As the food supply chain rapidly grows, it’s becoming more complicated and challenging than ever. Here’s a look at some of the issues that food supply chain managers face and how they can be solved.
Problems with the Global Food Supply Chain
1. Lack of traceability
Traceability throughout the entire supply chain create an efficient and competitive company while preventing costly errors. Unfortunately, increased regulations and growing complexities have made traceability a challenging undertaking. To gain end-to-end visibility, producers, manufacturers, distributors, logistics providers may want to invest in Blockchain technology.
2. Failure to maintain the safety of perishables
Manufacturers must produce high-quality products that are safe for consumers. This is possible through proper production, storage and warehouse practices, timely transportation, proper packaging materials, and real-time temperature monitoring tools. Cargo Data Lightning Real Time temperature recorders automate compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and additional food safety regulations by providing proof that perishable food items have been transported at safe temperatures.
3. Lack of communication between parties
Fragmented or disrupted communication between parties in the food supply chain can lead to inefficiency, food spoilage, and reduced profitability. Fortunately, technology has made it easier to gain a birds-eye view of the food supply chain and transmit important data to your suppliers and other partners.
4. Increase in food chain costs
Between fuel costs, labor, logistics and freight, and investments in technology, running an efficient food supply chain isn’t cheap. However, these investments can modernize your business and make you stand out among your competition. Determine the return on investment when determining where to spend your hard earned dollars.
5. Inability to track and control inventory
To satisfy your customers, maintain quality, and control costs, inventory must be carefully managed. Through IoT and real-time tracking technologies, you can ensure that your inventory data is accurate.
Contact Cargo Data for Real-Time Temperature Monitoring
The cold chain is challenging to run. If you’d like to know more about our temperature monitoring products and how they can maximize your cold chain’s FSMA compliance, give us a call. We offer free consultations and can be reached at (800) 338-8134.