Critical supply chains are finally “normalizing” after the pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine disrupted transportation and slowed production, triggering bottlenecks and driving up inflation to 40-year highs, according to a White House report card...
Hershey is making more of the sweets and snacks consumers want with less and overcoming extreme supply chain challenges by replacing and repurposing underutilized manufacturing capacity, ditching conventional lines in favor of more efficient modular operations...
Confectionery companies should collectively push suppliers to make traceability the norm rather than a premium service, as it is the only way to guarantee sustainable cocoa and palm oil, says The Forest Trust.
The number of manufacturers using one of the four key commodities linked to deforestation has increased from 67% to 71%, but a worrying number of targets have been missed or forgotten, according to a new report.
Lightweighting and the move to shelf-ready packaging can be more sustainable, but also exposes delicate products such as biscuits to damage and any savings may be outweighed by extra pallet and shrink-wrap costs, writes Jane Gorick.
UK food firms have eliminated 1,400t of waste in a project led by grocery think-tank IGD and commissioned by the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP). Participants also believe they could eradicate waste by a further 1,193t within a year.
The opportunity for confectioners to audit the ethical credentials of their existing, and potential, suppliers comes in the shape of Sedex, a database tool designed to serve an ethically-driven supply-chain.
Danisco is compiling a comprehensive toolkit to help its customers deal with cost issues based on solutions it has and will develop, and analysis of how businesses and consumers respond in the recession.
Third-party logistics (3PL) providers must adopt innovative and
leading solutions such as radio frequency identification (RFID) if
they are to continue achieving supply chain efficiencies, according
to a new report.
Supply chain management firm Menlo Worldwide has added a warehouse
management system with radio frequency identification (RFID)
capabilities to its offering in order to help suppliers and
manufacturers meet the traceability requirements...
AMR Research says that after years of caution, attitudes towards
supply chain objectives are changing. This in turn has led to a run
on investments in the sector, which the company predicts will lead
to a 5 per cent jump in the multi...
Zebra Technologies has launched the R110Xi RFID printer/encoder,
which it claims is the first printer available with fully
integrated support for Class 0 (read only) and Matrics Class 0+
(read/write) smart labels.
InfoLogix has launched one of the first available wireless,
full-function, RFID computer. This intelligent device enables RFID
automation throughout the supply chain, including optimisation of
RFID read/write applications on forklifts,...
As companies move toward complying with RFID mandates, the real
value has been lost in the rush, claims research group Aberdeen. Mandates
issued by retail giants such as Wal-Mart are forcing the industry
to meet some very aggressive...
Real-time supply chain execution (SCE) software provider ClearOrbit
has launched Purchase Order Change Management, part of its Advanced
Collaborative Replenishment Suite. PO Change Management automates
the communication of order changes...
Supply chain management is becoming increasingly important in
efficient food production. A pilot project developed by Microsoft
Business Solutions and KiMs, a Danish snack manufacturer, is a good
example of how technology, especially...