Supply Chain

Food supply chain excellence: Stewart Wilmot collected the award from Columbus Global UK’s Simon Charlton (right) and awards host Matt Dawson

FMEAs 2017

Salad processor wins supply chain Oscar

By Mike Stones

West Sussex salad processor Natures Way Foods has won the coveted Supply Chain Initiative of the Year trophy in the industry’s Oscars – the Food Manufacture Excellence Awards – at The Hilton on Park Lane in London earlier this month.

The platform allows food businesses to track recipe development and operating procedures

NEWS IN BRIEF

Database allows food firms to track nutrition levels

By Noli Dinkovski

A new cloud-based food composition database that enables manufacturers to monitor the nutritional content of products has been set up by Nutritional Information Solutions (NIS).

A blockchain study lets shoppers monitor organic bacon provenance

Blockchain takes off in food and drink

By Rick Pendrous

The pursuit of improved traceability and fraud prevention along the global food supply chain has resulted in the increased use of sophisticated computer systems, which allow secure information sharing between those involved in transactions along the chain.

Food manufacturers need to analyse the supply chains before Brexit

BREXIT

Contingency plans needed to mitigate Brexit risks

By Rick Pendrous

Food manufacturers and retailers in the UK need to start preparing their contingency plans for a ‘hard’ Brexit – in which no deal is agreed with the EU – in order to mitigate the risks they face, warns a leading supply chain expert.

The Internet of Things could be crucial to driving predictive engineering

Manufacturers fail to use predictive engineering well

By Rick Pendrous

More than half (54%) of managers in the manufacturing sector believe firms are not using predictive engineering effectively, despite the technology being billed as a leading industry trend, a new study conducted by enterprise business systems provider...

‘Freight commissioner’ for London needed: FTA

‘Freight commissioner’ for London needed: FTA

By Mike Stones

A new freight commissioner for London is needed – to speed the delivery of goods, including food and drink products – the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged.

The food supply chain could become more efficient by reducing waste at farms, claimed WRAP

Food waste on farms costs supply chain £30M

By James Ridler

The UK food supply chain become could become more efficient and competitive and save the industry £30M a year by tackling food waste on farms, according to a new report from waste organisation the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).