Materials handling & storage and supply chain > Supply chain & traceability (RFID/barcodes)

Improving RFID system reliability

14 August, 2017

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.


Using digital disruption to track product information

24 July, 2017

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.


The rigours of food safety transportation

13 June, 2017

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.


Cromarty traceability solutions

17 May, 2017

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 traceability and anti-counterfeit solution

16 May, 2017

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.


The importance of supply chain monitoring in the food and drink industry

30 March, 2017 by George Hall

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?


Apples ain't necessarily apples — travels with apples and spy apples

24 March, 2017 by Cornelia Zogg

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 Bluetooth-enabled dataloggers for cold-chain monitoring

22 February, 2017

Oceasoft has developed two tools to streamline the high-volume management of its Bluetooth-enabled datalogger products.


Panasonic Toughpad FZ-N1 3-in-1 handheld tablet

17 February, 2017

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.


ISO project committee aims to simplify traceability

16 February, 2017

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: the start of the road to the smart supply chain

13 February, 2017

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.


Anti-counterfeiting market continues to grow

07 December, 2016

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.


Global supply chain stability is wavering but Asia Pacific going okay

28 November, 2016

International economic and political instability is driving disillusionment and risk in supply chains across most of the globe.


ParTech SureCheck Advantage food safety system

11 November, 2016

ParTech's SureCheck Advantage food safety system incorporates an automated temperature probe, a barcode scanner and an RFID infrared temperature reader.


Preserving brand reputation through best practice supply chain management

31 October, 2016 by Mike Stewart*

Your brand is your biggest asset. Protecting it from irreparable damage through exceptional supply chain controls is undoubtedly a given — or is it?


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