Turck is expanding its range of RFID handheld devices that can be tailored to the requirements of the individual user. The devices include a customised user interface, RFID tags and stationary read/write heads if required.
The Food and Drink Federation has launched a free guide to help food and drink companies identify and manage supply chain risks. Suitable for small and large companies, the guide forms part of an approach to sustainable sourcing.
A new food supply mapping technique is forecast to shorten the time it takes to track down contaminated food sources by showing how product flows through the distribution supply chain.
Where would we be without the iPhone? Consumers will soon be able to access extended data on Nestlé products via GS1’s GoScan app, due to be released later this year.
GS1 New Zealand is urging companies in the food and grocery sector to register for ProductRecallnz, an online service for rapid recall or withdrawal of products in consumer supply chains.
Dematic has released the Psion Omnii XT15 handheld computer. Designed for rugged industrial operation, the XT15’s display can withstand a 1.25 joule impact breakage. The computer is fully modular, allowing users to change components when necessary rather than replacing the whole unit.
Wrigley has implemented JDA Software’s Space & Category Management solutions to manage its large volume of retail planograms, fixtures, floor plans, store/cluster data, product attributes and performance information.
JDA Software is offering free supply chain assessments. Its assessment tool combines the best of traditional online value calculators and on-site assessments from consultants or technology vendors to deliver a simple, quick process that packs a lot of analytic horsepower.
Brazilian food cooperative Aurora is harnessing Tetra Pak’s next-generation traceability solution to increase production efficiency and add brand value to a newly launched UHT milk product.
Coca Cola Amatil (NZ), a leading NZ producer of soft drinks, diet drinks, juices and juice drinks, waters, energy drinks, sports drinks and cordials, has become GS1net live using Bizcaps’ E2 software to publish data to GS1net for its trading partner Foodstuffs.
One of the most important and difficult issues to manage with food production is traceability. Users need to know exactly what goes into each batch of product and keep track of stock from the time that it comes in the door right through to when it goes out to customers. Keeping track of all of this using paper or spreadsheets is difficult, inefficient and error-prone. The PackMin Management System can integrate with a company’s current processes, saving time and money. And it keeps track of everything without any extra effort.
This Application Paper looks at what a packaging code management solution is, the need for a packaging code management solution (PCM) and the business benefits of the same.
GS1 has unveiled an electronic location directory that connects purchasers and suppliers around Australia. The central registry, known as GS1Locatenet, improves the speed and accuracy of supply transactions and build traceability in the supply chain. The service is available to all users of global location numbers (GLNs) across all industries.
Peanut butter, mince and spinach teeming with Salmonella or E. coli … In recent years, high-profile product recalls have underscored a growing problem for manufacturers with global supply chains. The results can be lethal and costs can be enormous.
A complex web of freight and distribution services exists to service the kiwifruit market both in New Zealand and overseas. With growth in the volume of trade and rising consumer awareness of food safety guidelines, the kiwifruit supply chain encapsulates major logistical challenges that must be met to ensure the New Zealand kiwifruit industry’s competitive position in the marketplace.