Why cooperatives are key to unleashing African food sector potential, says ingredients supplier ofi.
‘Food and Beverage manufacturers are under constant pressure to balance the constraints of time, money and personnel.
Crown Europe will kickstart the New Year with job opportunities for qualified engineers.
Nestlé has partnered with Kuehne + Nagel logistics company to store its chocolate, coffee and culinary products over the next five years.
Fox’s Biscuits has faced the challenge of daily retailer forecasting by installing FuturMaster software, which measures the Mean Absolute Percent Error (MAPE) of its orders.
E2open has acquired Terra Technology, which works with Mondelēz International, ConAgra Foods and Kellogg
ConAgra Foods has joined the growing list of bakery and snacks manufacturers who have pledged to switch to 100% cage-free egg supply.
Transportation issues are a top concern for many CPG companies, according to a survey by BCG (Boston Consulting Group) and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA).
Special Edition: Track & Trace
In post-Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) America, traceability has become a huge issue throughout the food supply chain. Honeywell is leveraging its scanning and mobility technologies to help food companies comply with traceability requirements “from...
Tesco’s Food Academy, its robust style of negotiating, BPA and ink migration, were some of the topics addressed at the Food Packaging Forum in Zurich last week.
A large food and beverage processing company in Chile has installed manufacturing planning software to streamline its end-to-end operations.
Yearsley Logistics, frozen food logistics provider, will complete the second phase of a three-part, £5m expansion of its freezer “superhub” warehouse in December.
100% straw packaging for supermarket shelves
UK company ValueForm – which has created food packs made from straw – says it wants to lead a change in supermarket and food retail packaging.
60-second interview: The Day Job
As part of FoodProductionDaily’s ongoing series of 60-second interviews with the movers and shakers of the food and beverage industry, we caught up with Bill Michels, president, ISM Services, who prior to becoming a consultant had a career in senior supply...
Kellogg cannot shirk its palm oil responsibility by deflecting attention to its supplier, says RAN following a statement from Kellogg calling for productive talks between its supplier Wilmar and the environmental group.
Dispatches from IFT 2013
At IFT 2013, Infor displayed a range of software products designed to streamline food processing operations.
Norbert Dentressangle (ND) has completed the acquisition of the ambient and temperature-controlled warehousing and general cargo freight forwarding activities of Belgian logistics company Nova Natie.
Frozen food firm Findus has implemented several supply chain efficiencies in partnership with logistics service provider Sofrilog.
FW Warehousing has appointed Ken Barger and Tim Oller as regional facility managers for differing sites.
Special Edition: Stevia
Greater ownership and management of the stevia supply chain has helped to build a system that is sustainable, responsible, and scalable, say leading global suppliers PureCircle and Cargill.
Special Edition: Sustainable Supply Chain
The incorporation of sustainability throughout the supply chain involves constant innovation, commitment from company leadership and a realization that it is an indefinite process, said Datamonitor.
The Indian Government has approved the setting up of 15 new food processing mega-parks in a bid to boost output and efficiency and slash the huge amount of waste endemic in the national industry.
Report exposes high cost of poor information flow in the supply chain
New research suggests that stunted information flows in the supply chain are leading to significant missed sales opportunities and reduced productivity.
New toolkit could help green supply chain
Envirowise claims its new supply chain toolkit will help food and drink companies to cut costs while enhancing relationships with suppliers.
Culina merges to offer wider supply chain services
Culina Logistics will merge with Baylis Logistics, allowing
the company to offer a wider range of chilled and ambient
supply chain services to food and drink processors.
Metro to penalise suppliers who don't use RFID
Suppliers to Germany-based Metro Group will pay a financial penalty
if they decide not to ship pallets that are tagged with radio
frequency identification (RFID) technology.
Survey reveals RFID benefits beyond supply chain
More companies are realising that radio frequency identification
(RFID) can be used to streamline operations beyond supply chain
management, according to a new survey by ABI research.
Agora's suppliers deliver to single point
Food processors supplying Agorà, one of Italy's largest retailers,
will now have a single point of delivery for their products.
ERP software helps integrate order-to-cash process
A new version software designed for the food supply chain offers
more functions to help integrate order-to-cash processes with
Logistics study highlights use of technology in food sector
Food and beverage companies are increasing their use of
cross-docking, are continuing to rely on paper-based order-pick
methods, and most are outsourcing some or all of their
transportation, according to a survey of logistics practices...
Deutsche Bahn in talks to buy Schnellecke, claims newspaper
Deutsche Bahn is reportedly in talks to acquire logistics firm
Schnellecke, according to unnamedsources cited by the Financial
Online food tracker adds RFID to service
UK-based TraceAll will hook up its online system for tracking food
ingredients and products with radio frequency identification (RFID)
RFID tag designed for high heat processes
A Switzerland-based company has developed radio frequency
identification (RFID) tags designed to withstand the high heat used
in food manufacturing processes.
New design promises to optimise storage efficiency
A new layout for processing and factory warehouses could save 20.4
per cent in costs when compared to the traditional warehouse
designs, claim researchers.
EU funds RFID development for industry
The EU is providing €7.5m toward a three-year project to develop
and extend the use of radio frequency identification (RFID)
technology in a range of industries, including the food and drink
RFID technology achieves high read rates in France
A test in France of radio frequency identification (RFID)
technology to track products throughout the supply chain achieves
almost full read rates, its manufacturer claims.
Software manages suppliers, pricing and payments
A new software package for food and beverage producers incorporates
the ability to manage suppliers, pricing and payments along the
Logistics networks push eastward as firms follow customers
Belgium and France remain top places for locating distribution or
logistics centres, while Eastern European companies are moving up
in rank as retailers expand in the region, according to a
Software gives managers a wider picture of the shipping area
Unisto Electronic Seals has launched additions to its software
management system for trailers and tractors, using radio frequency
identification (RFID) to give managers a wider picture of what is
happening in the shipping area.
RFID software is 'ready-to-go'
New software is designed to help food companies comply with
retailer mandates to identify and track their products with radio
frequency identification (RFID).
Commission consults public on RFID use in Europe
The launch of a public debate on radio frequency identification
(RFID) in the EU will pave the way for a unified policy on the
wider use of the technology throughout the bloc.
Europe's logistics providers adapt to industry's needs
With the pressure on Europe's food manufacturers to maintain or
reduce costs, third-party logistics providers are attempting to
meet their needs, according to a Datamonitor study.
Acquisition marks further consolidation in logistics sector
Swiss-based transport company Kuehne + Nagel has acquired ACR
Logistics, expanding its global network further into Eastern Europe
Joint venture offers combined global transport and logistics network
APL Logistics and Christian Salvesen have launched a joint venture
in the UK that combines the companies container transport and
supply-chain logistics capabilities.
Price becomes tops in outsourcing logistics, supply-chain
A global study of logistics and supply chain executives finds that
for the first time in 10 years price has overtaken value-added
services as the most important attribute in selecting a third-party
logistics (3PL) provider.
Supply chain project links RFID with Internet
A pilot project featuring radio frequency identification (RFID)
technology and a global network-based information exchange system
could help improve the efficiency of distributing fresh produce
throughout the supply chain.
RFID system boosts productivity
Catalyst International says its supply chain management software
coupled with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology can
help companies increase productivity and decrease costs.
EU funds new RFID technology to track meat products
Collaboration between a EU funded body and private companies has
resulted in an integrated method for tracking meat products from
slaughterhouse to supermarket using radio frequency
Software pinpoints location for RFID tags
Cape Systems Group announced yesterday it is entering the emerging
radio frequency identification (RFID) market with the introduction
of software designed to help companies place their tags in the best
location on their product.
APICS helps suppliers navigate US bioterror laws
New supply chain management certification promises to equip
suppliers and manufacturers with the necessary knowledge to
navigate complex new custom regulations in the US, writes