Associated British Foods – worst-in-class in an Oxfam report critical of 10 food giants for essentially operating under a corporate social responsibility (CSR) “veil of secrecy” – has hit back, slamming the report ‘s findings as “ridiculous”.
Kellogg’s boss John Bryant said he was "very disappointed" by the recent Mini-Wheats recall in a call with analysts yesterday, but insisted that it was not a reflection of "systemic" supply chain problems.
The European Parliament today gave its consent to the 2010 International Cocoa Agreement and passed a resolution on child labour in the cocoa sector in a move that will benefit manufacturers, according to industry bodies.
Despite progress towards achieving some waste reduction and recycling targets under the UK's Courtauld Commitment, a 2012 supply chain waste reduction target is proving a challenge for industry, with only a “marginal decrease” thus far, said WRAP...
UK food manufacturers and the wider food industry are expected to play a significant role in helping to save the UK economy £2bn through preventing waste and curbing CO2 emissions, according to plans from the government-funded, Waste & Resources Action...
Greater clarity on which supply chains areas to prioritise for action on waste could help food and drink manufacturers as well as grocery retailers identify opportunities to make cost and environmental savings, claims a UK government funded agency.
Projects that foster collaboration between industry, funding bodies and science and technology providers will be given impetus by a new publication which outlines the future needs of the food and drink processing industries, claims Campden BRI.
'Made in Transit' is a supply chain concept in which the production
of fresh perishable food happens on the way to the supermarket,
shifting the paradigm of packaging from preserving freshness to
enabling growth, a shift...
To meet the challenges of globalisation many companies are shifting
from a 'push' supply chain model to a flexible, demand-driven
one by applying service-oriented architecture (SOA) technology,
according to an IBM study.
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...
Germany's Metro Group, a European retail giant, has started using
an updated international standard for radio frequency
identification (RFID) in some of its stores, and plans to begin
case level tagging with its suppliers later...
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.
Retailers around the world are stepping up plans to use RFID
according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan, which sends
another signal to food processors they might soon have to make the
costly transformation in their supply chains.
New global standards, better data tracking and cuts in prices for
radio frequency identification (RFID) tags and inlays has put the
magic takeoff level for the technology within reach for food
processors, according to analysts.
As part of its programme to develop a seamless system for tracking
goods through the supply chain, MIT's Auto-ID Laboratory is in the
process of building a software simulation to study how data will
flow to global trading partners...
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.
Supply chain optimisation supplier Logility has launched Logility
Voyager Solutions 7.5, designed to help distribution-intensive
companies use the Internet to gain visibility of key metrics;
manage dynamic global supply chain activities;...
An innovative RFID-enabled cold chain consignment monitoring
service allows fresh food producers to trace their products across
the globe and achieve potential cost efficiency savings. Anthony
Supply chain solutions provider RedPrairie has announced sweeping
changes to its integrated supply chain execution and optimisation
suite in order to help customers comply with increasing trade,
security and retail regulations in...