While exports dropped for the fourth month, imports climbed to an all-time high of $240.6 billion, reflecting record shipment levels of food and other goods. The cold winter partly explains why the U.S. is importing more and exporting less.
The very term "supply chain" implies a straight line and a singular operating mode, with tight linkages moving goods smoothly from mode to mode and location to location. In Asia-Pacific, however, this concept is unrealistic.
C.H. Robinson, known for third-party logistics, has created a new global brand, Robinson Fresh, to focus on the produce industry. The launch of Robinson Fresh unifies the C.H. Robinson, FoodSource, Rosemont Farms, and Timco Worldwide entities under one brand.
The first refrigerated boxcar unit train connecting the Midwest and West Coast in over half a century could offer produce growers and meat and dairy producers the opportunity to distribute products more cost-effectively and within the same timeframes as trucking.
Like many inventions, the can was created to solve a specific problem: feeding European armies in the early 19th century who needed to carry their own food supplies for long distances in harsh conditions without opportunities for re-supply. Now, the use of cans is having a significant impact on food safety, supply chain security, sustainability and shelf life.
"Made in America" is a label typically associated with durable goods, but food products are coming under increasing regulation and labeling restrictions, such as Country of Origin Labeling. The National Retail Foundation delved into a topic that applies to food.
The high-tech warehouse is taking shape as organizations seek to get ahead of the material handling systems challenges of the 21st Century supply chain. A big component of that formation is automation, but it has to be more strategic than just throwing machines at a problem.
Campbell Soup Company's Napoleon, Ohio, plant is one of the largest food manufacturing facilities in the United States. Natural gas, solar energy and a biodigestor help fuel the facility.
Beside bad weather conditions during growing or delayed harvesting, storage and transport are among the biggest risk factors when it comes to fruit and vegetable losses. On a global scale, the proportion of food becoming unfit for human consumption during transport and distribution is as high as one-fifth.
The loading dock is increasingly being regulated by authorities such as the FDA and new laws like the Food Safety Modernization Act. To stay ahead of regulations, safety-minded businesses are proactively addressing a host of potential threats at the loading dock.
Company's Storage Wall System is a cost-effective solution for flexible, modular storage.
Dematic iQ software extends beyond traditional warehouse control systems into knowledge-based logistics optimization.
Officials say the Coca-Cola Co. will build a new distribution center in Chattanooga, maintaining the company's 115-year business relationship with the city. The $62 million distribution center will be built at the site of an old facility at Olan Mills.
The Vehicle Asset Communicator® (VAC) is an intelligent, highly configurable, RFID-based, vehicle-mounted computer that forms the backbone of Company's wireless Vehicle Management Systems (VMS) for lift trucks and other industrial vehicles.
The Shiraz Warehouse Control System now works on a smartwatch. The system allows warehouse managers to gather critical key performance indicators to better manage their distribution and fulfillment operations from their wrist.
The TWERGO™ wheel (Multiple Wheel Ergonomic) is designed for a variety of industrial applications.
The Shuttle XP 1000 Vertical Lift Module (VLM) features an overhead crane mounted on the unit for easy handling of heavy goods.
The AccellosOne Warehouse Management System (WMS) version 6.5 is built on Company's unifying technology platform, the AccellosOne Platform version 3.0.
LISTA sheet steel drawer cabinets offer made-to-measure top quality for professional use.
If you’re looking to save costs on shipping, take a look at inbound shipping. Depending on the industry and size of the company, a business can spend more than 40 percent of its annual freight budget on inbound shipping, according to the Aberdeen Group.
The new collaborative platform, T.Transparency, is a single, dedicated, cloud-based solution that connects all supply chain communities to provide improved supply chain visibility, better collaboration and increased productivity.
Chobani has begun exporting its Greek yogurt to markets in Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, beginning with Singapore, Malaysia and Panama. With great success in the U.S., the company is looking to capitalize on its global potential.
The ActivRAC® 7M-SS (Stainless Steel) mobilized storage system is designed to meet the increasing demand for more storage capacity in clean room or corrosive environments.
Nevada's food and agricultural exports reached a milestone last year, exceeding 2012 sales by more than $19 million. The Nevada Department of Agriculture says export sales hit $137 million in 2013, an increase of 17 percent from the year before.