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

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.

Turck individually configurable RFID handheld readers

18 December, 2012

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.

Free guide for managing supply chain risk launched

10 December, 2012

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.

Finding fresh food contamination sources faster

17 October, 2012

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.

There’s an app for that: Nestlé product data accessible through GoScan app

23 July, 2012

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 NZ announces online service for rapid recall or withdrawal of products

01 June, 2012

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.

Psion Omnii XT15 handheld computer

28 April, 2012

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.

JDA software implementation helps Wrigley manage its supply chain

02 November, 2011

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 supply chain assessment tool

04 May, 2011 by

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.

Traceability and Brazilian UHT milk

23 February, 2011 by

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 goes to GS1net

21 December, 2010 by

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.

Davidson Tech PackMin Management System

04 November, 2010 by

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.

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