Safe Travels

The Food Safety Modernization Act will have a huge impact on food supply chains. Here’s your passport to preparation. President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) into law in January 2011. The most sweeping food safety law reform in 70 years, the Act seeks to keep food safer by shifting the focus from responding to contamination to preventing it. Forty-eight million people get sick annually from eating tainted food, according to the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. After reports of a food- borne illness surface, the faster the source can be found and a recall issued, the better
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It’s the Thought That Counts

Technology and social media are the brains behind an unprecedented level of transparency and communication that helps shippers and logistics providers understand each other’s operations, and collaborate in ways unimaginable in the past. For all its focus on the movement of things, a supply chain relies in large part on relationships and interactions between people. People buy from people. It’s enriching those relationships that lies at the heart of technology-enabled customer service tools. Consumers have heightened expectations about how quickly they should be able to access information and share ideas. In just a few clicks, they can check a bank
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Planning Keeps Freight Moving

In the last few years, everything from a massive earthquake in Japan, to hurricanes on the East Coast threatened our supply chain – a supply chain that increasingly knows no international borders. Whether operations are focused in a small geographic area or span countries and modes, all disruptions have the potential to ripple through our network equally, presenting new problems to solve – sometimes hundreds of miles from their origin. The supply chain will only grow more rigid as technology makes it more efficient, so transportation stakeholders must grow proportionally more agile to stay competitive and keep freight moving, no
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