When Inter-County Bakery Supply, a family-owned bakery supply distributor in Deer Park, N.Y., needed to modernize its process and automate its capabilities, they decided an ERP solution from VAI that would offer the most bank for their buck.
The e-commerce revolution has not only changed the rules for consumer packaged goods companies, it has created a whole new game in which the new coronavirus has only cemented the need for brands to adapt.
Spawned by a seemingly unending parade of produce recalls over the last few years, the FDA proposed a new FSMA food traceability rule that demands electronic traceability from farm-to-retail for several food types prone to bacterial contamination.
In 2019, the World Food Programme (WPF), a United Nations humanitarian organization, distributed food to very needy people in Uganda. In March 2019, a major food-poisoning incident occurred in one region of the country, followed by a second outbreak, which occurred in a refugee camp in a completely different area in Uganda. In the first outbreak five people died and hundreds were hospitalized.
Kezzler, a global provider of supply chain traceability and serialization technology, has signed a master service agreement (MSA) with Bayer to provide track and trace capabilities for seed origins. Bayer—a life sciences company with more than 150 years experience in healthcare and agriculture—and Kezzler have had an existing working relationship for the last four years.
Food packaging (and consumer goods packaging in general) are seeing some stiff demands. While PMMI is predicting that the global food packaging market in itself will reach $400 billion by 2025, with a CAGR nearly 5%, there are some real challenges to overcome, both in packaging and the supply chain. For example, processors struggle to keep up with new customer demands, while product and packaging changeovers occur frequently to meet consumer needs. In addition, OSHA has been cracking down on unsafe machines, and the need to clean is more important than ever.
ON DEMAND: It’s no secret that COVID-19 disrupted the global food supply chain and is causing shortages across industries. Food and beverage organizations must take a hard look at their current supply chain strategies and work to proactively mitigate supply chain risk across the organization, from suppliers and employees to logistics and inventory.