Have you got a grip on your supply chain?

By Rick Pendrous

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Supply chain traceability will be among the issues covered at the event
Supply chain traceability will be among the issues covered at the event
Supply chain traceability has soared up manufacturers' list of priorities following the horsemeat scandal. It will be among the food safety issues covered at a one-day event Food safety: What have we learnt from recent crises? Organised by Food Manufacture, the conference will be at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull on October 17.

Patrik Sjöberg, product director with computer systems specialist Infor, will share how new systems can help firms keep track of ingredients and products along increasingly complex supply chains. And Leatherhead Food Research's head of food security and crisis management Professor Tony Hines will outline how firms should use the latest market intelligence to ensure they don't become the victim of the next product recall.

One of the firms that has witnessed a surge of interest in its traceability systems is Siemens UK.

"We are focused at the moment on traceability and genealogy of the production process being able to track and provide data on the origins of raw materials before they go into a batch or continuous process," ​said Mark Jackson, who is responsible for Siemens' activities in the UK food and beverage sector.

Retrieve data in real time

"Most firms have paper-based traceability systems in place, but we are automating these so they can retrieve data in real time."

The conference will be chaired by Professor Colin Dennis, formerly director general of Campden BRI and former president of the Institute of Food Science and Technology.

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Related topics: Food Safety, Services, IT

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