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

Food traceability best practice document released

25 August, 2014

The Global Food Traceability Center has issued a guidance document on food traceability best practices. The document summarises the similarities and differences among them in regards to traceability.


CHEP opens Logistics Control Centre

21 August, 2014

CHEP Australia has launched its national Logistics Control Centre at Erskine Park in Sydney's western suburbs. Peter Mackie, global group president of CHEP Pallets, officially opened the centre.


Schmersal RSS260 safety sensor with RFID technology

30 June, 2014

The RSS260 safety sensor combines the detection principle of RFID technology and a high switching distance in a compact design.


Two-thirds of store delivery suppliers cannot process all consumer data

26 May, 2014

More than 60% of store delivery suppliers in the Australian and New Zealand FMCG industry admit the amount of consumer data they can collect exceeds their capability to process and act on it, a new report from Intermec by Honeywell reveals.


Sick RFU620 UHF RFID read/write device

08 May, 2014

The Sick RFU620 UHF RFID read/write unit offers a solution for the identification of containers, boxes or the correct aisle. It supports universal use even in extreme applications such as on stackers and in deep-freeze stores, or simply as a Kanban station.


Industrial track and trace: RFID or vision ID - what's best?

29 April, 2014

Track and trace technologies are designed to identify issues or inconsistency early in the manufacturing process to promote cost savings on inventory, labour and reduce wastage. This white paper provides a detailed comparison between RFID and vision identification technologies, highlighting benefits throughout the manufacturing process.


GS1 Australia and 1WorldSync sign multiyear contract

24 March, 2014

GS1 Australia has entered into a multiyear agreement with 1WorldSync. The agreement will reportedly provide GS1's supplier and data recipient user bases with a 'next generation' platform for the enhanced delivery of the GS1net Australasia data pool.


First inSight-branded product launches in China

20 March, 2014

Tenda Nutritional Foods has become the first company to launch an infant formula bearing the inSight brand in the Chinese market.


Turck Q175 UHF read/write head

17 October, 2013

Designed to communicate with multiple data carriers, the Q175 uses both HF and UHF RFID technologies. Turck says this capability allows it to expand its RFID technology to accommodate diverse industrial production and logistics processes.


10-year study explores supply chain optimisation

16 September, 2013

A joint 10-year research study has revealed how supply chain integration is a critical strategy for businesses today. The Project Noah study is a joint venture of GS1 Australia and the University of Melbourne.


Responsiveness in recalls

15 August, 2013 by Dannielle Furness

The tentacles of a supply chain are far-reaching. There are so many players, steps and processes and therefore so many opportunities for error - human or otherwise. Every industry faces a degree of exposure as product moves down the line, but none is more vulnerable than food manufacture and processing, where the simplest of mistakes can have extreme consequences.


The Avolution has begun

13 June, 2013

A new avocado marketing company has been launched. The Avolution brings together producers from around Australia to ensure a 12-month supply of avocados.


Authenticateit track and trace system

31 May, 2013

Authenticateit has launched a track and trace system to help stop manufacturers, retailer and shoppers unwittingly buying and selling counterfeit goods.


Transport and distribution

30 May, 2013 by Emeritus Professor Harry Lovell OAM, FAIP

The container and associated handling systems have not only revolutionised distribution, they have also impacted on design, packaging material and reduced inventories.


JDA eight cloud-based supply chain planning and optimisation software

26 April, 2013

The Supply Chain Company has announced the release of JDA eight, which brings together more than 30 different products on a single platform, unifying supply chain planning, optimisation and business analytics for deployment in the cloud.


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