RFID technology does not require any contact to detect objects with electronic information tags, speeding up a variety of processes in production, logistics and retail. In cases that require high levels of object identification accuracy, a high-performance antenna is needed that is capable of capturing the information stored on the RFID transponders at any time.
The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) has launched ePIF, which enables food and beverage companies to track product information across its entire value chain.
A prevailing trend in the cold chain is the focus on quality and product sensitivity. With an increase in demand for premium products, shippers must maintain the integrity of these loads.
To make accurate decisions in any manufacturing business, access to operational data so users are empowered to make informed decisions is essential. The challenge faced by many businesses is getting this operational data in an accurate, timely and correctly formatted manner. Cromarty specialises in this area and can work with companies to overcome these hurdles.
IDlocate offers producers a way to protect their brand. The authentication platform uses a company's source data and prints in real time on every unit.
Unannounced audits are now commonplace, with the BRC and larger supermarket chains making these part of their terms of working and simply expecting their suppliers to comply. Would this level of scrutiny have been part and parcel of the industry had the horsemeat scandal not come to light?
On the long journey from the fruit plantation to the retailer's shelf, fruits can quickly perish. In particular, the refrigeration inside the cargo containers is not always guaranteed and existing methods for measuring the temperature are not sufficiently reliable. A sensor developed at Empa in Switzerland solves this problem. It looks like a piece of fruit and acts like a piece of fruit — but is actually a spy.
Oceasoft has developed two tools to streamline the high-volume management of its Bluetooth-enabled datalogger products.
Panasonic has launched the Toughpad FZ-N1, a lightweight, rugged, 3-in-1 handheld tablet that combines the productivity benefits of a mobile barcode reader, phone and tablet in one device.
A new ISO project committee has been established to make traceability simpler for all supply chain actors by using a uniform ISO language globally.
Intralogistics, like logistics, is about the handling and flow of goods and materials. But with intralogistics, this takes place not on the roads, but instead within a company site.
North America's Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies has released its 2016 Brand Protection and Product Traceability Market Research report, which predicts that counterfeiting will increase 3% per year worldwide.
International economic and political instability is driving disillusionment and risk in supply chains across most of the globe.
ParTech's SureCheck Advantage food safety system incorporates an automated temperature probe, a barcode scanner and an RFID infrared temperature reader.
Your brand is your biggest asset. Protecting it from irreparable damage through exceptional supply chain controls is undoubtedly a given — or is it?