The use of technology to track products from food processors and producers to the consumers is becoming increasingly popular. Warehouses and distributors that use warehouse management solutions typically use bar codes to track inventory, increasing inventory visibility, information control and reporting ability. With this type of digital system, warehouse operators can locate inventory readily, saving time and money. This allows warehouse operators to locate the food product specified in the recall. Often food products not affected by the recall are destroyed as paper records and inefficient tracking methods make warehouse operators overly cautious. The result is additional lost inventory dollars, costly wasted labor and time. By using Datex’s system of state-of-the-art technology such as mobile computers, barcode scanners and Microsoft .NET platform based software, cold storage warehouses are able to identify, locate and track inventory throughout the warehouse, simplifying the food recall process.
“Our clients rely on us to make the food recall process simple and effective,” explained Michael Armanious, President of Datex Corporation. “We developed our cold storage software solution by working closely with the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) and are confident of its ability to meet the expectations of cold storage professionals. The simple fact is that identifying contaminated food and keeping it from reaching consumers saves lives. Our software plays a vital role in that process.”