Supply Chain & Logistics

Logistics Solutions: When failure is not an option

By Carlos Oliver
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It’s a business owner-operator’s worst nightmare: a complete warehouse rack system failure causing extensive product breakage, equipment damage, lost productivity and - far worse - worker injury or death.



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Logistics Solutions: Labor savers

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Refrigerated & Frozen Foods went straight to the source to learn about the latest in automated storage and retrieval system technologies.

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Supplier Spotlight: Supply chain "Wel" under control

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Brett Favre a Jet? Although Wisconsinites weren’t able to control their football fortunes, there’s one Wisconsin-based company proving that it can control something of vital importance to food processors: the supply chain.


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Logistics Solutions: New you, new view

By Christopher Ritz Ph.D.
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It’s been 50 years since supply chain pioneers Harvey Shycon and Richard Maffei used a primitive computer to complete their first-of-a-kind “physical distribution optimization” plan for the H. J. Heinz Co.


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Port opens organic industrial park

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A leader in organic agriculture, the state of Washington says it has opened an eco-industrial park at the Port of Columbia in Dayton, Wash.
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Logistics Solutions: Dollars-and-sense approach to safety

By Jim Le Tart
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Supply chains are the lifeblood of retailers, distributors and manufacturers. However, threats abound all over the world and – with globalization making supply chains longer and more complex – the risks keep increasing.



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Information technologies: Keep track

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Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Please describe your products or services related to track-and-trace procedures.

Tom Kozenski:   We provide a comprehensive suite of supply chain applications that efficiently manage the end-to-end flow of inventory from the supplier, through manufacturing, distribution, retail stores, and all the way to the consumer’s home.


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Surviving the slump

By Jack Ampuja
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My first inclination was to title this piece, “Surviving the slump.” But I realized, perhaps, it should be amended to say we’re “surviving a continued slump” - considering that we have seen a steady climb in logistics costs during the past four years. Unfortunately for everyone, there are no signs of this trend abating.


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Logistics Solutions: Moving forward

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R&FF:  What has Tyson been doing with third-party carriers?

Keene: We’ve worked toward joint value creation with our common carrier partners for consistent lanes and volumes. We recognize that this allows them to better plan their business.
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Logistics Solutions: Poultry in motion

By Bob Garrison
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Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the other side, of course. Then again, every day finds Tyson Foods’ chicken (and beef and pork) products crossing the nation and the globe en route to supermarket shelves and foodservice operators.

Why does Tyson do it? Naturally, it’s to grow and satisfy retail and foodservice customers and consumers. 

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OSI, 2014 Refrigerated Foods Processor of the Year

Find out how this global food provider secured a new supply chain global trading platform, opened a new culinary innovation center and continues to keep food safety top of mind.

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Engaging the Manufacturing Workforce to Drive Business Improvement

AIOE’s Workforce Development Solutions Group will soon release its work product, “The Engagement Framework”. This is a robust resource tool that both CPGs and suppliers should find useful in their organizations. Attendees will learn of the key attributes of Engagement, and cases and lessons learned on how to apply these guiding lessons within your company. The value proposition is fundamental to business success in our industry: business performance, competitive globally, recruitment and retention.

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Refrigerated & Frozen Foods' September 2014 issue features the six Processors to Watch in 2015 and the Cold Storage Construction Guide.

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