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.
Global supply chains bring with them huge difficulties of assuring quality and ensuring supplier responsibility for their products. A different solution to this problem, suggested by Professor Luciana Echazu, revolves around the supplier's contract.
UPM Raflatac Freezer-proof RFID tags have been designed to operate reliably within freezer environments down to -40°C. Now RFID tags can effectively automate the collection of data for the receival and storage of goods and inventory for frozen goods.
Cordina Chicken Farms has been declared GS1net-ready, able to validate, electronically exchange and synchronise product data with its trading partners through GS1net, using Bizcaps Enterprise software and Bizcaps Bureau Service.
The Motorola RD500 vehicle-mounted RFID reader can be installed on a forklift backrest or mobile cart. It automatically reads and records any Gen2 RFID tag within range.
Darrell Lea has chosen Bizcaps Eziform to help it publish its product data to GS1net to enable it to exchange and synchronise product data with its major trading partners.
Intermec has introduced the CN50 and CN4 — advanced, rugged 3G Wireless WAN (WWAN) mobile computers for field mobility applications. The CN50 includes 3.75G WWAN HSUPA radio technology in a small, lightweight, ruggedised form factor.
UPM Raflatac optimised Dog Bone, Short Dipole and Frog RFID tags claim improved performance. The updated UHF EPC, Class 1 Gen2 products have been enhanced with Impinj’s Monza3 ICs. All three products offer 96-bit EPC memory, high read sensitivity and reliability across long read ranges, making them appropriate for a wide range of applications. Moreover, they function near challenging materials such as metals, liquids and on closely packed products.
CoreProcess has developed software which pinpoints all ‘downstream’ expenses, effectively measuring key indicators and identifying opportunities for manufacturers to streamline their distribution supply chain and reduce costs.
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms has announced the latest version of its Proficy Change Management, version 5.9, featuring web-based client enhancements that provide users with ‘thin’ client capability for version control, audit trails and secure access for popular automation products.
Nestlé Nespresso, leader in the portioned coffee market, has successfully implemented Manhattan's Warehouse Management Solution (WMS) for Open Systems at its distribution centre (DC) at Alfortville in France.