UK Food Standard Agency Completes Blockchain Pilot for Food Supply Chain

UK food regulator the Food Standard Agency (FSA) has successfully accomplished a pilot using blockchain technology according to an announcement published July 2. This was reportedly the first time blockchain has been used as a regulatory tool to ensure compliance in the food sector. The pilot was implemented in a cattle slaughterhouse, where both the FSA and the slaughterhouse were …

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CO2 shortage: Why it really matters for the UK’s food and drink supply

A shortage of CO2 gas is starting to bite. From pig processors to beer firms, the lack of carbon dioxide is hitting production. Booker, a wholesaler to bars and restaurants, is rationing sales. And soft drinks giant Coca-Cola says its UK bottling plant was interrupted by the shortage. Trade journal Gas World, which first revealed …

How to you managing your Indirect Procurement?

Over the last five or so years, there has been a dawning realization within companies that spending on indirect goods and services is a big area of opportunity for creating efficiency and cost savings. This is not news to those of us within the profession. However, the need to do better is prominent towards achieving …

10 Steps to a More Profitable Supply Chain

Does this story sound familiar? It’s 7:00 p.m., your warehouse team has just finished their final picks for the evening, your fleet has been loaded based on standard routing calculations, and you’re ready to pack up shop. Then that dreaded moment happens — a member of your sales team calls down to the warehouse: “Our …