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Nine Best Practices to Managing Global Suppliers

When it comes to managing a global supply chain, things can get complicated – fast. Managing supplier information, which can be inconsistent or non-existent, is a cumbersome and challenging task. But there are steps companies can take to ease the...

Bimbo Had Questions. TraceGains Had Answers.

The exchange of information between suppliers and customers has been a mess in the food and beverage industry as far back as anyone can remember. There are several reasons for this, but it’s driven primarily by the massive duplication of effort that...

Pinnacle Foods on Automation in Supply Chain Quality

The senior manager of Food Safety and Quality for Pinnacle Foods Group spoke with SmartBrief, sharing tales from the quality assurance industry and the critical role she plays in it.

The Future of Supplier Data Management

Who could have guessed that 10 years ago, something as mundane as a food label would be the focus of so much attention? Certainly, no one could have predicted it would take center stage in a Super Bowl ad.

The Real Cost of Manual Document Management

Most leaders in the food, beverage, and supplements industries understand that failing an audit is costly and that being non-compliant exposes customers and the business to risk.

FSMA: Frequently Asked Questions

President Barack Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law on January 4, 2011. Congress created FSMA to give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) new powers to regulate and monitor how food is developed, grown, harvested,...

Supplier Scorecarding Best Practices

Most food, beverage, and supplements companies know they need to evaluate their suppliers on a wide range of supplier behaviors, but this effort has been historically labor-intensive for many companies.

Five Tips for a Strong FSVP

Like most federal regulations, the Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) includes many definitions, exemptions, and jargon. Essentially, the FDA wants companies importing food into the United States to make sure it’s up to the FDA’s...

It’s Time for Proactive Supply Chain Management

Global supply chains continue to evolve and increase in complexity. Companies take on more risk as their network becomes inherently more vulnerable to outside influences when scaled to global size.

5 Tips for Better Supplier Document Management

What's the best way to collect supplier documentation? You might read that sentence and think there is no best way - and you would probably be correct.