Poor execution of fresh food shipping will contribute to be a higher risk for foodborne illness, lead to problems in managing inventory, and upset customers. Ongoing route optimization and collaboration are critical to effective food logistics, but these are downright impossible without the right technology and strategy. Effective risk management must be your top goal. And, to avoid risk, shippers can follow these tips to improve supply chain management along the way.
Increase the Traceability of Food Shipments With Automated Data Capture
Consider the Use of New Technologies to Increase Accountability
The use of new technologies, such as blockchain, provides an additional advantage in maintaining and improving food shipping reliability and accuracy. Instead of hoping data is accurate, food shippers can be confident that data represents the facts affecting a shipment. Consider the costs avoided by eliminating concerns over temperature management and associated rejections in a study of 88 food shippers, as reported by Food Logistics Magazine: