Supply Chain Visibility and Supplier Scorecards: What You Need to Know

Supply chain visibility (SCV) is the ability of parts, components or products in transit to be tracked from the manufacturer to their final destination. According to TechTarget, the primary objective of SCV is to improve the availability of data...

Operational Transparency: What It Is and Why You Need It

One area of importance that routinely pops up within the food and beverage industry is this area of traceability and trust/transparency. Trust is not a nice-to-have soft attribute anymore, but can ultimately mean the difference between success...

Pinnacle Foods on Automation in Supply Chain Quality

A shorter version of this interview was first published by SmartBrief.

Karen Klansek has an expression she likes to use when it comes to manpower versus automation in her role as manager of supply chain quality assurance at Pinnacle Foods: “For...

Preparing for an FDA Audit

As a result of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), food inspections are on the rise. Under FSMA, all high-risk facilities must be inspected by January 2016, repeating every three years; all other...

Top 5 Reasons Organizations Fail Audits and How to Not Be One of Them

When it comes to audits, there are plenty of reasons for failing, especially in the food and beverage industry. Whether it’s an audit for GFSI, FDA or an audit required by any of your customers, the consequences of failing can be very costly. 

What's Frustrating Food Manufacturers?

As the ever-changing landscape of the food supply chain industry evolves, more and more food manufacturers are becoming frustrated with certain pieces to the audit puzzle. 

Coffee Talk with John Paul Williams: Power of Automation & Digitization

In today's digital world, businesses are finding that in order to stay relevant and successful in the industry, they must embrace technology to automate and digitize their once manual processes. To further explore the power of automation and...


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