Nestle recently revealed that it has pulled several pasta meals off store shelves in connection with the growing horse meat scandal. At the same time, European lawmakers have called for new labeling regulations to be put in place.
While labeling may not be the first area that springs to mind when executives talk about risk management, no company would take such a cavalier attitude toward the subject if it had seen firsthand how a labeling breakdown can lead to shipping delays and lost revenue during a supply chain disruption.
Many companies may not fully appreciate the importance of being able to track and trace products throughout their supply chains until they find themselves in a situation that demands the capability.
Accurate labels are key for maintaining the safety of pharmaceuticals and dietary supplements.
Researchers from the University of California, Davis recently published an article describing their research into how the quality of wine is affected by the conditions in which it is stored.
Ray Baughman, a researcher at the University of Texas who specializes in nanotechnology, recently reviewed some of the work being carried out by his team in an article published by the journal Science.
When all shipments are securely marked with barcodes, companies can ensure that counterfeit and unsafe components are kept out of their distribution systems.
The recent release of the highly anticipated iPhone 5 offers a good example of a complex product rollout.
Counterfeiting continues to be a serious concern for many businesses.
In 1989, the United Nations (U.N.) implemented a ban on the international ivory trade in response to out-of-control poaching, which was believed to pose an existential risk to elephants.
GS1 US, a barcode labeling standards initiative, has released a new Foodservice Product Image Style Guide to help resolve labeling issues such as time constraints, costly image management, and confusion of new and updated or outdated item images. The new image style guide will allow companies to provide a consistent image approach to foodservice products,...
Maintaining business continuity during a crisis is essential as global organizations are more susceptible to natural disasters, power failures, political unrest, protests, war and other unplanned supply chain disruptions. To mitigate these interruptions and ensure continuous operations, global organizations must place more importance on supply chain cornerstones that have been frequently overlooked and have resulted...