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The Friday Report May 18, 2018

The Friday Report May 18, 2018

Track and Trace of Romaine Lettuce and the E-Coli Outbreak Good news salad fans.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is close to lifting their recommendation to dispose of romaine lettuce that may be in your refrigerator.  Traceability efforts have...

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The Friday Report May 11, 2018

The Friday Report May 11, 2018

Gold and Diamonds:  Is the Future in Blockchain? Heralded as the cure to traceability challenges for everything from food to pharmaceuticals and beyond, blockchain is now in trials to help track and trace key commodities, including conflict minerals and diamonds. ...

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Does Uberization + E-Commerce = On Demand Warehouse?

Does Uberization + E-Commerce = On Demand Warehouse?

What is On-Demand Warehousing and Why is it Useful? Unlike traditional warehousing with lengthy annual contracts, warehouse on-demand enables shippers to turn warehousing services on and off when desired.  Although the primary product is the storage space, all the...

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The Friday Report May 4, 2018

The Friday Report May 4, 2018

First Death Traced Back to Romaine Lettuce-E-Coli Outbreak The first death related to the romaine lettuce e-coli outbreak was reported May 2, 2018.  As of that date, 121 people had become ill in 25 states according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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The Friday Report April 27, 2018

The Friday Report April 27, 2018

Manufacturers See Opportunity in E-Commerce Shopping Trend The supply chain logistics industry certainly is a complicated maze these days.  As the e-commerce wave continues to overtake brick-and-mortar retail, businesses across the supply chain are continually making...

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Romaine Lettuce, E-Coli and the Path to Blockchain

Romaine Lettuce, E-Coli and the Path to Blockchain

Reports of Romaine Lettuce Contamination Crop Up in 19 StatesFood safety and food safety education for consumers are essential ingredients in the recipe for healthy American consumers.  Across the United States, from farms to dinner tables, Americans are concerned...

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The Friday Report April 20, 2018

The Friday Report April 20, 2018

On Target:  Order-to-Shelf and Goods-to-Person Automated Fulfillment Big box retailer Target pledged to invest $7 billion to re-imagine over 600 retail store locations in order to adapt to consumer preferences.  The redesign and re-engineering of the retail store...

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The Friday Report April 13, 2018

The Friday Report April 13, 2018

The Next E-Commerce Platform:  The Connected Car Did you know that today’s car has the computing power of 20 personal computers?  Unbelievably enough, it processes up to 25 gigabytes of data in an hour and includes approximately 100 million lines of programming.  The...

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The Friday Report: April 6th, 2018

The Friday Report: April 6th, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Invades the Food and Beverage Industry Food and beverage companies are turning to artificial intelligence to improve fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG).  Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, food and beverage companies are gaining...

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The Friday Report March 30, 2018

The Friday Report March 30, 2018

The Food Home Delivery Industry is On Fire! Restaurant meal delivery is anticipated to balloon from $43 billion in 2017 to $76 billion in the next four years according to a report from Cowen and Company.  Online orders and use of technology in ordering meals from a...

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EDI & APIs:  Data Interchange in the Supply Chain

EDI & APIs: Data Interchange in the Supply Chain

  Today, supply chain operations must move faster than ever before, largely due to the deluge of individual consumer orders that must be processed from online shoppers.  Operational and order processing speed can provide a competitive advantage and affect the...

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The Friday Report March 23, 2018

The Friday Report March 23, 2018

Cold Storage Warehouse Growth Fueled by Consumer Shopping Habits & Expectations The food supply chain is changing.  Between the increase in consumers shopping online for reasons of convenience and changes in taste and food preferences, consumer behavior and...

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The Friday Report: March 16th, 2018

The Friday Report: March 16th, 2018

“Clicks-to-Bricks”:  Building a New Customer Experience (CX) Some online retailers are investing in the creation of a new customer experience.  One of the challenges that online retailers tend to have is the loss of connection between the product and the consumer. ...

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