Combatting the Labor Shortage in the Food & Beverage Industry

Worker inspecting a line at a bottling plant.

The labor shortage in the food and beverage industry has been a growing issue for over a decade, and the events of the past few years have only intensified the problem. Many of you are struggling to attract and retain the workforce you need to meet market demand and although the unemployment rate has dropped …

Railroad Supply Chain Disruptions Hinder Chemical Manufacturers

Chemical manufacturers must leverage technology that provides visibility and accurate insights as they navigate railroad delays. The railway industry has been facing labor shortages, causing delays across industries who rely on freight to transport product. A report by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) reveals that chemical manufacturers have faced three consecutive quarters of supply chain and freight transportation …

FDA Finalizes New Traceability Rules for High-Risk Foods

Fruits and Vegetables at a Market

After at least eight years in the making, the FDA announced the final rule to improve food traceability for domestic and foreign manufacturers who process, package, or hold foods included on the Food Traceability List (FTL) for U.S. consumption. This rule will require those manufacturers to maintain records containing Key Data Elements (KDE) associated with …

The Negative Impacts That Manual Processes Have on Your Business

The Negative Impacts That Manual Processes Have on Your Business

Technology runs today’s world. Whether looking for a recipe or coding an AI robot, technology has made advancements in every aspect of our lives, and your business shouldn’t be left behind. Manual processes have become outdated in manufacturing and may hurt your business more than help. Challenges of Human Error and Inefficiencies of Manual Processes …

Preventing Mislabeled Allergens from Causing Harm

Allergens Food Labeling

Food manufacturers need to leverage technology that can inform, track, and trace every ingredient to ensure safety and prevent recalls. Undeclared food allergens are the leading cause of Class I food recalls, a situation in which the “use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.” Considering that …

Ecommerce Becoming a Necessity for Manufacturers

Ecommerce Becoming a Necessity for Manufacturers

Ecommerce is no longer a nice-to-have. It’s now more important than ever to deliver on customers’ digital needs and modern ecommerce trends. What is your business doing to stay competitive? Because of the number of changes in the industry, B2B commerce is becoming increasingly vital for process manufacturers. Even as more and more of your …