Food manufacturers can now access a factory performance software system based in the cloud in a move its creator, food and drink operations consultant Coriolis, describes as a world first.
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is still emerging in food and beverage with growth expected as more firms take a holistic approach, according to the president of CIMdata.
An EU project is aiming to use active packaging to improve barrier properties and intelligent packaging to give consumers more product quality information.
Cloud technology could fight horse meat-type food fraud issues by enhancing traceability, according to specialists in the field JDA.
Researchers have developed a methodology based on software to help with the safety of packaging throughout the supply chain.
Private label is not a typical client customer relationship, it is a partnership and that’s where Trace One comes in, said Phillippe Auroi, product and market director Europe at the company.
Researchers have invented cost-effective plastic analog-to-digital converters (ADC) for use in packaging to measure food freshness.
While cost reduction is fuelling packaging reduction, the high cost of environmentally-friendly packaging relative to oil remains a barrier to widespread adoption by the food industry, according to Datamonitor packaging innovation director Andrew Streeter.
Pregis has implemented its predictive tech support system to try and prevent downtime before it occurs.
US firm RM Foods has boosted profits by cracking down on data accuracy through implementing Sage ERP X3 enterprise resource planning software.
A UK chilled produce distributor has secured six figure savings annually for the past two years by implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system across the business.
German beverage filling and packaging giant Krones has bought a 26% stake in German intralogistical supplier Klug, and says it will stop supplying such solutions through its loss-making in-house business.
Stopping a truly determined bioterrorist - or just a disgruntled employee - from maliciously tampering with a high-profile food brand will always be extremely difficult.
PepsiCo says that its merchandising and distribution efficiency has improved radically since it began using the Apple iPhone and iPad alongside custom software apps specially developed in house.
Progress on inexpensive radio frequency identification (RFID) technology has taken a leap forward with the creation of a form of ultra high frequency (UHF) Shottky diode by research institute Imec.
Natural ingredients firm Naturex has streamlined its supply chain by implementing Infor Advanced Planning Software.
Rockwell Automation is poised to launch more compact, cost-effective electronics solutions that help manufacturers claw back lost downtime and save on space.
Handtmann has launched weighing software that could help sausage manufacturers significantly slash food waste and save thousands of euros.
Frozen food firm Findus has implemented several supply chain efficiencies in partnership with logistics service provider Sofrilog.
Thermo Fisher Scientific has launched software for gas and liquid chromatography analysis that simplifies the process and makes it more user-friendly.