In common with many others, I am sitting at home in a room hastily converted into an “office away from the office”. Remote working has increased in recent years of course, but circumstances earlier this month drove a dramatic change. Many believe our working lives will not be quite the same again. Individuals and businesses … Continue reading Hamilton Grant technology provides continuity for food manufacturers
General Mills Australia is maintaining its local and global supply chain networks for much loved food products their customers need. By collaborating with suppliers, partners and customers, General Mills has been able to respond to increased customer demand caused by pantry-stocking, ensuring supply for both the short and long term. General Mills Australia supply chain … Continue reading General Mills ups ante to keep supply chain maintained
This year’s peak period will be the largest in Australia’s history. Last year Australia Post delivered more than 40 million parcels in December, and this year, volumes are already greater than they were at the same time last year. Over the coming peak Australia Post expects to deliver up to 3.5 million parcels on its … Continue reading Predicting the unpredictable
Supply chain, factories of the future, Industry 4.0, and an aging manufacturing workforce – all subjects that recently have started to have an impact on the food and beverage industry. It’s no longer enough to go after market share; processors and manufacturers in this space have to play the long game and ask themselves some … Continue reading Preparing for the future: sustainability, digitisation, and an aging workforce
The complexity of managing data integrity and alignment between trading partners often results in inefficiencies for both retailers and suppliers across operational and cost considerations. This issue is likely to grow in importance as supply chains become more complex through advanced automated distribution centres and new routes to market in an omni-channel environment. Shoppers, consumers and regulators … Continue reading Mastering the complexities of supply chain data accuracy
Danny Celoni is the Australasian CEO of one of the most recognisable names on the planet – PepsiCo. Having more than 22 years’ experience in sales, strategising and marketing throughout the Pacific and Asian regions, he is in a good place to see where Australian brands fit. Not only in terms of names themselves, but perceptions, … Continue reading Branding and supply chain: why they matter
Your greatest cost is also your greatest asset. Make one crucial step before investing in new technologies and invest in future-proofing your people. Here’s why… Technology is no doubt having a transformational impact on the supply chain sector; blockchain, automation, machine learning and AI are improving operational processes, driving efficiency and ultimately better supply chain … Continue reading Future-proofing your supply chain: It’s not what you expect
GS1 Nexus 2019, the conference hosted by GS1 Australia, will feature speakers from more than 45 companies and organisations including Coles, Woolworths, Amazon, Google, the Small Business Ombudsman and Business Victoria, the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA) and the Australasian Railway Association (ARA) who will share the latest insights and expertise to address today’s … Continue reading GS1 NEXUS 2019 conference to shape future of supply chains
GS1 Nexus 2019 promises to be an interactive experience for retailers, suppliers and manufacturers. Learn what industry leaders from Coles, Woolworths, Amazon, Google and many more are predicting and how future trends will affect you and your business. Sessions include Data & Digital in the Food & Beverage Supply Chain, Keeping the Consumer in Focus, … Continue reading GS1 Nexus 2019 – Supply Chain Conference
Johnnie Walker, has announced the Australian release of Johnnie Walker Black Label Sherry Edition. Crafted by Blender Chris Clark, part of the blend in this limited edition bottling is matured in former Sherry casks, giving the whisky a richer fruitiness. The expression also uses malts including Blair Athol, Cardhu and Strathmill resulting in a taste … Continue reading Johnnie Walker announces the Australian launch of Black Label Sherry Edition
It is crucial we have a global set of standards across the food and beverage industry to support the rise of the digital era which is all about quality data and accuracy of information.
In summer 2017, 15 EU states, Switzerland and Hong Kong were affected by the Fipronil contamination scandal. The scandal originated in the Netherlands but had global effects. Around ten million tainted eggs were imported into Germany, with not only eggs themselves being contaminated, but also egg products such as sandwich fillers. Here, Shan Zhan, Global … Continue reading What eggs can teach us about traceability
The 11-member version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership looks set to result in gains for beef-exporting countries Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and Canada.
New advocacy group, the Australian Food Cold Chain Council, aims to address food wastage by showing food producers, logistics operators, supermarkets and consumers the cost of inaction.
Award-winning Australian international logistics company and freight forwarder, VISA Global Logistics, is joining inaugural supply chain event, MEGATRANS2018, to showcase its service offerings.
The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO), alongside Planet Ark and PREP Design, have launched a nation-wide labelling scheme that will help consumers better understand how to recycle products effectively. Leading organisations including Australia Post, Blackmores, Nestlé, Officeworks, Unilever and Woolworthshave already pledged their commitment to using the label and as such are actively working towards reducing the amount … Continue reading APCO, Planet Ark labelling scheme to combat waste
Researchers have provided the most detailed map of routes and costings across Australia’s entire agricultural supply chain, potentially saving the industry millions of dollars annually.
Though food supply chains are sometimes complex, if we are to keep on top of issues like fraud and food safety, it is important that we know where our food comes from. Blockchain technology can help us do this.
GS1, the global business communications standards organisation recently announced a collaboration with IBM and Microsoft to leverage GS1 standards in their enterprise blockchain applications for supply chain clients. GS1’s global standards for identification and structured data enable blockchain network users to scale enterprise adoption and maintain a single, shared version of the truth about supply … Continue reading GS1, IBM and Microsoft collaborate to leverage GS1 standards in enterprise blockchain applications
Now in its 6th year, close to 900 people registered to attend the event across two weeks from Tuesday 5th September through to Thursday 14th September 2017 in both Melbourne and Sydney.