Health, safety and quality control are imperative when it comes to food production. However, despite the many precautions food manufacturers take to ensure the safety and quality of their products, the Australian government estimates there are 5.4 million cases of foodborne disease per year, costing A$1.2 billion annually. Such alarming numbers have put the focus back on … Continue reading How food manufacturers can ensure high quality across the supply chain
A $10 million fund has been launched to further secure Australia’s food supply chains and build the agrifood industry’s resilience to shocks. The federal Government-backed Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre has launched its Mission Food For Life. The three-year program will bring agrifood businesses, tech companies and the research sector together to develop new data-driven … Continue reading $10 million to help build secure food supply chains
The AFGC’s acting CEO Dr Geoffrey Annison puts in perspective the role Australia’s food industry has had in the COVID-19 and the recovery of Australian businesses. The year 2020 has certainly ushered Australia into uncertain times, and luckily for domestic consumers, the Australian food, grocery and beverage manufacturing sector was able to quickly jump into … Continue reading AFGC – keeping the shelves stocked
The Australian Government is supporting agricultural and fishery exports during the COVID-19 pandemic. Recently, the Australian Government announced the $110 million International Freight Assistance Mechanism (IFAM) as a temporary measure to help restore critical global supply chains which have been heavily impacted by COVID-19 containment measures. IFAM has been set up to ensure essential airfreight … Continue reading Restore global supply chains for Australian agricultural and fisheries exporters
To remain competitive, food and beverage manufacturers need to continually improve their products and optimise their manufacturing processes, but bottlenecks can be the bane of their existence. Bottlenecks are caused by processes in the system that limit its entire capacity, delaying subsequent processes and often causing a knock-on effect that impacts downstream productivity. There are … Continue reading Eliminating bottlenecks in the food and beverage industry to avoid disruption
Australia’s food safety systems will be strengthened by the delivery of a new national implementation program to help track and trace food products from farm to fork in domestic and export markets. The industry-led program, co-designed by Deakin University’s Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics (CSCL), includes an Australian-first Implementing Food Traceability Guide, plus product … Continue reading Traceability program to build trust in Australia’s food supply chains
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.