. This mammoth piece of legislation represented the most significant change to the powers of the FDA in 70 years, and, as is...
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