Category: Food, Grocery and Natural Foods Retail supply chain

Featuring December 20 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech

The Supply Chain Matters blog features our December 20, 2019 Edition of This Week in Supply Chain Management Tech, a brief synopsis of noteworthy supply chain management focused technology news which we believe would be of specific interest to our global-based blog readership. Included in this edition are noteworthy announcements and/or developments related to: GLC, Intel and Habana Labs, Pattonair, Ahold Delhaize USA.

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More Episodes of Romaine Lettuce Contamination Across the U.S.: What is Advanced Technology’s Purpose?

Supply chain management technology industry analyst and Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari, provides a commentary reflecting on the multiple romaine lettuce product contamination incidents and subsequent product recalls that have occurred in the U.S., and the specific role of advanced supply chain technologies in addressing this challenging and perplexing problem.

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What Supply Chain Management Teams Should Expect During This Holiday Fulfillment Quarter

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides manufacturers, retailers and services providers with what they can expect in the upcoming 2019 holiday fulfillment surge quarter.

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A Guest Contribution: The Art and Science of Supply Chain Management

The Supply Chain Matters blog features a guest contribution from Troy Hicks, Senior Vice President, Worldwide Supply Chain Planning, Herbalife Nutrition, on the art and science of supply chain management in supporting nutritional product categories.

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Trump Administration’s Sudden Actions to Initiate Retaliatory Tariffs on Mexico Imports is Unprecedented and Concerning

President Trump indicated last night, without adequate formal warning, that he intends to impose a 5 percent tariff on all imported goods from Mexico beginning on June 10. Make no mistake, from our Supply Chain Matters lens, this latest development, without some form of rationalization has serious implications for global trade and for global based supply and customer demand networks.

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Purdue University Researchers Quantify How Current U.S. Trade Policies Have Multi-Billion Dollar Negative Impacts on Agricultural Markets

A new report sponsored by the Farm Foundation in the United States and conducted by economists at Purdue University provides the extent of how much U.S. farmers could be economically impacted with current U.S. trade policies. Reports of the study’s findings are rippling across U.S. Midwest media and agricultural news sources.

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Additional Background Related to Kroeger’s Investment in Future Online Fulfillment Capabilities

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on additional information related to U.S. supermarket retailer Kroeger’s initiatives to leverage Ocado robotics technology in a network of automated online fulfillment warehouses.

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Multiple Romaine Lettuce Product Recalls: U.S. Joint Regulatory Investigations Provide Ample Evidence to Problem Statements. Is the Answer a Specific Technology?

The latest U.S. government investigative report on the series of contaminated romaine lettuce incidents during 2018 has prompted Supply Chain Matters Editor Bob Ferrari to comment on where technology can play an important role. The answer is not Blockchain alone but in a full understanding of the problem to be solved and the benefits for all stakeholders.

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