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    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 and failure. This is why trust and food safety go hand in hand. If you don’t agree, just ask Chipotle how important rebuilding consumer trust is to their bottom line and how difficult it’s been. At the end of the day for all of us, there’s nothing quite as personal as the food we consume and feed our families. 

    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 so long as we require humans to do the work, we will manage humanity.”

    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 facilities must be inspected by January 2018, repeating every five years.

    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 digitization, we sat down with John Paul Williams, Director, Enterprise Solutions and Market Development, Americas, at Polycom to discuss the value of automation and digitization, ways food manufacturers can leverage this technology to improve their business, tips for garnering management approval, and more.