Wednesday, January 16, 2013
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...
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Many suppliers implement EDI because they are mandated to do so by
a major retailer or other key customer. From this perspective, EDI
is merely a cost of doing business. Thus, many companies
unfortunately choose an EDI solution on the basis of initial cost
and a checklist of basic features. The...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
We all know online sales are increasing, and that this shift in
buying habits – and the expectations that comes with them – is
driving major changes in the supply chain. From software that can
track multiple channels to shipment tracking to streamlined returns
processes, our industry is working fast...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
It is always important for distribution and logistics specialists
and users of warehouse management systems to stay up to date on the
research in the industry. Logistics Management, the
University of Tennessee, Con-way Inc. and Ernst & Young have
released the results of a study on logistics and...
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Just the other day, I needed to pull together some personal finance
information and I quickly realized how many different sources I had
to access just to get some “visibility” into my financial life.
Most of us probably have multiple accounts, checking, savings,
401K, IRA, mortgage, credit card,...
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Many small companies seek to become EDI compliant not because of
perceived business benefits, but because one or more of their major
customers have mandated that they do so. If EDI capability has
become a requirement for your small business, you may view the
prospect as an unwelcome expense. An EDI...
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
The days when leading warehouse management systems were available
only to large, top-tier retailers and distributors are over. Many
small distributors are now turning to best-of-breed warehouse
management systems to attain the cost reduction and streamlined
operations required to respond to dynamic...
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
You’re fighting the same cost reduction wars and customer service
issues as all the other departments, but now you also have to think
about greening your emissions and carbon footprints? What if
you could significantly cut your transportation supply chain
management costs and improve your service to...
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. C’mon, dirty secrets in supply
chains? Dirty secrets are for contrived reality TV shows and soap
operas, right? Although [we hope!] those kind of dirty secrets are
absent from your food and beverage business (although it may
make for more entertaining work day), you...
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Don’t you just hate starting a new job and getting assaulted by a
never ending stream of acronyms? I know when I started my
supply chain career; it took me a while to sort out the difference
between WMS solutions (warehouse management systems), WCS
(warehouse control systems, TMS (transportation...